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The Joyful Vegan: Consider Compassion When Eating

Updated: Sep 20

She’s funny. She’s exuberant. She’s plant-based.


On January 14, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau entertained a crowd of more than 75 people at the Los Altos Library for GreenTown’s monthly community forum.


Patrick-Goudreu, who has written a slew of books, including the popular, “The Joy of Vegan Baking”, “The Vegan Table”, and, “The 30-Day Vegan Challenge”, shared her stories of becoming vegan and how to combat some of the cultural and social challenges of staying vegan.


Her primary motive: compassion for animals.


Her most recent book, “The Joyful Vegan: Everything You Need to Stay Vegan in a World that Wants You to Keep Eating Meet, Dairy and Eggs”, focuses on the practical aspects of living compassionately and healthfully.

  • This talk represented the third talk about plant-based eating from GreenTown’s Eating Green team. The first, with Ocean Robbins focused primarily on the health benefits.

  • The second, with Nil Zacarias, highlighted the environmental benefits of plant-based living, and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau examining the benefits to animals and our return to compassion.

If you’re interested in learning more about plant-based eating, email us.


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