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Animal-friendly ideas & tips for compassionate living, including how to become a vegetarian or vegan and other ways to be kind to animals. Also, find awesome vegetarian and vegan recipes for a compassionate diet that’s kind to farm animals, delicious, and great for your health.

Try these tofu tacos for Cinco de Mayo! (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Tofu Tacos

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this new take on the taco. These tacos are tofu- and quinoa-based and are topped off with a sweet chipotle sauce that brings it all together. This recipe calls for frying taco shells to make this dish restaurant-style, but if you would like to omit the oil you can […]

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<p>Try this delicious vegan pear tart today! Photo Credit: Food Network</p>

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Pear Tart

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Tickle your sweet tooth this Monday with a scrumptious vegan pear tart! The perfect blend of flaky pie dough, pears, cinnamon, and almond extract will have you and your taste buds in a complete fruit frenzy. So grab your rolling pin, and try this unbelievably easy vegan pear tart recipe today! — […]

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<p>Earth Day began in 1970, and since then, people all over the world recognize it as a day to promote keeping the environment healthy. Photo Credit: ax2groin via Flickr</p>

What On Earth Is Earth Day?

(EARTH DAY/ENVIRONMENT) The 1960’s brought about a ton of changes for the American people, including protecting our environment. Brought into effect by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day sparked a worldwide rally to appreciate, protect, and teach about the importance of a healthy environment. From compassionate efforts including park clean-ups, teach-ins, and tree-plating parties, […]

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<p>A delicious serving of pipián pesto tortellini with seared asparagus and roasted tomatillo sauce. Photo Credit: Merida Anderson</p>

Meat-Free Monday: Earth Day Edition

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) In honor of Earth Day, Chef Merida Anderson, longtime vegan and chef of Vegan Secret Supper events in New York and Montreal, shares her story about becoming a vegan and her early attempts at vegan cooking. The progressive chef also discusses what ingredients every vegan should have in his/her pantry and provides […]

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Kathy poses with Tucker and another student. Photo credit: Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

5 Ways Students Can Stand Up For Animals

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM) You’re never too young to make a difference for animals, so the Humane Society has outlined several ways for students around the world to become leaders for animals. The list includes videos featuring celebrities such as Jenna Tatum and Woody Harrelson, as well as an infographic on how to start your own humane, […]

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Livestock and their waste account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide each year. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Save The Planet One Meal At A Time

(VEGAN/ACTIVISM/ANIMAL WELFARE) Ever wonder what you can do to help save and protect the earth’s ecosystems? The animal agriculture industry is a critical factor in species extinction, habitat destruction, and pollution. By going vegan, you can refuse to contribute to the cruelty of the meat industry that destroys the earth’s ecosystems. Increased greenhouse gas emissions […]

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<p>A seagull doing its part. Photo Credit: Sister72, Flickr</p>

6 Animals Who Love To Recycle

(GREEN/WILDLIFE) Animals are chipping in and doing their part when it comes to recycling. Yes, our animal friends are going green and need us to get with the program. Read on about six animals who truly know what it means to reduce, reuse, and recycle. — Global Animal

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The AHA has proven that pets, especially dogs, are good for your health.

5 Ways To Be A Green Pet Parent

(PETS/GO GREEN) With so many various choices of food, toys, and accessories available for your pets, it can sometimes be difficult to know the difference between an eco-friendly option and one that could inflict serious environmental damage. By being a green pet parent, you can feel good about reducing your environmental impact and more importantly, […]

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