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To actively participate in healing power to mother earth and my own body.Corrina Allison, Monrovia
This is the social justice issue of our time! We can no longer pretend that we don't know the cruelty of using animal products. It is wonderful that we can make such a difference.John Tyson, Massachusetts
To save lifes, to save our home - this beautiful planet! ^^Vanessa from Queens, NY
-There is no planet b!
-Vegan / vegetarian food is delicious
The way we choose to live our lives, down to the smallest details, can have huge impacts on our personal health and the health of our planet. To commit to eating more vegetarian foods and to think more mindfully about what we consume (for our health, climate, and economy) is not only the smart choice, but it's the right thing to do! Plus, gardening in a pandemic is not only a great way to relax, but it makes me excited to eat and try all the produce I can grow. I can't wait to start planting again in the spring!Dilber S from NYC
I believe it's important to be vegetarian for our own health and to make a smaller environmental impact. My favorite food is this eggplant sushi I tried recently!Garson Ormiston from Ridgewood, NY
Because it's new year, it's never cliché or odd to put "Be Healthy" in the new year wishlist! Starting to exercise maybe sounds too hard, but let's try small step from "Eat well." Eating vegetarian doesn't mean I need to give up my favorite food or taste. On the other hand, I'm getting to know more food/ ingredients through various vegetarian recipes and learn more knowledges about how to have a healthy and balanced diet with these food, which make eating more fun!! Like my recent addition...BBQ tempeh!Ching from NY
To create a better future for the next generation and focus on my personal health.Anik Ghose from NYC
The Very Veggie Movement, an initiative of Tzu Chi USA, upholds the teachings of our founder, the venerable Dharma Master Cheng Yen, who guides us to live in harmony with the Earth. One way we do so is through the adoption of a mindful, vegetarian diet, thus, showing sincere love and reverence for not only Mother Earth, but all who share this magnificent planet with us.