May 16th, 2007
Our friends across the big pond are celebrating their 15th annual National Vegetarian Week, next week, May 21-27th. The event is organized by The Vegetarian Society, the world’s oldest vegetarian society, formed in 1847. The goal of National Vegetarian Week is to raise awareness to the food, lifestyle and health benefits of the vegetarian diet.
This year the event will also focus on the environmental benefits to going vegetarian. This is a hot topic right now and it’s clear that a veg diet significantly reduces our impact on the planet.
Local events are scheduled throughout the UK next week, be sure to check out the website to find things going on in your area. For us here in the U.S. I’m not aware of any organized events, but what better time to give vegetarianism a try on your own? Theoretically, you could consolidate the next seven weeks of veg-one-day-a-week into one week. Just an idea!
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