The 30 Day Vegan Pledge
Everyone wants to feel healthier, lighter and more vibrant. Couple these fantastic benefits with the knowledge that you can also do your best for animals around the world, as well as reducing your effect on the environment. There is a simple action you can take that will have a positive effect not just on you but on many other lives.
The Vegan Society's 30 Day Pledge can help you out with simple steps as you investigate and learn more about the benefits of a plant-based diet. You’ll receive advice on all aspects of a vegan diet, which will allow you to really sink your teeth into the lifestyle. The Pledge has helped over a thousand people go vegan and stay vegan with its regularly updated tips and support, and we're proud to have received an abundance of positive feedback from ex-Pledgers around the world.
Free Brighton VegfestUK day ticket with every completed Pledge*
Yes, that's right; if you sign up to our 30 Day Pledge between the 18th December and the 31st January, you can opt-in to receive a Brighton Vegfest day ticket once you've completed your Pledge. Vegfest organises some of Europe's biggest vegan events, with Brighton UK's show this 28th-29th March featuring over 160 stalls and a range of conferences, as well as comedy and live music from likeminded performers.
To get your ticket, simply complete the 30 Day Pledge, at the end of which you will receive a link to our five minute survey. Fill out all the answers completely, remembering to include your email address and the day you would like to attend Brighton Vegfest in Question 10. Then all you have to do is sit back and wait for your Brighton Vegfest day ticket, which will be sent via email in March. And that's it! Why not tweet @TheVeganSociety with the hashtag #PledgeFest to let us know that you're going one step further this winter, and being rewarded for it with a ticket to one of Europe's best vegan events.
*One free day ticket per person. This offer is limited to 400 tickets on a first come first served basis and ends at 12am on 01/02/2015.
Q: Do I need to be vegan to take the pledge?
A: The pledge is intended for people who aren’t vegan but are curious about veganism; or those who may have attempted it before and wish to try again in a more determined manner. However, it is also useful for new vegans just learning the ropes, and we encourage anyone who needs the extra advice and support to take it. If you’re already a vegan why not head over to our Take action pages to discover other ways to become involved.
Q: I ate cake that had dairy in it – do I have to start at the beginning again?
A: Not at all – sometimes even the most careful vegans get tripped up by something. We all do the best we can and by making a conscious decision to being vegan for a month you have shown that you are already thinking differently about your choices.
Q: I have a specific question – where can I get help?
We've been running the vegan pledge for many years. Over this time we've received countless emails from people saying that it was so much easier than they expected. A great deal of them say they wish they'd tried the lifestyle years ago, as they're so much happier, healthier and more content.A: Our Resources section is full of lifestyle information, nutrition advice, recipes and answers to frequently asked questions. Yet if you feel you have a question that only a human can answer, then why not contact your local representative for The Vegan Society, or pop over to our Facebook and Twitter channels?
For a lot of us, it's the best decision we ever make.
"A massive thank you for your support and for the fact that you encourage people to trial going vegan. Since the beginning of the trial both of us have taken the opportunity to think about our lifestyle and we fully intend to continue being vegan. The recipes are great and the constant email encouragement is also brilliant. Thank you again." - Hendrika Stephens and Jon West, 01/12/14
"Thank you for your support during my 30 day pledge. Seeing the emails every morning always reminded me to stay on track. The kids are now not arguing and debating my decision on a daily basis so it is easier. I do see my family changing by watching my example over the months to come." - Lynda Lambert, 01/12/15
"Thanks for providing the resources and guidance that is so useful for baby vegans. My brother has now started his own vegan pledge, having expressed admiration for mine. I am looking forward to a vegan Christmas, and hopefully many more to come." - Willow Swiatek, 04/12/14