World Vegan Month is just around the corner and promises a 30-day celebration of all things plant-based. Founded by the Vegan Society in 1994, it also incorporates World Vegan Day on 1 November, and encourages people to learn more about the benefits of veganism.
Our friends over at The Vegan Society are leading the way in celebrating November with their World Vegan Day initiative! And of course our pals at Animal Aid who actually launched the full month 10 years ago, believing that one day just wasn’t enough to talk about all the issues surrounding animal agriculture and the damage it does.
Vegans across the globe are invited to take part, to show the world that ditching animals from our diets doesn’t need to be difficult. Check out our round-up of some easy but interesting ways to get involved in World Vegan Month. You might even inspire others to go vegan!
Host a Vegan Dinner Party
Invite your non-vegan and vegan-curious friends to dinner and offer them a delicious plant-based meal. Many non-vegans have the assumption that plant-based food is all salad leaves and bland beans, but at Veganuary we know of course that isn’t true.
Wow them with your culinary skills – you could knock up a veganised version of a classic dish, or make something really creative they might not have tried before. Veganuary has a whole host of dinner party recipe ideas to get you started.
Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook?
If cooking isn’t your forte, and you’re feeling generous, you could treat your friends or family to a vegan meal at a restaurant. Many high street eateries launch special vegan dishes for World Vegan Month – last year restaurants including Carluccio’s, Wagamama and even McDonald’s got in on the action. We promise to bring you updates of the new vegan menu items launching nationwide this November.
The Great Office Bake-Off
With vegan week even reaching the Great British Bake-Off this year, make like Paul Hollywood and create your own baking masterpiece to share with your colleagues or classmates. As vegan cake can be just as tasty (or even tastier – Oreo cupcakes anyone?) than those made with eggs and dairy, and you might even convince some omnivores to try more vegan foods!
Attend a Vegan Outreach Event
The huge rise in veganism means there is usually an outreach event taking place near you each week. From attending a Cube of Truth or handing out vegan leaflets (or free cake!) to shoppers, to volunteering at your local animal sanctuary or attending an animal rights demonstration, there are lots of ways you can involve yourself in outreach. Some of the best ways to discover existing events are through local vegan Facebook groups and animal rescue centres.
Take the Veganuary Pledge
If you’re not already vegan, by signing up to receive our free email series you’ll receive a bundle of really simply tips to help you on your journey to a plant-based diet. If you’re already vegan but want to inspire others, asking them to sign-up to Veganuary could be an easy way to encourage them to opt for more animal-free food choices.
What are you doing to celebrate World Vegan Month? Let us know over on our Facebook group!