This past week started off with a bad April Fools’ joke. Of course, it’s easy being vegan. Share these tips with everyone you know. Together we can make the world a better place for people and animals.
Tip #92: It’s really not easy being vegan. In fact, it’s really hard. (Happy April Fools’ Day.)
Tip #93: Don’t believe everything you read. Be skeptical. Pay attention to the sources. Check out Vegan Chicago’s Baloney Detection Guide.
Tip #94: Broaden your horizon. Earth day is April 22nd. As a vegan, I don’t automatically consider myself an environmentalist (much to my fiancés dismay). Why not? Water. I love water. I use a lot of it, especially taking long hot showers and washing dishes. The April issue of Whole Living magazine focuses on water conservation. I’m reading it to learn more about water issues. This month pick an eco-subject you don’t know much about and read up on it, then take action. Small steps are good. I promise to keep you posted on any changes I make regarding my water consumption.
Tip #95: Be grateful. Thank restaurants for vegan options. Thank the management directly and in person. Or, be public about it and show your gratitude by posting a message on the restaurants Facebook wall.
Tip #96: VegNews hosts monthly Twitter chats. Each month it’s a different topic. The April Twitter chat topic is vegan parenting. If you have questions about raising kids vegan, this chat is for you. I attended a chat last year for vegan bloggers and found it really helpful. The 2012 schedule and topics can be found here.
Tip #97: Learn about vegan transition foods. There are cruelty-free substitutes for almost every meat product. Explore your local natural foods store to find a variety of options. You can also order these online. These are good options when you want something “meaty.” It’s best to eat a primarily whole foods diet, so eat transition foods (aka processed foods) sparingly.
Tip #98: Try one of these vegan recipes for Easter.