There are many wonderful vegan activists dedicating their lives to promoting the movement, revealing the truth about animal agriculture and fighting against animal cruelty. But there are also many, subtler ways of spreading the word and promoting veganism in your everyday life. Many people are curious about veganism or have misconceptions. By incorporating some of these practices into your everyday life, you can help to raise awareness and encourage more people to give veganism a try. We list 5 ways to promote veganism below.
Recommend pro-vegan documentaries
People love to talk about what they’re watching and are almost always open to recommendations. Documentaries are a powerful tool for promoting change amongst individuals. I’ve witnessed first-hand, in numerous cases, how documentaries I’ve shared with people have led directly to positive lifestyle changes. So next time someone asks you what you’ve been watching, why not recommend a pro-vegan documentary. Here are some of the best:
- Seaspiracy on Netflix (2021)
- Eating our Way to Extinction on Prime Video or in cinemas (2021)
- The Game Changers on Netflix (2018)
- Cowspiracy on Netflix (2014)
- What the Health on Netflix (2017)
- Forks Over Knives on Amazon Prime or free to stream (2011)
- Earthlings on YouTube (2005)
- Land of Hope and Glory on YouTube (2017)
Wear vegan apparel
Wearing vegan apparel is another way to spread the word about veganism and promote vegan-friendly brands. Next time someone compliments something you’re wearing, you can explain that it’s vegan friendly and recommend the brand. If people are interested, you can even go one step further and explain what’s wrong with non-vegan clothing.
If you’re willing to go a little bolder with your apparel, consider wearing items with pro-vegan slogans. This can be a great conversation starter and an opportunity for you to raise awareness, engage in discussion and possibly even change people’s minds about veganism.
The tote bag pictured left is by Vegan Outfitters. Bag one here.
Share delicious vegan food
Sharing vegan food and recipes is a wonderfully positive way to promote veganism. There are many ways you can do this. One of the easiest ways is to post pictures of your best vegan meals on social media and share the recipes with anyone who’s interested in trying them for themselves.
Next time you have friends and family over, consider cooking a vegan meal or preparing vegan snacks. Many people have the perception that vegan food is strange or simply consists of leaves. You can show people that this isn’t true by sharing your food with them. Once they realise how tasty vegan meals can be, they may be more willing to reduce their meat and dairy consumption.
Promote veganism on your social media accounts
Spreading the word about veganism online is easy. You don’t have to create your own content to have an impact. Simply follow other vegan influencers, brands, activists and individuals and share their content on your own accounts. This will help quality vegan content reach more people.
If you would like to have a go at creating your own content to spread the word, there are many ways you can do this. Here a just a few ideas:
- Start a vegan blog
- Share recipes and meal ideas
- Create informational videos
- Create a vlog to share your vegan life
- Review vegan products
Talk to friends and family about your vegan lifestyle
Last, but not least on our list of ways to promote veganism is simply being vocal about your vegan journey to friends and family. This can have a positive impact that may generate a ripple effect over time. You don’t have to be preachy (unless you want to!) – you will find that your choice to be vegan comes up naturally in conversation from time to time. Use these opportunities to talk about veganism in a positive light and showcase how easy it can be to make the switch.
If you manage to convert one person to the cause, in time they may have the same impact on another and so it goes on.
The more people who give veganism a try, the better the outcomes will be for animals and the planet. By incorporating some of these easy ways to promote veganism into your everyday life, you will be helping to spread the word about veganism, raise awareness and encourage people to make the switch.