Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Meatless Mondays Part III - 281 went meatless!

A simple blog post last week turned into a pretty cool event this week.

Last week I wrote about the concept of Meatless Mondays and how some communities around the country have embraced the idea. I invited readers and people they know to go meatless this past Monday.

The final number of people who told me they (and/or friends and family) were going meatless this past Monday is at 281.

281 did not eat meat this past Monday. Or fish. And keep in mind that this only includes those that are not already veg or vegan.

To say that I am blown away is an understatement. To read notes from folks and posts on Facebook and tweets on Twitter give me so much hope for the future and clearly tells me that there are many people out there interested in not eating meet and embracing a plant-based lifestyle.

Dinner parties were held. People cooked with their spouse or significant other. People went out to lunch with co-workers. People sought out more information about vegetarianism and veganism. Some decided they would try going meatless for the whole week!

I am beyond grateful to all of you who read that original post (Meatless Mondays - Give it a try!) and took action with it. Thank you!

This could be the first step in a total change of how one looks at the food they eat. I became vegan because I did not want to be part of the extreme cruelty towards animals who become our food. Yet the benefits of being vegan are endless. One of those benefits, being able to eat amazing food, was a common theme in feedback I received form Meatless Mondays.

Since that original post I have added several links to resources to give you as much information as possible from health, to recipes, to groups working to be a voice for the voiceless. I urge you to check some of these links out.

I wonder what it would look like if all 281 who went meatless this past Monday decide to go meatless EVERY Monday? Or every day?

As always, thank you for reading my blog. Your support is wonderful!

1 comment:

  1. That is certainly amazing - there are quite a few people who do eat meatless on Mondays here in Miami, even a couple of restaurants have changed their menus to conform with this (although it is just two or so).

    We are hoping to bring more awareness to this fact in the Miami area, too.

    Great job!!

    ~Ashley, Veg On The Run