The Vegan Society launch discounted Youth Membership alongside Teen Hub

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The Vegan Society launch discounted Youth Membership alongside Teen Hub

The Vegan Society has launched a discounted Youth Membership following the success of its new Teen Hub platform, which aims to empower and inspire vegan and vegan-curious teens to live in accordance with their values.

For over 75 years, The Vegan Society’s members have helped make veganism what it is today: a thriving lifestyle choice for everyone.

Between 15 October 2020 and 15 January 2021, new members who are 25 and under can join for a discounted rate of £5 for 12 months of eco-membership. The membership fee will increase to the full membership fee after the 12-month period has ended.

The reduced rate is only available during the above dates, but young people can still join The Vegan Society as a member after the promotional offer has ended.

Like full membership, signing up for Youth Membership means you will get access to over 130 discounts offered by third parties, including 10% off our multivitamin, VEG 1, 10% off One Planet Pizza and 15% off Munchy Seeds. Discounts are there to help with every aspect of living a vegan lifestyle: from clothing to wear, cosmetics to use and even places to go on holiday.

While veganism is on the rise in all age categories, it is evident that young people are the driving force behind the vegan boom in recent years, with close to half of all vegans in Great Britain (42%) being in the 15-34 years or year old category.

The next generation is increasingly making kinder food and lifestyle choices, but it is also imperative that more young people engage in the work of The Vegan Society. Youth Membership will mean full access to all the support and guidance young people need while they are on their vegan journey.

Bethany Garland, President of the Vegetarian and Vegan Society at the University of the West of England, said:

“I'm incredibly excited about the new Youth Membership that The Vegan Society is offering. Young people in the UK have a huge drive for creating change especially for the planet and animal rights. I think the youth membership is a great way for people to get involved and have their ideas heard and progress the vegan movement.”

This news comes after the successful launch of The Vegan Society’s Teen Hub, which received coverage in the national press. Acting as a guide that will inspire and empower, The Vegan Society’s Teen Hub is packed full of information, tips and advice including delicious recipes, nutritional information specific to teens, and advice on many aspects of vegan life including navigating social situations, living in a non-vegan home and your rights at school and in the workplace.

Lauren Williams, Membership Marketing Consultant for The Vegan Society, said:

“We are so excited to launch our Youth Membership category. Veganism is a diverse and fast-growing movement, and we need everyone on board to help support and bring about positive change. To continue growth within the vegan movement, increased awareness of The Vegan Society’s work is essential.

Our members help us to create a more compassionate world by supporting our campaigns, education work, advocacy and outreach.

The Youth Membership is not only accessible financially but unlocks access to resources that will provide inspiration and guidance for young people on the vegan way of life. Wherever you are on your vegan journey, The Vegan Society is here to help.”

Membership of The Vegan Society is also open to non-vegans who support the society’s work but are not yet vegan. 

You can purchase Youth Membership here.

The Vegan Society is the world’s oldest vegan organisation whose founders defined the word ‘vegan’ in 1944. We are a registered educational charity (No. 279228 - England & Wales and SC049495 Scotland) that provides information and guidance on various aspects of veganism, including to existing and potential vegans, caterers, healthcare professionals, educators and the media.

Over the past year the support of our members has helped us to host events in every sitting parliament in the UK, conduct pioneering research into what leads people to veganism and the vegan consumer and business market, and help many thousands of people try a vegan diet. With the support of members we were also able to hold our Grow Green conference, launch The Vegan Society’s International Rights Network, create our app VeGuide and increase the number of trusted vegan products on the market to over 45,000. We had our campaign, Catering for Everyone, publicly backed by 25 elected politicians. We have created our own Podcast, The Vegan Pod, and launched Future Normal, our biggest campaign to date. 

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