Missed the London Vegan Pledge? Don't despair! There are a number of other pledge programmes available throughout the year. Here is a list with a brief description, links to the relevant sites and extracts from each one that summarise what's included.
Free Online Vegan Pledges
- Vegan Society: Vegan Pledge
This is an online pledge run by the UK's Vegan Society. Just choose the length of pledge that you'd like to take, and you'll receive help and support throughout, including your own vegan mentor if you request one.
"The Vegan Society offers a Vegan Pledge scheme for non-vegans who would like to try veganism for one week, fourteen days or one month. If you are interested in becoming vegan or trying out vegan living, and would like some advice and support to help you along, the Vegan Pledge is for you."
- Animal Liberation Victoria: Vegan Easy Challenge
Another online pledge, run by a great team in Australia, but with international reach. If you'd like a mentor, they will source one from your nearest city if possible. Several of us from Vegan Campaigns here in London are mentors for this!
"The Vegan Easy Team will guide you with regular emails, every four days, suggested meals from our delicious 30 day menu and great vegan tips. You can even request your very own vegan mentor! Check out our Facebook page - it is filled with photos of our meal ideas that will tempt and inspire you. Additionally, VeganEasy.org is our comprehensive online guide for your 30 day journey into veganism..."
- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM): 21 day Vegan Kickstart
This one is US-based but another great programme, especially for those wanting lots of information on the health benefits of veganism.
"The 21-Day Kickstart is live from the first through 21st of each month! Based on research by Neal Barnard, M.D., one of America’s leading health advocates, this program is designed for anyone who wants to explore and experience the health benefits of a vegan diet."
- Peta UK: 30-day Pledge to Go Vegan
This is an online 30-day pledge from Peta UK which will generate emails containing handy links and tips, designed specifically for a UK audience.
"We’ll be with you every step of the way sending you emails that have top tips on the best places to eat out, mouth-watering recipes, the tastiest animal-friendly snacks and the most delicious vegan meals."
If you know of any other free online vegan pledges, please contact us so we can update this list! And if you have participated in any of the above, drop us a line to let us know how it was.
Paid-For Online Vegan Pledges
We would also like to mention the online 30-Day Vegan Challenge programme by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, which costs US$20. Although it's not free, this is a very user-friendly and information-packed programme, so we wanted to refer to it here. This one is US-based, but the vast majority is applicable to a UK audience. If you're curious to learn more, you can hear Colleen talking about it on her podcast.
Regional Vegan Pledges
Last but not least, if you're based outside London, keep an eye on The Vegan Approach, who periodically hold free 'Intro to Veganism' programmes across the country with in-person workshops, similar to Vegan Campaigns' London Vegan Pledge, and are highly recommended. The founders of the Vegan Approach actually used to run the London Vegan Pledge before they moved up north, so their 'approach' is tried and tested!