Could you go vegan for a week?

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Could you go vegan for a week?


While following a plant-based diet might be the latest wellness trend, there's also research to suggest being vegan has a lighter impact on the planet.

Georgina Wilson-Powell

Wed 4 Oct 2017

Plate Up for the Planet is a new campaign from The Vegan Society which aims to get people thinking about the eco-impact of their eating habits and about what they eat, as with every 100 calories fed to animals, only 12 calories are received back by consuming their meat and milk.

The seven day challenge has had more than 10,000 people sign up so far, which has saved more than 147,000 kg of CO2 - enough to fly to the moon and back.

Louise Davies, Head of Campaigns and Policy at The Vegan Society, said: “Going vegan is one of the most significant things an individual can do to help combat climate change, and indeed many environmentalists follow the lifestyle to decrease their impact on the planet.”

Celebrities and politicians have signed up for the week long challenge, but it's an ongoing campaign and on signing up you'll receive a week's worth of vegan recipes, tips, advice and information about your impact.

In the UK, around 1% of people are vegan, but recent research by the Vegan Society has shown that 1 in 5 (or 19%) people are considering embracing a plant-based diet.

Could you do it for seven days?