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New York has passed a statewide law that bans most types of single-use plastic bags. The bill, introduced by Governor Andrew Cuomo last year, will make New York the second state after California to impose a ban on plastic shopping bags. Hawaii has an effective ban in place, the New York Times notes, as all […]
Brenda and Aaron Beener are the mother and son duo behind Seasoned Vegan, a plant-based soul food restaurant in Harlem. Brenda — who also acts as Seasoned Vegan’s head chef — focuses on making traditional soul food dishes, just without the animal products. The idea is to show the community that healthy, plant-based living doesn’t […]
Celebrity chef Matthew Kenney is opening a brand-new vegan restaurant named “Hungry Angelina” in e-commerce giant Etsy’s HQ. The new 4,500 square foot plant-based restaurant will open in Dumbo Heights, New York City, where the website – selling unique handmade and vintage items – is based. Kenney is opening the new eatery through his California-based […]
New York City’s eleven public hospitals just got a little healthier. The healthcare institutions will all be observing Meatless Mondays — the popular international vegan campaign that encourages participants to eat vegan on Mondays. It’s being managed by the city’s Health + Hospitals division. “We want to empower our patients to live their healthiest lives […]
Sixty-two state school districts in New York will take part in a plant-based healthy eating program called the Good Life Challenge, The Daily News Online reports. The challenge sees school staff enjoying vegan and vegetarian food and the associated health benefits of a meat-free diet. Doug Schmidt, a teacher of 24 years from the Victor Central School […]