World Vegetarian Day is here to encourage you in a new way of living - or to ask you to help raise awareness to the vegetarian lifestyle if you're already meat-free! Paul McCartney became a vegetarian after meeting his late wife Linda and has been very into encouraging others to try doing the same.
So what's so great about going vegetarian? Well, first of all you're saving animals from the misery and pain of being killed for our benefit. This diet also reduces the risk of and protects us from conditions such as cancer and heart disease.
What's more? The choice to avoid meat will have great environmental benefits in the long run. Our ecosystems will be preserved and greenhouse gases will decrease. Focusing on crops as our source of food will also help to feed more of the hungrier people in the world.
So how do you go about becoming a vegetarian and adopting vegetarian diets? Well take the vegetarian pledge. You could host a vegetarian film screening and provide snacks. People like to stick to what they know so doing it this way will inform but also be a lot of fun. The appeal is much more likely to work this way!
And do you know what else? Even non-veggies are welcome! Of course you have to agree to try out the vegetarian way of living for the day. If you're going into a restaurant try a meat-free option. Or even better ... host your own vegetarian dinner party!
You can invite friends, family, co-workers and show them all what they're missing - not meat, but some delicious meat-free recipes! As you go along drop in some titbits of information about how you made the meal - perhaps even give them recipes away so they're encouraged to try them out for themselves!
Vegetarian or not, if you want to get involved why not start by putting up colourful posters to advertise local events around your community on the run-up to World Vegetarian Day. You could also write a letter to your local newspaper and radio show asking them to publicise and broadcast the events taking place.
So go on, try something new this World Vegetarian Day!
October › World Vegetarian Day