If you’re planning an event for National Vegetarian Week 2015 you can now order your free promotional materials and add your event to our What’s Happening calendar. Also, applications are now being accepted for National Vegetarian Week grants.
There are lots of ways you can get involved in this year’s National Vegetarian Week and the theme of Share. Here are just some ideas:
How to get involved as an individual
- Organise a potluck lunch with friends, colleagues or family members. Everyone can bring a veggie dish to share.
- Arrange to talk to your local WI or friendly society groups about vegetarianism.
- Share your favourite veggie recipes on social media. Don’t forget to use #nvw15 or #share.
- Visit your local veggie shops and ask them to display one of the National Vegetarian Week posters, or give them a stack of flyers for their customers.
- Organise a three-course vegetarian dinner party, to show off how tasty and varied vegetarian food can be.
- Put up a National Vegetarian Week poster in your front window, letting everyone know about the Week.
How to get your community group involved
- Organise an event, sharing veggie food, knowledge or ideas.
- Hold an information stall, perhaps sharing samples of veggie products, in your local library, market hall or community centre.
- Hold a taste testing evening. This is a great way to let people taste fantastic veggie food and wine, especially those who might not normally try it, and it can be a great social event. Why not try asking a local restaurant or pub if you can host it there?
- Organise a veggie recipe competition at your community centre. Make it interesting by requiring a specific ingredient in each recipe, or by using a particular theme, such as Spanish vegetarian food.
- Invite a local vegetarian to give a talk to your group about their reasons for being vegetarian, or produce a display on a particular aspect of vegetarianism.
- Order vegetarian resources, leaflets and recipe booklets via the Vegetarian Society website.