Climate Breakdown – A Community Response

On the 2nd September 2019, a group of passionate and enthusiastic people came together to talk about climate and ecological breakdown. The purpose of the event was to open up community discussion around what we feel needs to be done to tackle the climate emergency, and share our collective wisdom. “It was really good to…

Anthony’s V2020 Blog

Anthony joined the Vegan Network in Winter 2019 and was keen to make more healthy lifestyle choices and move towards incorporating more vegan food in to his diet for this reason. We caught up with Anthony at the end of January 2020 after he took the Veganuary challenge. Here’s how he got on…  What made…

What Being Vegan Means To Me

To mark World Vegan Day (1st November) and World Vegan month during the whole of November, Sadie Cable and Jack Barber, current co-chairs of the Vegan Network, share what being vegan means for them. JACK’S STORY When did I go vegan?I went vegan in January 2017 after watching Cowspiracy and Forks Over Knives on Netflix….

All In – Your thoughts?

Veganism in the workplace Suffolk County Council are pulling together some resources relating to protected characteristics, including Veganism. These resources will help address workplace issues, such as understanding of Veganism, appropriate language to use and feeling safe and confident to be your true self in the working environment. This is a great opportunity for any…

Matt’s Inclusion Article

As you no doubt already know, the Vegan Network is open to Suffolk County Council staff and it’s partners. We’re very lucky to have some great links with West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, and one of our members there was recently interviewed for their staff communication update. We’re really proud of Matt for speaking up…

Lesley’s Guide to an Eco Friendly Period

Let’s talk about periods and the environment! We are all grown up’s here so I know we can have an open and frank discussion about a perfectly natural biological event, that happens to around 50% of the population and the environmental impact that this is having. SCC’s workforce is made up of 70% of people…

Cally’s Egg Free Recipes

After a few months of transitioning from a vegetarian, I went full vegan in August 2016. I’ve found it pretty easy – I like cooking and making things up and trying new things. Below are a couple of egg free recipes that are stereotypically ‘harder’ to make without eggs. The magic ingredient is gram flour…

Sadie’s Veganuary Blog

Following the success of Hannah, Lauren and Jason’s blogs, Veganuary asked us to write about how the network engaged with their Workplace Challenge. This was a huge platform to promote the networks achievements! To read Sadie’s guest blog for them, click here.

Hannah’s Veganuary Blog

WEEK 1 AND 2 I’m starting my blog from week two because I was off with flu for the first week of Jan, which did mean however I managed to adopt a vegan lifestyle really easily due to not eating anything but crumpets (with vegan butter)!! I’ve decided to do a bit of a different…

Jason’s Veganuary Blog

THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY I was really excited about the chance to go vegan for January 2019. I have had lots of conversations with vegan colleagues about what it is like to cut out meat and dairy from your diet. I am a little confused about eating honey, wearing leather shoes, or even shopping from…