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#1 Old 07-15-2008, 10:10 PM
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Well actually more than that do you think "going green" is becoming a trend?



I'm kind of mixed on this idea cause all around me companies are talking about how they're "going green" and helping reduce their impact on the environment and i'm thinking it's just to appeal to this new craze for saving the earth. A scheme to make more money. I'm all for saving the earth but i wonder if it's cause that's just what's popular.



Also it seems more people are becoming veg*an, i don't know if that's just because i live in L.A county or not, but i think people are becoming veg*an cause it's some kind of new trend and that's what's in. Maybe it's just me.
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#2 Old 07-15-2008, 10:13 PM
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i only became vegetarian because adolf hitler was one
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It's been a trend for quite some time now.



Oh well. Good news for the animals.
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#4 Old 07-16-2008, 12:09 AM
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Maybe it is a trend, but it shouldn't bother us too much, right? i mean, besides people doing things for money or not because their heart is in it, I don't really think it matters. They're still helping, and that's enough for me.



I think.



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i only became vegetarian because adolf hitler was one



wtf?? lol
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I don't know anyone, besides the Indian kids kids who are veg*n because of their religion, who is veg*n. Maybe because of my location?
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Well actually more than that do you think "going green" is becoming a trend?



I'm kind of mixed on this idea cause all around me companies are talking about how they're "going green" and helping reduce their impact on the environment and i'm thinking it's just to appeal to this new craze for saving the earth. A scheme to make more money. I'm all for saving the earth but i wonder if it's cause that's just what's popular.



Yeah, vegetarianism has been a trend for some people for a while now, but I don't think many people go veg*n for environmentalism. Some do, sure, but not many (I know I didn't).
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I went vegetarian partially for the environment and partially for the animals



I have noticed this "green" trend for awhile now too. I've even seen t-shirts at target with slogans on them about being green. I think it's great that people are becoming more aware of how they affect the environment but sometimes it annoys me because people will just wear the shirt because it's trendy and not because they actually care.
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As osito says, it's unfortunate because when fashion adopts the cause, the cause necessarily loses all depth and meaning because it's fashion. At least if vegetarianism were to become fashionable, it would require action. However, a $50 bag that says "recycle" does no one any good(except to make the person feel better about themselves).
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I don't know whether it's becoming a "trend" or if people are just becoming more aware?? Either way, it's good news for the animals and that's what matters - right?
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I don't know whether it's becoming a "trend" or if people are just becoming more aware?? Either way, it's good news for the animals and that's what matters - right?



Exactly.
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#12 Old 07-18-2008, 07:40 PM
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I don't know. I still think it's as hard as ever to find a true vegetarian or vegan, but when I tell people that I am a vegan I always get a- I am a vegetarian except for this and when we go to certain restaraunts and when we do that. There definately are a lot of pesce-polli-veggie-tarians who only eat turkey on Thanksgiving out there.



Yes the whole going green thing is definately a trend. I know people who have given rants to me about why global warming is stupid and then I have seen them wearing a go green shirt. (I love that girl to death but I still have yet to figure that out). Clothes and bags EVERYWHERE are having some sort of enviromental friendly slogan.
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I've met one vegan--who became vegan after I met him-- and one veggie; I may have seen her eating a burger while she was by herself... it's not certain though.



I just learned today that my neighbor's wife is veggie. She may be vegan, her husband wasn't that clear about it.



So that's three. That's it.



Going green is def. a trend, but I'm not seeing veg as a trend. I live in Alabama though so that may have something to do with it. Veg's are few and far between here in the land of lard and fried chicken.
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Isn't it a good thing though, aside from the poor communication between fake veg*ns and omnivores?



I feel like we NEED it to be a trend, because otherwise we wouldn't have as many people using cloth shopping bags, recycling, composting, etc. I'm not saying it's a solution or anything, I'm just saying I wouldn't call it a bad thing.
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most of the t-shirts and bags i've seen that say "go green" aren't even made out of organic cotton! pshh! hahaha



yeah i only know five people here that call themselves vegetarian but three of them will eat fish and I saw another one take a bite out of a hot dog the other day.

but it's better than nothing i think
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I've met one vegan--who became vegan after I met him-- and one veggie; I may have seen her eating a burger while she was by herself... it's not certain though.



I just learned today that my neighbor's wife is veggie. She may be vegan, her husband wasn't that clear about it.



So that's three. That's it.



Going green is def. a trend, but I'm not seeing veg as a trend. I live in Alabama though so that may have something to do with it. Veg's are few and far between here in the land of lard and fried chicken.



yay alabama people. and don't forget the ribs. i was told once by a girl to never try ribs becasue if i did i wouldnt be able to stop eating and i would never be veggie again.
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#17 Old 07-26-2008, 10:44 AM
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I definitely see more people (especially teens) becoming vegetarians. When I first stopped eating meat a few years ago I was the only herbivore I knew - but now I know several vegetarians and a few vegans.

I do believe it's becoming the new "in thing" - but atleast it's not a bad thing.
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im the only vegan i know, but i know two veggies

i live in a really small town though, so i think 3 out of 2,000 is pretty good, for south texas...

ya, its a trend, but i think its a really good trend that i would never accuse someone of following.

hmm, i know that if someone accused me of following the trend i would be pissed.....
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#19 Old 08-20-2008, 07:23 PM
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oh, it's definitely a trend at my high school. which isn't bad by any means. but it sometimes bothers me when people thinks being a vegetarian just means more pasta, with no thought about soy products or vegetables. but oh well. it's their body.
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"Going green" is definitely a trend, but you have to distinguish between that and actually saving the environment. A rule of thumb is that if you simple consume more expensive products, you're just "going green." It goes with things like "natural foods," hybrid cars, etc. But if you actually have to change your lifestyle from a generic consumer life, then its not trendy. Examples, maintaining a roof garden, never using your car and instead a bike (UNLESS ITS A FIXIE), buying used items instead of new ones.
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#22 Old 08-24-2008, 04:53 AM
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it may be a trend in the USA (for numerous reasons) and I know one, no two vegetarians plus one vegan who doesn't have the money to be vegan throughout the year, plus her health doesn't enable her to not eat meat for more than a month or so (don't ask me why). but here in my country, I've heard of ppl having been vegetarians in the past and have been told about ppl who still are veg* but I personally know (that doesn't include ppl i just talked to once or twice over veggieboards) no veg* within a range of uhmm like 4500 miles (measures with a pencil on maps.google.com).
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