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.
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