Community

Making this decision doesn't happen in a vacuum. It may impact various parts of your life, especially if you live with others. Of course, each person needs to make their own decision. Keeping in mind this topic can become sensitive.

 

Also, when you learn more, it’s easy to become passionate about helping others be healthier, the animals, and the environment. A best practice may be to listen carefully and stay open. Gauge how much the

other person is able to hear, and what’s driving their interest.

 

In addition, you may want to connect with others in your community. People with similar interests may gather on FacebookMeet-up, or a local group. Many of the larger cities also have VegFest, which are usually

an annual event with speakers, vegan food samplings, vendors, etc.

Nutrition

Q:  Do vegetarians and vegans get 

enough protein?

A:  Refer to the Nutrition Facts website. This extensive website offers information based on research studies.

Q: What can I do for cheese and meat substitutes?

A: Refer to the the Fundamentals page of this website, which also has the Substitutes for Everyday Foods for dairy, sweeteners, eggs, bread, and meat alternatives.

Animals

Q:  Do animals have emotions and cognitive abilities? 

 A:  Refer to the Why Become page of this website.

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Environment

Q:  What impact does a vegetarian or vegan diet have on our food, water, fuel and land supplies?

A:  Refer to the Why Become page in the Why Become tab of this website.

Rescue Advocacy Education

"To protect farm animals from cruelty, to inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and to promote compassionate vegan living."

Programs: animal rescue, The Someone Project, Adopt a Farm Animal, Home Adoption and Placement, Compassionate Communities Campaign, Sanctuary and Farm Animal Care Guides, Humane Education, Internships, Federal Legislation and Regulation...and much more.

“Founded in 1993, Vegan Outreach is a 501c3 nonprofit organization working to end violence towards animals. We seek a future when sentient animals are no longer exploited as commodities. “

Programs: campaigns, leafleting, and mentors.

“The Institute for Humane Education (IHE) teaches about the interconnected and pressing issues that impact all life – humans, other animals, and the earth we share – and provides individuals of all ages with the tools to be solutionaries for a better world. “

Programs: workshops, online courses, and accredited Graduate programs.

“Mercy for Animals is dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.”

Programs: advocacy, investigations, leafleting, corporate and social outreach.

“The mission of PlantPure Communities is to build stronger, healthier, and more sustainable communities. We are partnering with a wide range of stakeholders to share the benefits of a whole food plant-based lifestyle.”

Programs: Pod Networks, PlantPure Nation film, Oasis Program, Toolkits, advocacy and campaigns.

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Self -Study Curriculum

Step #4 Community

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