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Connecticut Schools Go Meat-Free to Celebrate VegWeek

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Guilford Schools Chef Timothy Cipriano, Director of Food Services of Guilford Public Schools (GPS) in Guilford, Connecticut, touts an unusual and commendable specialty on his LinkedIn profile: “Working with kids to get them to appreciate good wholesome real food.” And that’s exactly why he was recruited by Guilford’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Paul Freeman, to ramp up the nutritional integrity of the GPS lunch program.

VegWeek 2013

Mark Your Calendar: US VegWeek 2013 Kicks Off April 22!

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US VegWeekThere are 52 weeks in a year, why not make at least one of them meat-free?

Now in its fifth year, US VegWeek (April 22-28) is a fun way to explore a wide variety of meat-free foods and discover the many benefits of vegetarian eating—for our health, the planet, and animals. While last year’s event was a huge success that changed many hearts and minds, this year’s celebration, kicking off on Earth Day, will be bigger and better than ever!

Join the thousands of people nationwide—including elected officials and community leaders—by pledging to choose vegetarian foods for at least seven days.

VegWeek Feedback: Changing Minds and Saving Lives

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Last week, we told you about how VegWeek 2012 (April 23-29) was a tremendous success: there were more VegPledge
sign-ups, restaurant specials, events, and media coverage than ever before!

Well, the good news doesn’t stop there. Although VegWeek may be over, we continue to receive inspiring feedback from hundreds of VegPledgers about how VegWeek gave them the jumpstart needed to keep standing up for animals, the planet, and their health every time they sit down to eat!

Here are a few stories we want to share: 

Our Forks: A Four-Pronged Approach to Protect the Planet

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For over 40 years, Earth Day—celebrated on April 22—has been inspiring people everywhere to take steps to help the environment. Did you know that perhaps the single most important action each of us can take to protect the planet is simply to choose meat-free foods?

Animal agriculture is considered one of the leading causes of pollution and resource depletion today. According to the United Nations, raising chickens, turkeys, pigs, cows and other animals for food contributes nearly one-fifth (18%) of all global human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.