The sixth annual US VegWeek kicks off today! This nationwide campaign, which starts on Meatless Monday and the day before the 44th annual Earth Day, empowers people to create a kinder, greener, and healthier world, simply by choosing vegetarian foods. In the words of late Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson who founded Earth Day, “Our goal is not just an environment …
70+ Elected Officials Put Meat-Free Eating on the Political Map for US VegWeek
There are 52 weeks in a year. Why not make at least one of them meat-free? That’s the idea behind COK’s US VegWeek campaign, which launched in 2009 thanks to the inspiration of Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin. Sen. Raskin was the first lawmaker to sign our 7-Day VegPledge, proudly noting that his participation helps “align my morals with my menu.” His …
Gardein Grows with Gluten-Free Line
We always say that eating vegan doesn’t mean sacrifice — it simply means eating the vegan versions of your favorite foods! That’s why Gardein, purveyor of plant-based meats from chick’n to “beef” to a new fish fillet, is a staple in our kitchens. Now the company has taken one more step to cater to its hungry and health-conscious customers, releasing a new gluten-free …
Mark Your Calendar: US VegWeek 2014 Kicks Off April 21!
There are 52 weeks in a year — why not make at least one of them meat-free? Now in its sixth year, US VegWeek (April 21-27) motivates and inspires thousands of people from coast to coast to explore a variety of meat-free foods and discover the many benefits of vegetarian eating—for our health, the planet, and animals. Last year’s celebration …
US VegWeek Success: Thousands Go Meat-Free for a Week!
Our fifth annual US VegWeek wrapped up on Sunday, and it was a resounding success!
The weeklong celebration highlighting the many benefits and flavors of vegetarian eating included more than 3,500 people from coast to coast taking our 7-Day VegPledge, 140 restaurant specials offered in 21 states, 150 events held in 33 states, and more media coverage than ever before.
US VegWeek Puts Meat-Free Eating on the Political Map
There are 52 weeks in a year. Why not make at least one of them meat-free? That’s the idea that inspired COK to launch our US VegWeek campaign in 2009 – it’s an idea that was shared with us by Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin.
Sen. Raskin was the first lawmaker to sign our 7-Day VegPledge, proudly noting that his participation helps “align my morals with my menu.” His continued support has helped the campaign grow each year, empowering countless other lawmakers and thousands of consumers from coast to coast to make kinder, greener, and healthier food choices.
US VegWeek 2013 Kicks Off Today – Earth Day!
Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, a day intended to encourage individuals to take meaningful actions in their everyday lives that, collectively, contribute to preserving the planet. But in the words of late Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson who founded Earth Day, “Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human beings and all other living creatures.”
NBA Star John Salley Kicks off US VegWeek Events
The fifth annual US VegWeek kicks off in less than 2 weeks! This nationwide event, which begins on Earth Day (April 22), offers a fun and supportive way to explore the many flavors and benefits of vegetarian eating.
Thousands of people–including scores of lawmakers–have already agreed to take our 7-day pledge, and it’s not too to sign up! Are you up the for challenge?
VegWeek 2011: Federal, State, and Local Officials Take 7-Day Veg Pledge
For the third year in a row, Compassion Over Killing hosted VegWeek in April, a week-long celebration encouraging others to take 7-day veg pledge as a simple, yet effective way, to help protect their health, the planet and animals.
Launched in 2009 in our hometown of Takoma Park, MD, our first-ever VegWeek was inspired by Md. Senator Jamie Raskin and officially recognized through a Mayoral Proclamation. Sen. Raskin was the first person to sign up for our one-week veg pledge—and it’s a pledge he’s kept to this day!
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