New Year’s Resolutions That Will Keep Hope Alive in 2022

Happy New Year! 🎉Out with the old, in with the promise of a great year. PETA’s list of easy resolutions will make your wildest dreams come true. By the end of 2022, you could be a vegan chef who supports Black-owned brands, shops for animal-free fashion, reads animal rights books, and more. Here’s to a happy, healthy, and vegan 2022.

Support Black-Owned Brands

It’s more important than ever to speak up for Black lives and advocate for real change. One easy way you can show support is with your wallet: Buy from Black-owned restaurants with vegan options and beauty brands that don’t test on animals. Our seemingly endless list of vegan restaurants across the country covers fish-less Po’boy sandwiches (yum), loaded waffle fries, and more.

You can also use your consumer power when shopping for cosmetics and skin-care products. The beauty brands below offer a variety of shades for every skin tone, never test their products on animals, and have vegan products galore. 😍

Buy From Black-Owned Beauty Brands

Improve Your Vegan Cooking Skills

Improving your cooking skills can be both practical and fun. Prepare mouthwatering but potentially simple vegan meals that you can serve to friends and family at dinner parties or potlucks.

Try our tofu scramble burritos for brunch and stuffed crust pizza for dinner. Try our twist on vegan naan if you’re still craving some bread—it’s sure to delight.

PETA’s Two-Week Meal Plan

Visit a Local Vegan Restaurant

Need to take a break from all that cooking? No problem. All across the country, vegan restaurants offer tasty and creative dishes that will leave you wanting more. And they still need your patronage in 2022. Since the beginning of the pandemic, over 60% of all restaurants on Yelp have closed their doors. The best way to ensure that your favorite vegan spot will continue serving delicious meals is to visit safely, order takeout or home delivery, or buy a gift card for a friend or family member. You can also support and feed those in need.

PETA’s Top Vegan-Friendly Small Towns

Work and Play With Your Animal Companions

For some of us, working from home has become a permanent situation, which means more days spent with loved ones, including animal companions. A great way to use your lunch break is to take a stroll around your neighborhood together. Both of you will love the fresh air, sunshine, and exercise. And while you’re working, you can pick up a few of these fun, interactive dog toys to keep your furry coworkers busy.

how to adopt a dog during covid-19

If you’re thinking of adopting a dog, please consider these things first:

Here’s How to Keep Your Dog or Cat Happy at Home

Buy Cute and Compassionate Fashion

The new year is a perfect time to invest in a new wardrobe—one that won’t harm any animals. There’s a certain joy in getting all dressed up, so go ahead and indulge in sustainable, animal-free fashion. Sweat it out in eco-friendly activewear. And while you’re at it, check out our guide to shopping for vegan clothing.

Eco Clothing Belongs in Your Closet

Pick Up a New Hobby

“Trash fishing” is a hobby that helps animals and the planet—just grab some tools and head to your local beach, lake, pond, stream, or river to pick up some of the trash polluting these ecosystems.

Learn All About ‘Trash Fishing’

Start a New Career—Helping Animals

Have you dreamed about having a career that involves saving animals? PETA has a variety of exciting and fulfilling positions that will help you realize your ambition.

Daphna with dog in field

Find Your Dream Job at PETA

Read (Some of) These Books

Have you watched way too much TV over the past two years? No judgement here! We’ve been hooked on these life-changing movies about food and animals. But every once in a while, it’s great to unplug and hold a real book in your hands. These stories about animal rights activists and the many benefits of going vegan will inspire you in the new year.

Reading Animalkind Book

Books You’ll Love to Read in 2022

Donate to Help Save Lives

You can support PETA’s crucial work with just one click of a button. Our fieldworkers are out 365 days of every year, providing animals in need with food, water, and shelter. Your support makes our work possible. ❤️

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind