Websites & Recommendations
What humane, cage-free, and organic labels actually mean. mean. Welfare certifications, compared.
Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming
Companion site to the book. Lists the most impactful measures to mitigate climate change. Solution #4 is Plant-Rich Diet.
Food Empowerment Project
CA nonprofit shedding light on food justice issues. including food accessibility in communities of color and low-income areas.
Evidence-based nutritional advice. Vast video and podcast libraries.
One Green Planet
A vast platform focused on sustainable food, animal welfare issues, environmental protection, and cruelty-free/green living.
A guide to affordably shift your diet. Complete with resources, recipes, and more.
Treehugger’s Green Food
Aggregates news and information on animal agriculture and sustainable food choices.
Plant-based food service provider.
Seattle Food Tech
Plant-based “chicken” nugget provider at the institutional level.
Recipes and Menus
Chocolate Covered Katie
Healthy, plant-based dessert and breakfast recipes.
Recipes, meal planner, easy veg substitutions, and shopping tips.
Plant-based recipes requiring 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl, or 30 minutes or less to prepare.
Award-winning vegan recipe site and convenient new app.
Plant-Based on a Budget
Recipes and menus for low-cost healthy, plant-based meals.
Print these quarter-page cards in black & white on colored card stock. Their purpose is to remind people to go to the Green Monday US website and join your team.
Print this informational flyer front & back. It contains our “Why” facts easily for people visiting your table or in meetings with dining, city council, and other decision makers. Pro tip: laminate this to make it last forever!
Print this infographic to educate students, staff, or peers on the health impacts of eating meat & dairy. Simply print what you need, cut in half, and you are good to go!
This handy calculator will show your table visitors the impact of their food choices! It will even bring up a comparison graph of similar food options.
SELECTED BOOKS FOR ADULTS
Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment (2015)
By Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes
The authors, globally recognized environmentalists, analyze how our centuries-old relationship with bovines has evolved into one that endangers the planet.
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (2017)
by Paul Hawkin and Tom Steyer
One hundred steps ordinary people can take to reduce their carbon footprints. Excellent antidote to the prevailing sense of doom. See Drawdown website.
Eating Animals (2010)
By Jonathan Safran Foer
Foer uses storytelling as his primary vehicle for examining the ethics of eating meat.
Eat for the Planet: Saving the World One Bite at a Time (2018)
By Nil Zacharias and Gene Stone
Extraordinarily clear infographics illustrate the devastating impacts of livestock.
The End of Factory Farming (2018)
By Jacy Reese
An overview of factory farming and a roadmap for ending it with a focus on institutional change. Accessible and comprehensive.
Food, Animals, and the Environment: An Ethical Approach (2018)
By Christopher Schlottmann and Jeff Sebo
What do we owe animals, plants, ecosystems, and future generations? What are the ethics of supporting harmful industries, and what are the ethics of resistance?
Food Choice and Sustainability (2013)
By Richard Oppenlander
Oppenlander makes the case that we have no choice but to adopt a plant-based diet to preserve the earth’s rapidly dwindling resources.
The Reducetarian Solution (2017)
Edited by Brian Kateman
A collection of short essays from influential thinkers on how cutting 10% or more of the meat from one’s diet can transform the life of the reader, animals, and the planet.
SELECTED BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
Gwen the Rescue Hen; Sprig the Rescue Pig (2018)
By Leslie Crawford, Illustrated by Sonja Stangl
Charming books about animals who discover how wonderful life can be off the farm. Children learn that every animal is an individual, deserving of respect and compassion. Delightfully illustrated.
My First Vegan Cookbook (2019)
By Stine Sidsner Garside, Illustrated by Michael Daniel Garside Ages 2-10
Easy-to-follow vegan recipes parents can make with their younger children and older children can make themselves. Whimsical drawings accompany each recipe.
Not a Nugget (2015)
By Stephanie Dreyer, illustrated by Jack Veda
Shows the similarities between animal and human families. Gently introduces veganism. Gorgeous pictures. Forward by Gene Bauer, founder of Farm Sanctuary.
That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals (2009)
Written and Illustrated by Ruby Roth
A classic. Contrasts animals happily living with their families in their natural habitats with those suffering in factory farms. Describes the devastating impacts of animal agriculture on the environment and biodiversity. Beautifully illustrated.
V Is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind (2013)
Written and Illustrated by Ruby Roth
Introduces young children to the basics of animal rights and veganism through charming rhymes and illustrations, beginning with “A is for animals – friends not food.”
That’s Not My Momma’s Milk! (2017)
By Julia Barcalow, Illustrated by Kayleigh Castle
Ages 1-3, a board book
A sweet book showing animal mothers feeding their babies. Loving and age- appropriate. Gently promotes compassion for animals. Delightful drawings.
Eating Animals (2018)
Based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s 2010 bestselling book and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, Eating Animals looks at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming.
The End of Meat (2017)
This documentary explores the idea of a world without meat. Philosophers, scientists, artists and activists offer their insight and progressive ideas about the role of animals in our society. (2017)
Explained: The Future of Meat (2019)
Part of a well-constructed Netflix series, this 23-minute episode looks at the devastating impacts industrial animal agriculture and alternative proteins being developed. A good overview.
Food, Inc. (2010)
The nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (“Fast Food Nation”), Michael Pollan (“The Omnivore’s Dilemma”).
The Game Changers (2018)
James Wilks, a special forces trainer, speaks with a series of plant-based athletes including including Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Fast-paced and often compelling, the film relies on anecdotes and small, sometimes biased, studies. Watch it, but take the science with a grain of salt.
King Corn (2007)
Two college friends friends move to Iowa to produce an acre of corn. In the process, they look at the impact on society of government subsidies that encourage the huge amount of corn grown. It turns out decisions relating to which crops are grown and how they are grown are based on government manipulated economic considerations rather than their true economic, environmental, or social ramifications. (Amazon)
Meat the Truth (2009)
Still relevant, this groundbreaking Australian documentary documents the connection between meat and climate change primarily through conversations with scientists and current and former ranchers. (YouTube)
A River of Waste (2009)
The film uncovers the vast catastrophic impact of CAFOs on the environment and public health, focusing on waste lagoons that pollute surrounding waterways with toxic bacteria and release noxious gasses into the air. The filmmakers reveal how agribusiness uses intensive lobbying, strong-arm tactics, and other abuses of power to keep regulations well in their favor (Vimeo)