Going Vegan: Top picks for education and inspiration

Posted by Steph Elswood on

There are so many great vegan resources out there, and these are some top picks for documentaries, books, blogs and podcasts that can help you make the transition to a plant-based lifestyle, with lots of sustainability inspiration. It's so important to educate yourself - understanding why you're going vegan makes the effort much more worthwhile. These are sure to inspire you. 




This documentary inspired many people's plant-based journeys! It explores the impact of animal agriculture on the environment, and investigates the policies of environmental organisations on the issue.

Watch Cowspiracy on Netflix >>


The Game Changers

This film caused a big buzz on Netflix! It follows a UFC fighter as he talks to elite athletes who are plant-based. 
Visit the Game Changers website >>



An oldie but a goodie! Filmed in 2005, Earthlings is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix and is about humanity's dependence on animals for economic purposes. 

Visit the Earthlings website  >>



No Happy Cows

This collection of essays by John Robbins looks at food politics, sustainability, and revolution. It gives tools for positive action and living a healthier life.

Read a sample >> 


How Not to Die 

Written by physician Michael Greger, this book helps you discover the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease. Spoiler alert: he advises you eat more plants!

Read a sample >>


The Sixth Extinction

Author Elizabeth Kolbert combines scientific analysis and personal narratives to explain why scientists are predicting the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs coming in our near future. 

Read a sample >>


Blogs & Social

Zanna van Dijk

Zanna's blog covers fashion, travel, plant-based living and everything sustainable!

Visit Zanna's Site >>


Earthling Ed

Ed Winters is a British animal rights activist, filmmaker and lecturer. He has lots of informative content including free ebooks, a podcast and social content.

Visit Ed's Site >>


Accidentally Vegan

This Instagram account features all the foods you may not have known were vegan, and covers all the new plant-based food releases from high street retailers!

Visit their Instagram >>



The Chickpeeps

Chickpeeps' five hosts - Ivanna, Momoko, Robbie, Jarvis, and Tyler - share their opinions on the vegan lifestyle, discussing the challenges and the difficult questions that friends and family might ask you when you're just starting out. Going beyond basic vegan conversations, it aims to empower and educate.

Visit their site >>


Plant Proof

Simon Hill is an Australian sports physiotherapist who became interested in nutrition - so much that he is now studying a Masters in Nutrition. Plant Proof was inspired by his personal experience living a plant based lifestyle, and motivated by all the questions he got about being plant-based! This podcast features lots of interesting interviews. 

Visit the website >>


Talking Tastebuds

If you've already heard this podcast, you won't be surprised why it's a favourite! Every week Venetia Falconer hosts a new interview subject, with conversation centred around the guest’s relationship with all things food and how it affects their lives.

Visit the website >>

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