‘Favorite Vegan-Friendly Colleges’ Contest is Off and Running

Voters Will Help peta2 Pick the Schools With the Best Cruelty-Free Fare

For Immediate Release:
February 11, 2015

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – Interest in vegan dining is skyrocketing on college campuses across the country, so to recognize schools that are rising to meet the surging demand for tasty, animal-friendly entrées, peta2, PETA’s youth division, has just launched its 2015 Favorite Vegan-Friendly Colleges contest. This year’s challenge leaves the choice of winners entirely in the hands of voters—a tougher choice than ever with 16 large schools and 16 small schools in the mix. Voters can cast ballots for their top picks once during each contest round on peta2.com.

“Dining halls from coast to coast are dishing up scrumptious vegan meals that kind students can celebrate,” says peta2 Director Marta Holmberg. “peta2—with the assistance of voters everywhere—is recognizing the many schools that are helping students protect the environment, save animals’ lives, and fortify their own health for a tough year of hitting the books.”

The schools setting the bar this year represent every region of the country. They include Arizona State University, which committed to opening a vegan station at each dining location on campus after more than 2,000 students petitioned; the University of Colorado–Boulder, with succulent seitan stir-fry at the ready, among other tasty dishes; the University of South Florida, known for its vegan chipotle chicken tacos; Bowdoin College, with a delectable Peruvian vegetable toss with organic quinoa; Brown University, offering vegan quesadillas with Daiya dairy-free cheese; and Wellesley College, with a stunning spread of ginger-sesame tofu.

The contest begins today, and voting for the first round ends on February 18. Round winners will be determined solely by the number of votes received, and students will be able to vote once per round for their favorite school.

For more information, please visit peta2.com.

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