Environment, Veg Celebrities

Al Gore Goes Vegan

Al Gore speaksAl Gore has finally gone vegan. People were beginning to wonder, since he had been ordering only vegan food at events. He had also spoken about reducing his meat consumption in light of livestock’s impact on global warming several years ago, giving us a glimmer of hope. At that time he admitted, “It’s absolutely correct that the growing meat-intensity of diets around the world is one of the issues connected to this global crisis, not only because of the CO2 involved but also because of the water consumed in the process.” Then more recently the plot thickened when we heard that he was a potential investor in a vegan egg substitute company, Hampton Creek Foods. Finally, mention of his having gone vegan was slipped into an article in Forbes magazine.

We’re jumping for joy on this one. Almost exactly four years ago, we sent him a copy of our book, The Vegetarian Solution, and included a personal letter with it, encouraging him to make the change. We received a short note in return but have heard nothing since. Although we certainly can’t take any credit for anything, imagine our delight when we found out that he had actually made the switch. We couldn’t ask for a more wonderful holiday gift!

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About Vegetarians of Washington

Vegetarians of Washington is a large non-profit vegetarian society based in Seattle, WA. We encourage people to discover the advantages and experience the pleasures of vegetarian food. We welcome everyone, whether you're an experienced vegetarian, a beginner or just curious. You don't have to be a vegetarian to join our organization, or to follow our blog! We run the largest vegetarian food festival in the country, Seattle's Vegfest, held in the Seattle Center in March each year. We also host monthly dining events and give free nutrition and cooking classes. We've written several nationally published books, including our latest book "In Pursuit of Great Food: A Plant-based shopping guide", which provides valuable information on what to buy and how to choose great food. Our other books include "Say No to Meat" which gives the information and real-world advice that new vegetarians need the most, in an easy question-and-answer style, the fact-filled "The Vegetarian Solution", and a wide range of delicious recipes in "The Veg-Feasting Cookbook". All our books are available in local bookstores, and via our website or Amazon.com.

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