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Get plant-based this month
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 by Elizabeth Pagano
Austin’s Office of Sustainability is partnering with nonprofit Planted Society and local restaurants for the Plant Based for the Planet climate initiative that aims to educate the public about the benefits of plant-based dining. November is World Vegan Month, and to celebrate, the initiative will allow Austinites to support local businesses, help the environment and experiment with plant-based eating at participating restaurants. At the end of the month, diners can vote on the best vegan options and enter to win prizes from sponsors. “Austin residents care about climate change, but it’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking of all the things we have to sacrifice to decrease our carbon footprint,” Planted Society’s Executive Director Britty Mann said in a statement to the press. “This challenge offers an easy way for every Austinite to make an impact, even just while dining out at their favorite neighborhood restaurants.” So far, about 30 restaurants are participating in the effort, but that number is expected to grow.
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