It’s that time of year - it’s Veganuary! We thought we would shine a light on what Veganuary is, what it aims to do and what the benefits are for you and the planet, as well as how you can continue it beyond January.
What is Veganuary?
Veganuary encourages individuals to sign up and try Veganism for the entire month of January. The aim being to help reduce climate change, help protect the planet and the animals that inhabit it. This year more than 500,000 people have signed up to help make a difference.
Since Veganuary began in 2014 impressive strides have been made
- More than 3.4 million animals were saved according to the Vegan Society
- 6.2 million litres of water have been saved
- 103,840 tonnes of CO2eq saved, equivalent to driving around the world almost 15,000 times
As well as switching to Vegan Food there are plenty of other areas that changes can be made, including switching to Vegan skincare. This can be a gradual process but allows a difference to be made.
What's the difference between Vegan and Cruelty Free?
Vegan and Cruelty Free are not the same thing, which may be surprising to many. Vegan skincare means that none of the ingredients in the product are animal derived, such as beeswax. Cruelty free means that the product has not been tested on animals.
If you are switching over to Vegan products look out for the Vegan Trademark which identifies those particular products as being Vegan and having gone through strenuous checks before being certified. All of our products are proudly Vegan and Cruelty Free
Benefits for the Planet
- Vegan food often have a smaller carbon footprint, helping the planet and reducing individuals impact (Veganuary)
- If every family in the UK removed the meat from just one meal a week, it would have the same environmental impact as taking 16 million cars off the road (The Vegan Society)
- If the world went vegan, it could save 8 million human lives by 2050, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds and lead to healthcare-related savings and avoided climate damages of $1.5 trillion (The Vegan Society)
For every 10 individuals that participate in Veganuary 6 are likely to remain Vegan. With these impressive statistics we thought we would share with you how you can make small changes to continue Veganuary
How to continue beyond January
- Lifestyle changes aren’t easy to make overnight, it can take time to get used to it and figure out what works best for you. Making small changes can make this big change more manageable, meaning you are more likely to commit
- There are so many resources available, including websites such as Veganuary or The Vegan Society, which have FAQs, tips and recipes
- Keep in mind why you choose to make a change, it makes it much easier when you are struggling and acts as a great motivator
A fellow Triber