SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: World Vegan Day is November 1, 2015. Join us by taking the Vegan For One Day Challenge! You’ll not only improve your health, but save animals and the planet. Do your part by:
Go Vegan for one day, one week, or one month and make a difference. Whether you’re thinking about adopting a plant-based diet, becoming a vegan or vegetarian, or simply want to make a positive impact on our environment, select an option below to get started.
Vegan For One Day
In a single day you can make a difference in your own life and the health of our planet. Going vegan for just one day can save almost 3,000 gallons of water, 16 pounds of grain, and start you on the road to better health.
Vegan For One Week
All it takes is a one week to have a lasting impact. Take the Vegan For One Week challenge and see what a difference you can make. You’ll save more than 42 pounds of grain and more than 15,000 gallons of water.
Vegan For One Month
Making a firm commitment to going vegan can change the world – literally. One person going vegan will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 tons per year. Improve your health and live the life of your dreams!
What is “The Challenge”
Our goal is to spread the word about all of the amazing benefits of “going Vegan”. People who are vegan eat a plant based diet and have been proven to live longer, healthier lives, and we want you to be one of them. Many vegans experience dramatic changes in their health and well being including weight loss and a reversal of many health related issues. Our challenge to you is to learn more about a plant-based eating style and determine what changes you’re willing to make.
How do I get started?
Making major changes to what you eat can be very personal and/or difficult for some people. That’s why we’re asking for a micro-commitment, a simple change that can start you on the path to lasting results. Individuals taking the challenge usually go a day without meat. Some go one step further and eliminate cheese and dairy as well. Others simply use the day to learn more about the harmful affects of beef and animal derived products. It’s up to you!
Getting started is simple
Vegan For One Day was founded under the premise that asking for small commitments can have a huge impact – and they can. We are asking individuals to sign the pledge to indicate an interest in going one day without eating meat and/or dairy products. As part of your pledge, we ask for a small donation of $5, $10, $25, or any sum, which is used to support a charity that promotes plant-based education, organic farming, clean drinking water, and other socially responsible entities. Essentially, we’re asking you to put your money where your mouth is. When individuals make a pledge, they tend to follow through on their promises (although a donation is not necessary to participate) and support worth while causes.
What it means to eat vegan for a Day, Week, or Month
One of the most common questions we get is, “How can I eat Vegan for a day?” The good news is there are no hard and fast rules about adopting a vegan diet for one day. Some individuals choose to consume green drinks throughout the day, others simply eat as they normally do but pass on the meat, and finally some people skip the cheese or milk they usually consume. Learn more in our FAQs.
Another vegan choice for the challenge
We’ve had many participants focus on not eliminating, but adding healthy foods to their diet. This includes committing to have a piece of fruit or eating a salad for a meal. Regardless of how you begin, you’ll be reducing your ecological footprint and putting quality food into your body!
Make a choice and start today
The best advice I can give anyone considering the vegan challenge is begin by educating yourself. One reason to take the pledge is simply to commit to learning more about a vegan lifestyle, the food you eat, and how animals are treated when produced for food. We recommend watching Vegucated, Forks Over Knives, and other documentaries.