Veganuary – January 2018


Our theme for January is 'Veganism'

After the festivities of Christmas and New Year, and the over-indulgence many of us will have enjoyed, food may be the last thing on your mind. Nevertheless, we have chosen veganism as our theme for January 2018. Going vegan is one of the most effective ways of reducing our impact on the environment – and every January, the charity known as Veganuary encourages people to try a vegan diet for thirty days. 

Find out more about Veganuary here, and if you like, take a pledge to try a vegan diet for thirty days – during January or beyond. 

Why go vegan?

According to a 2016 survey carried out by Ipsos-MORI, there are more than half a million vegans in the UK. The Vegan Society has a great page that explains the main reasons why people adopt a vegan diet. You can find it here

At the Pump House, we are particularly interested in the environmental impacts of farming. Raising animals for food uses much more water, land and energy than growing plants to eat (not least because the animals need to eat plants!). Check out the Vegan Society's page on agriculture and the environment and see below for some quick facts. 

Facts and figures

From plant


Also see Facts on Animal Farming and the Environment, at One Green Planet

More links

The Guardian has some great articles on veganism.  
Vegan recipes from the BBC
Advice from the Vegan Society on how to go vegan
The International Vegan Association has lots of information on nutrition