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Vegan and Vegetarian Charity Cookbook

Exploring Veganuary and a sustainable future through recipes

A cookbook created from vegetarian and vegan recipes submitted by Freshfields colleagues is helping educate people about the benefits of eating a more plant-based diet.

To help inspire and inform people across the firm about Veganuary, our Freshfields Manchester Green Group created a digital vegetarian and vegan cookbook with a wide range of recipes submitted by colleagues, as well as foraging recipes from our local charity partner City of Trees.

Since 2014 Veganuary has inspired and supported more than one million people across 192 countries to try a vegan lifestyle throughout January and beyond.

As well as recipes ranging from breakfast and brunch through to desserts and drinks, the Green Group's cookbook highlights the environmental and health benefits of eating a more plant-based diet, with information on how to make informed sustainable choices, including food consumption habits and ways to reduce food and packaging waste, plus guidance on making choices around sustainable alternatives to meat and dairy, and understanding certifications from Fairtrade and the Rainforest Alliance. The Freshfields cookbook cost £5 and all proceeds were donated to City of Trees.

Freshfields environmental strategy

The Manchester Green group is one of a number of local office green groups across Freshfields, driven largely by the passion and enthusiasm for sustainability by our people. Great work has taken place over the years from Hong Kong to Amsterdam to Italy, including initiatives such as a clothes swap highlighting the negative impacts of fast fashion, an office facilities green guide, annual beach clean-ups and sustainability ‘lunch and learn’ sessions.

To help support and leverage the passion and activity taking place at a local level across Freshfields, our environment strategy has both ambitious global targets and a strategy to bring together the diverse local efforts like this to amplify impact, as well as share best practice and develop new ideas.