Meatless Mondays: for obvious reasons, also, the site has a great list of resources.

Vegetarian News:

  • Vegansaurus: Hilarious up-to-date blog covering animal rights issues, new vegan products and recipes.
  • The Atlantic Food:
  • VegNews: also a print publication, a mecca for vegetarian articles, guides, timely product news…everything! Also has topical blogs on cheap veggie eats, etc.
  • GOOD Food: the popular magazine and website has a great food-focused page with intriguing articles on sustainable, ethical eating.
  • The Minimalist:

Vegetarian Eating Guides:

  • Clean Plates NYC: the full review book is available by purchase, by search the website for restaurants by neighborhood, by diet (flexitarian is an option) and by sustainability scores!

Vegetarian Shopping:

  • Sustainable NYC: a shop in the East Village stocking fair trade, vegetarian and locally-made products. Bonus: awesome cafe inside with great veggie food and coffee!
  • Pure Citizen: get on their email list for daily sample sales of vegetarian-friendly clothes, beauty products and home wares.

For Vegetarian Athleticisim:

  • No Meat Athlete: Great source for new vegetarians that want to keep running and working out hard. Read Matt’s tips for affordable veggie eats, proper athlete nutrition and how a vegetarian diet can improve your performance!


  • Hipster Food: Simple, affordable recipes for the beginning vegan with plenty of how-to’s.
  • Veg Web: Mega-glossary of vegetarian recipes, searchable by virtually any parameter.
  • Mark Bittman: Besides his great articles on food policy, he writes some simple recipes that are mostly vegetarian. Good for easing into a diet with more vegetables.
  • Treehugger: Besides enviro-news, Treehugger puts out a weekly vegetarian meal guide complete with links to all the recipes!
Guides to going Vegetarian:

Articles & Reports:

Environmental Working Group has compiled an extensive list (below) of resources on articles, books, blogs, apps, recipes and more.  They’re an invaluable resource themselves, so check them out!


Understand how meat, health and climate change are linked

“The Only Way to Have a Cow,” by Bill McKibben, Orion, March/April 2010:

Daily Red Meat Raises Chances Of Dying Early, by Rob Stein, Washington Post, March 23, 2009:

“How Meat Contributes to Global Warming,” by Nathan Fiala. Scientific American, Feb. 4 2009:

“The Real Cost Of Red Meat,” by Bonnie Liebman. Nutrition Action Healthletter, June 1, 2009:,+heart…-a0201548467

“An Almost-Meatless Diet,” by Tara Parker-Pope. New York Times, March 25, 2009:

“Getting Real About the High Price of Cheap Food,” by Bryan Walsh, August 20, 2009:,8599,1917458,00.html

Modern Meat. Frontline, PBS:

“Meat: Making Global Warming Worse,” by Bryan Walsh., Sept. 10, 2008:,8599,1839995,00.html

“Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler,” by Mark Bittman. New York Times, Jan. 27 2008:

“Plants for Supper? 10 Reasons to Eat More Like a Vegetarian,”
by Bonnie Liebman. Nutrition Action Healthletter, October 1996:

Books about sustainable eating & meat:

For when you really want to dig in

The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat, by Joshua and Jessica Applestone and Alexandra Zissu:

The CAFO Reader, edited by Daniel Imhoff:

The Conscious Kitchen, by Alexandra Zissu:

Diet for a Hot Planet, by Anna Lappe:

Food Matters, by Mark Bittman:

Righteous Porkchop. Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms, by Nicolette Hahn Niman:

Six Arguments for a Greener Diet: How a More Plant-Based Diet Could Save Your Health & the Environment, by M.F. Jacobson, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).


Stay current & get in the discussion about healthy, sustainable food

Civil Eats: Civil Eats promotes critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systems as part of building economically and socially just communities:

Eating Liberally: A netroots neighborhood for some good grub and great gab about sustainable, healthy food:

EcoCentric: A blog about the relationship between food, water and energy environmental issues:

The Ethicurean. A group blog about the quest for tasty things that are also sustainable, organic, local, and/or ethical — SOLE food, for short:

Food Politics. Longtime nutrition and food policy professor and author Marion Nestle’s daily musings:

Meatless Monday. Information and recipes to start the week with healthy, environmentally friendly meat-free alternatives:

Politics of the Plate. Former-editor of Gourmet magazine reports and opines of food politics:

Sustainable Pantry. Even in an urban setting with a demanding schedule, you can sustain yourself on an environmentally responsible diet that’s healthy, delicious and won’t break your budget or cause you to spend your whole life in the kitchen:

Center for Livable Future. Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future–As population and consumer demand grow there’s urgent need to improve health, prevent disease and meet basic needs.

