Options Grow for Plant-Based Eating by Marlaina Donato Plant-based lifestyles, once considered by some as a fad that would fade, are on the rise worldwide. According to a Harris Interactive poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, 6 million to 8 million Americans have completely eliminated meat, including seafood, from their plates. With a 600 percent increase of people going vegan domestically in the past three years
Being Sustainable Down to Our Soles Following an environmentally friendly lifestyle can be felt right down to our toes. Increase the life of footwear by being properly fitted in high-quality shoes, performing ongoing maintenance and patronizing cobblers. Pay extra attention to waterproofing shoes in winter and rainy
Animal Product Emissions Rival Oil According to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, three of the world’s largest meat producers, JBS, Cargill and Tyson, emitted more greenhouse
Now celebrating its fourth year, the popular VeganFest featuring world-class vegan and animal rights experts, delicious food, and lifestyle products will be held in Asheville from Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10. Guest speakers from around the country will present talks on Friday and Saturday, updating the audience on the latest vegan issues. In addition, workshops will be held on Friday and panel discussions on Saturday. On Sunday, the festival goes outdoors to Pack Square Park with over 100 vendors, including Upstate Natural Awakenings, to showcase vegan food, beer, lifestyle products and more.
Before buying, be informed and read labels. The word ‘natural’ can be misleading so it’s important to know what to avoid. Steer clear of anything that contains fragrance, sulfates, gluten, phthalates, triclosan, parabens and musk. Silver Wing Essentials cosmetics is one line of skin care products that offers a vegan, cruelty-free alternative.
Traveling can be tricky for those trying to eat a plant-based diet, especially on long stretches of highway. More than 33 percent of Americans, or 100 million-plus people, are eating vegan/vegetarian meals more often, even if they do not adhere to a strict plant-based lifestyle, concluded a 2011 Harris Interactive study commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group. Here is what the discerning traveler can do when hunger strikes.
We all have good intentions to eat more fruits and vegetables, and it’s easier if we start with just one plant-based meal a day—lunch. Natural Awakenings has enlisted the help of vegan lunchbox experts to help us all enjoy easy-to-make and colorful feasts good for home, office, school and on the road.
“Vegan food offers so much variety, especially at lunch,” says Johanna Sophia, of Pine Plains, New York, who recently hosted the online series The Raw Lunchbox Summit. “A vegan lunch gives an extra boost in the middle of the day for more brain power, clarity and energy.”
With a wealth of luxury faux alternatives available in today’s market, shoe lovers can obtain the quality footwear they desire without incurring the usual environmental and human health costs.