The Vegan Subcommittee is an offshoot from our Environmental Task Force. Eating a vegan diet saves a significant amount of energy and water. Did you know that producing one pound of beef takes 2500 gallons of water, yet to produce a pound of potatoes is only 60 gallons of water? And that methane gas released from cows contributes more to climate change than all the automobiles in the world? By eating more of a vegetarian or vegan diet, our congregation is able to conserve significant amounts of energy and decrease the impacts of worsening global warming due to the animal farms.
Our subcommittee has held a variety of events to promote a plant based diet and educate our congregation about the benefits to the environment. We hosted “Go Veg for Lent” in the Spring 2017. For 6 weeks from March 2017 to mid April, our congregants were invited to eat only vegetarian or vegan. Participants kept track of how they ate each day and earned one point a day for vegetarian (no meat, poultry, fish) eating, and 2 points for vegan eating (vegetarian with no eggs or dairy). In addition, we hosted many events at church that served only vegan food, such as our annual Thankgiving Vegan Potluck and a Vegan Holiday Cookie exchange.
Want to join our committee? We’d love to have new members help us plan future events. If so, please contact Kate Franta at firstname.lastname@example.org