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World Vegan Day

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November 1st is generally full of eating Halloween sweets from the night before, but for many it also marks the celebration of Veganism. World Vegan Day started in 1994, in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Vegan Society, and it marks the beginning of Vegan month. As well as a celebration, it’s also a really good way for people to learn a little bit more about this way of life. It’s a great time to ask what Veganism actually is, and learn to see things from a different perspective. It’s a common misconception that Vegans will preach their opinions in a way that is ignorant to different opinions, but it’s really important that we discuss the movement, and all things related to it. More and more people are realising the impact that our diets have on the planet, and there’s never been an easier time to make adjustments to our lifestyles. Veganism not only can benefit our wellbeing, but can also lessen our impact on the environment. If you’ve got a spare five minutes (for when you’re procrastinating that essay!) google ‘Veganism and the environment’ and have a look at how much you could reduce your environmental impact by just cutting out some things, or swapping them for others.

 

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Sophie James

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