Did you know November is considered World Vegan Month, and November 1st is World Vegan Day? If you’re looking for ways to participate in this celebration of compassion and respect for all sentient beings, you’ve come to the right place! This celebration, according to The Vegan Society, was established as a time to “recognise how far the vegan movement has come, reflect on our successes, and highlight how accessible and beneficial a vegan lifestyle is.”
That being said, this year’s celebration may be a bit different. You may feel uncomfortable handing out pamphlets or doing activism in your local community; however, there are plenty of ways to do your part from the comfort of your own home, or following social distancing guidelines! Many vegans have originally transitioned to this philosophy/lifestyle through information found online, so what better way to share resources about veganism?
Keep reading, and discover 15 ideas for your 2020 Vegan Month celebration!
Share Your Knowledge.
If you’re a veteran vegan, this is the perfect occasion to teach others about the benefits of veganism! You can share how you became vegan, how your life has changed since ditching animal products, and why it’s such an important movement for our planet, the animals, and our health!
Bake A Vegan Cake!
Vegan desserts are just as delicious as non-vegan treats, and most are much healthier! For example, you can enjoy all of the chocolatey, decadent goodness and none of the cholesterol or refined sugars with our healthier vegan chocolate cake!
Vegan Documentary Party!
Missing movie nights with your friends? Why not organize a Zoom or Movie Party event and share some impactful vegan films? Here’s a list of our favorites:
- What The Health
- Eating Animals
- The Game Changers
- Forks Over Knives
- A Life On Our Planet (David Attenborough)
Jam Out To Your Favorite Vegan Musicians!
Are you a fan of Billie Eilish, Travis Barker, or Ariana Grande? These are just a few of the musicians repping veganism in 2020! Check out our full list here so you can start building your November playlist!
Share Your Favorite Vegan Recipe.
Many non-vegans perceive the vegan diet as restrictive, boring, or simply ‘rabbit food’. Show them otherwise by sharing your favorite vegan recipes on all of your socials! You may even inspire someone to try them out themselves!
Support Your Fave Vegan Restaurant/Restaurateurs.
Vegan restaurateurs have done so much for the community, sharing delicious meals, elevating vegan cuisine, and participating in activism! Show them some love by sharing their socials or ordering some takeout from your local vegan eatery!
Donate To An Animal Charity.
Seeing as visiting an animal shelter may be a bit difficult in 2020, why not show animal organizations your support through a donation? Check out our list of trustworthy animal charities, and choose whichever one resonates the most with you!
Try new vegan substitutes!
There are tons of vegan substitutes out there that may turn out to be the next game changer in your kitchen! Check some of them out here.
Rock a vegan t-shirt.
Rep veganism this year by wearing a statement tee, like this one by Pack a Punch!
Share a vegan treat with a non-vegan neighbor or family member.
It’s always a good idea to show non-vegans how delicious plant-based food can be! If you’re just starting out with vegan baking, here’s our ultimate vegan baking guide, to make things easier. You can also check out some of our treat recipes!
Adopt a pet from a shelter!
What better way to celebrate compassion toward animals than by saving an animal in need of a friend and a home? Stop by your local animal shelter and pick up a buddy to care for! Just remember, it’s a big responsibility!
Share vegan articles/threads online.
Find a great thread on your favorite vegan blog? Take some screenshots and post it on your socials! Or, tweet out some great vegan articles! However you choose to share these resources, you’ll be doing a great thing for our animal friends!
Read a book about veganism.
If you’ve been struggling with vegan nutrition, or want to refresh your memory on why you first went vegan, or are currently transitioning, here are a few books that can help you out:
- Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
- The China Study by T. Colin Campbell
- Mainstreet Vegan
- How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger
- Thrive by Brendan Brazier
- Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat by Hal Herzog
- Diet For a New America by John Robbins
- Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy.
Discover vegan clothing brands!
There are tons of brands working toward a more ethical, sustainable future for the fahsion industry! Check out some of the brands doing the most for our animals and our planet here.
Share your favorite vegan activists’ accounts.
Was there a particular vegan activist who helped you go vegan or make your vegan journey easier? Give them a shout out and help them reach others this Vegan Month!
Happy Vegan Month! Have a great one, and remember that November or not, every day you have a great opportunity to share resources about compassion and ethics, and enjoy amazing plant-based meals. How will you be celebrating World Vegan Month? Comment below and let us know! Thank you for caring about our planet, the animals, and your health!