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We are a non-profit organization dedicated to improving life on our planet by educating the public about the benefits of adopting a plant-based lifestyle. We promote compassion toward animals, the environment, and humanity by choosing to live cruelty-free. Adopting a plant-based diet makes perfect sense for many reasons. Vegetarians and Vegans enjoy great health, inner peace, and a strong connection with the earth and the environment. We come from all walks of life and all areas of the world. We are all ages, colors, and cultures. Regardless of your reason for your interest in vegetarianism, we invite you to explore our site, contact us, attend our dinners and meet nationally and internationally known vegetarians, get involved and join our society. See for yourself how going vegetarian or vegan truly is the best thing you can do for yourself, the animals, and the earth.


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Introducing the VSEP Best of Veg Awards!

El Paso’s Vegetarian and Vegan Food Scene has grown so much, it’s time to host our own Best Vegetarian Food of El Paso awards. We’ve come up with over 20 categories like best veggie burger, best appetizer, best tacos, best food truck and more.

  Best of Veg Winners 2013!



From the Prez

Hi Everyone,

As temperatures start to warm in Spring, it is not only the climate scientists who notice that it is getting warmer earlier. Temperatures are reaching the 80s in February in El Paso. What many fail to realize is the important role that our diet has in contributing to global climate change. Back in 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change pointed out that animal agriculture accounted for more warming greenhouse gases than all of the transportation sectors combined. Recently the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that in 2012, the cattle industry topped the natural gas sector as the primary methane-emitting source. All the more reasons to adopt a vegan diet!

The featured speaker for our May dinner, Nick Cooney (Director of Education for Mercy for Animals) will tell us

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Featured Local Updates:

Speaker from our May 4th Quarterly Dinner blogs about El Paso and us (VSEP)! Click Here to read!

Featured Members’ Blogs:

A Transatlantic Conversation on Veganism: The Final Frontier with Charlie Moores and Jaime Newlin

El Paso Veg Snob by Lisa Martinez  Find out what’s cooking around El Paso with the city’s best blogger! Read Lisa’s recent review of the Singapore Cafe here!