Make This Semester Better: Eat Vegan

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Posted January 11, 2013 by peta2 staff

Not only does going vegan save animals (more than 100 animals per year), vegans on average also weigh less and live six to 10 years longer than meat-eaters. So it’s no surprise that in the past few years, the number of vegan college students has doubled. And because vegan dining halls are popping up at campuses all over the country, it’s easier than ever to eat a delicious vegan meal and still make that 3 p.m. lecture.

Roots is the name of the all-vegan dining hall that opened at the University of California–San Diego (UCSD) after a three-year campaign by students and peta2’s Campus Outreach Crew to garner support for more vegan options—and this week it celebrates its one-year anniversary! Thanks to Roots, UCSD students have been enjoying everything from stacked enchiladas and potato gnocchi to vegan chicken sandwiches and BBQ lettuce wraps. If you’re in Southern California, stop by Roots, order a coconut vanilla cupcake, and wish our most vegan-friendly college’s most delicious dining hall a happy birthday!

As part of its one-year celebration, Roots’ staff hosted a Customer Appreciation Day, complete with an inflatable obstacle course and free food samples!

Not every campus has an all-vegan dining hall (yet), so if you’re interested in campaigning for one, drop us a line!

You can make this semester better than the last simply by eating vegan.

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  • 1379 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    If Southern California has a vegan restaurant, why not most of New Jersey, especially Newark and Irvington. I was planning to go vegetarian sometimes in mid-2013, and there is not a single meat-free place around. All they have are dozens of chicken joints! No offense, but sometimes, we all need to stop thinking about possessing too much chicken, and go either vegan, or vegetarian sometimes. It may not going to be that easy, but we all have to give that a shot, the other way around!

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