Tagged: vegetarians/vegans

15 Things You Need To Know If You Want To Go Vegetarian

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So you think you want to be a vegetarian? Thank you for  considering it! Based on my experiences and the experiences of others every item on this list is definitely true.

Also, in the past we’ve used The Simpsons to help illustrate our points. This time we’re going with Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks animated series instead. We did our best to stay away from season 4 out of solidarity. Here we go! Continue reading

GZA Discusses Being A Vegetarian

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As if you needed more reasons to like Wu Tang Clan’s GZA here’s a video where he talks about being a vegetarian. Adding even more cool points he gives an extended quote from the lyrics of Boogie Down Production’s “Beef”. If you don’t know “Beef” is a classic that we posted the lyrics to here.

Photo Credit: By Mika-photography via Wikimedia Commons

‪How to Become a Vegetarian and Live an Ultra Spiritual Life with JP Sears‬

Here’s a video from the hilarious JP Sears about vegetarianism. I’ve been a vegetarian for many years and have traveled in many of the circles he satires so well. Each video is full of Easter eggs of wisdom that reveal so many of the hypocrisies we readily accept. JP’s work is always a treat, even if you only eat vegetables, so treat it like a sometimes food and don’t forget to share!

Beyonce To Launch Vegan Food Delivery Service

See, Beyonce likes green!
See, Beyonce likes green!

Beyonce and her trainer/exercise physiologist Marco Borges, have created 22 Days Nutrition, which delivers plant-based food right to your door. Meals start at $15 each with a variety of delivery plans based on frequency. Last year Beyonce and her husband, Jay Z, took a 22-day vegan challenge. Some considered it bandwagon hopping but apparently she considered it a business opportunity.

Recently, celebrities like Jennifer Lopez also did a vegan stunt stint. Maybe the person who brought these celebrities to a place where they wanted to flirt with vegansim was President Bill Clinton who famously converted to a vegan diet after serious health and heart problems. The benefits of a plant based diet are numerous so why would anybody take issue with Beyonce’s new venture? Continue reading

Historically Black Colleges And Universities Are Starting To Go Green

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Historically black colleges and universities are making an effort to increase access to organic foods and preserve the environment. Spelman College is leading the pack as the most environmentally conscious HBCU in the country. Their dorms are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver-Certified, their dining program is trayless and offers vegan options, and the school abandoned “intercollegiate sports in favor of a campus-wide wellness program.”

The other schools that made the list in Five HBCUs Saving The World Through Sustainability are also making a difference in ways that will surely contribute to a more sustainable and healthy future for us all. Maybe they’ll even go green for graduation too!