Kicking off on Meatless Monday and the day before Earth Day, US VegWeek 2014 (April 21-27) is a weeklong celebration exploring the many benefits of vegetarian eating—for our health, the planet, and animals. This year’s celebration will be bigger and better than ever!
Restaurants are offering specials on delicious vegan fare; events from cooking demonstrations to movie screenings are being held throughout the country; and thousands of people nationwide — including elected officials — are taking the 7-Day VegPledge. After all, with 52 weeks in a year, why not make at least one meat-free?
Compassion Over Killing launched VegWeek in 2009 in Takoma Park, Maryland (our hometown) thanks to the inspiration of MD Senator Jamie Raskin. Sen. Raskin eagerly signed up as the first person to take our 7-Day VegPledge — a pledge he’s kept to this day — and VegWeek was officially recognized by our city through a Mayoral Proclamation. Energized by his new vegetarian diet, which he refers to as “aligning my morals with my menu,” Sen. Raskin has since helped COK expand our VegWeek campaign into a nationwide effort encouraging people choose meat-free foods as a way to build a kinder, cleaner, and healthier world. Start today!