Listen & Watch:

Meat goes multimedia

The Meatrix. Short animated videos on factory farming, including antibiotic resistance, environmental contamination and animal welfare:

Eat Less Meat. Interview with Mark Bittman on BBC, June 22, 2009:

How Meat Contributes to Global Warming. (Scientific American slideshow) Feb. 4, 2009:

Rising Demand for Meat Takes Toll on Environment (NPR Podcast), April 15, 2008:

Take a Bite Out Of Climate Change. Video guides on “How to Dine with the Climate in Mind.” Small Planet Institute:

The Huge Flow of Animal Waste,(NY Times infographic). Jan. 27, 2008:

Livestock’s High Energy Costs. (NY Times infographic). Jan. 27, 2008:

What’s Wrong with What We Eat, Talk by Mark Bittman, TEDx, December, 2007:’s-wrong-with-what-we-eat


Making it easier to eat green

American Pastured Poultry Producers Association’s Producer Network: Search for pastured poultry producers by state:

Chef’s Collaborative. A national chef network that’s changing the sustainable food landscape using the power of connections, education and responsible buying decisions:

Eat Well Guide. Customizable guide for finding sustainably raised meat, poultry, dairy and eggs:

Eat Wild. Find local suppliers of grass-fed meat and dairy:

Find Meat CSA Programs:

Local Harvest. Nationwide directory of CSAs and other local food sources:

Seafood Choices Alliance. Making the seafood marketplace environmentally, economically and socially sustainable:

Seafood Watch. Guide to seafood from sustainable sources [Android App]:

Sustainable Table. Directory of sustainable products in the U.S. and Canada:

The Agriculture & Public Health Gateway. This Johns Hopkins-based research site is concerned with how public health is tied to issues such as industrial agriculture, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, biofuels, climate change, pesticides, soil, farm policy, and food systems.

The Ethicurean’s: Meat Community-Supported Agriculture Resources:

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. Listing of farmers’ markets across the US:

A Few Good Apps

Sustainable Seafood:

Whole Foods Recipes:

Eden Foods Recipes:

Eating Well’s Health in a Hurry:

Spark Recipes:

Vegan Yum Yum:



Almost meatless:

Recipes That Are Better for Your Health and the Planet, by Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond:

The Art of Simple Food. A Chez Panisse cookbook:

Cooking Green: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint in the Kitchen, The New Green Basics Way, by Kate Keyhoe:

Cool Cuisine: Taking the Bite Out of Global Warming, by Laura Stec:

The Earthbound Cook: 250 Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet, by Myra Goodman:

Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat, by Deborah Krasner:

Easy Green Organic, by Anna Getty:

The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Terrific Less-Meatarian recipes, by Mark Bittman:

In the Green Kitchen: Techniques to Learn by Heart, by Alice Waters:

Pasture Perfect: How You Can Benefit from Choosing Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products from Grass-Fed Animals:

Primal Cuts: Cooking with America’s Best Butchers:

Vegetarian: Not just for vegetarians anymore

Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker, by Robin Robertson: 

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, by Mark Bittman:

The Meat Lovers’ Meatless Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour, by Kim O’Donnell:

Vegetarian Times Cookbook:

The Victory Garden Cookbook, by Marian Morash:


Find the good ones online (Apps, too!)

Culinate. Simple, straightforward recipes using fresh, seasonal ingredients:

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. Basic cooking skills and inspiration
to make affordable family meals from scratch at home:

Sustainable Table. Make any recipe sustainable by using local, fresh, sustainably-raised ingredients:

Vegetarian Times. Advanced search makes finding just the right vegetarian recipe quick and easy:

Whole Foods – Recipe Search:

Whole Foods – Food Guides:

Sustainable Food Twitter Feeds:

Follow These Healthy Food Newsmakers

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