San Francisco Veg Society: Promoting Vegan Diets as the Environmental Way

SFVS promotes the adoption of a plant based diet and lifestyle for healthy, ethical, and sustainable living. 

The Problem

There is a causal link between meat eating and greenhouse gas emissions. A 2009 study in the Climate Change Journal found that if the world transitioned to low-meat diets, humanity could reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2050. A low-meat diet would also make us all healthier. People in industrialized countries consume twice as much meat as they should, and people in the United States consume nearly three times what is deemed healthy.

The Solution

SFVS has been working in California for over 40 years promoting vegan diets as the humane way of life. They exist in order to educate other people about the benefits of a vegan diet: both for themselves and for the environment. They are continuing to work hard to create a movement that is better for animals, the environment, and humanity overall.

Stage of Development

  • Early Stage
  • Established Prototype
  • Scaling
  • Other

Organization to Receive Funds

San Francisco Veg Society, nonprofit. Established 1970.