Vegan Living

The Role of Eating Animals in Climate Change

Grass-fed Steer in field

Excerpted and adapted from Food Choice and Sustainability by Dr. Richard Oppenlander, by permission. In 2006 much of the world was shocked by news that burgers and steaks that everyone were eating were somehow contributing to green houses gases and climate change. In the repost by the UNFood and Agriculture organization LEAD committee, Livestock’s Long Shadow, authors Henning Steinfeld et al. made it known that live stock’s contribution to green house gas emissions is 18 percent — more than that produced by the entire transportation sector (all the cars, planes, trains, buses, and trucks that we drive and fly every day in the world) at 13 percent.

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Vegan Issues to Discuss for a Long-term Relationship

Colorful fruits and veggies

When you’re about to take your relationship to the next level, and one of the two partners is a vegan, here are some questions to ask as you’re considering a long-term union:

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You’re Vegan, He or She Isn’t: Desirable Qualities in a Potential Partner

Dating Vegans by Anne DinshahExcerpted from Dating Vegans: Recipes for Relationships* by Anne Dinshah. Published by American Vegan Society, © 2012. Reprinted by permission.

The desirable qualities of people we like to date are those characteristics that make them appealing to us. For a growing number of people, being vegan tops that list. Everyone has the potential to be a vegan; most people just do not know that yet. more→

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How to Start a Dinner Club

Individual tortilla pizzas recipe

After a busy week, few but the most diehard foodies enjoy the added stress of planning, cooking, and serving a grand meal to a small crowd, especially if it’s not any special occasion or holiday. Still, dinner parties are fun, and the desire to host and participate in them lingers on. more→

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The High Performance Vegan Athlete: It Is Possible!

Contributed by Brendan Brazier. It’s certainly not uncommon for competitive athletes to try a vegan diet, just uncommon for them stick with it. With sincere intentions to improve their health naturally and benefit their performance, many high-level athletes try eliminating animal products from their diets. So why, after a short period, do the majority revert back to consuming animal products? Quite simply, there’s not enough information out there. Following is a list of problems athletes commonly have when switching to a vegan diet — and their solutions. more→

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