Jolinda Hackett (Santa Barbara, CA) has been vegetarian for
nearly twenty years, and a plant-based vegan for nearly ten. As a
volunteer for countless vegan advocacy groups, Hackett spent
several years promoting the myriad benefits of a plant-based diet.
She continues to counsel new vegetarians and vegans online as the
About.com Guide to Vegetarian Food. While at the University of
Chicago, she studied with Dr. Gideon Eshel, who made headlines in
2006 with research showing that a vegan diet does more to reduce
one''s individual planetary footprint than switching from an SUV to
a hybrid vehicle. She has been interviewed by and appeared in
American Vegan magazine, Food and Home Magazine,
the Daily Nexus, the Santa Barbara News Press,
the Jerusalem Post, and on WZRD radio in Chicago.