The Philly Veg Pledge

Working in partnership with The Humane League, greenlimbs will participate in US Vegetarian Week April 20-26 by introducing the Philly Veg Pledge (#PhillyVegPledge).

To raise awareness of the benefits of a plant-based diet, Philadelphians from all walks of life will go meatless for a week and document their journey. Taking the Pledge:

Riley Cote, Former Philadelphia Flyer/Founder, Hemp Heals Foundation

Julie Hancher, CEO of Green Philly Company and Co-founder/Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly Blog

Dr. William Hite, Superintendent, The School District of Philadelphia

Michelle Miller, Founder, The Nouveau Image

Alex Mulcahy, Publisher, GRID Magazine

Scott Schroeder, Chef, South Philly Taproom/American Sardine Bar/Hungry Pigeon

Joey Sweeney, Editor and Co-founder, Philebrity

Judy Wicks, Founder of White Dog Café/Author

Senator Anthony Williams, Philadelphia Mayoral Candidate

Supporting the Pledges throughout the week are sponsors Govinda’s Gourmet Vegetarian, Honeygrow, Mama’s Vegetarian, P.S. & Co., Soom, Sweet Freedom Bakery, Tattooed Mom. The week will culminate with a tasting at Vegan Commissary.

Myriad benefits are associated with eating a plant-based diet, the most significant being improved health of individuals and the planet.

Roughly 7.3 million Americans are vegetarians. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a plant-based diet is nutritionally adequate and can prevent, and in some cases reverse, diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

Animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all modes of transportation combined. According to the United Nations, reduction of meat and dairy consumption is crucial to sustaining the planet.

For your health and the planet’s, we encourage all of greater Philadelphia to take the Philly Veg Pledge this April. Take the Pledge.

Scott Schroeder is a Rock Start Chef

The World’s Worst Vegetarian 

Literature of the Vegetarian Variety

Joey Sweeney’s #PhillyVegPledge Diary 

Rise Against being a Typical Band

#PhillyVegPledge in the News:

Be Well Philly, Philadelphia Magazine 

Be Well Philly, Philadelphia Magazine 

CBS Philadelphia