#MeatlessMay is a social media initiative created by Daniel Velasquez-Wilson & Shanelle Tolley that challenges people to lighten their  impact on the earth by going meatless for May. 

Rather that is for a few days, once a week, or the entire month, your decision to go meatless will impact the world for the better!


Reduce your animal consumption for the month of May. It is the easiest way to help our planet right now!

Who are we?


Daniel Velasquez-Wilson

Daniel Velasquez-Wilson is an American collegiate volleyball currently living in Colorado. Velasquez-Wilson decided to go Vegan in December 2019 after being influenced by the documentary "The Game Changers."


Shanelle Tolley

Shanelle Tolley is an Australian basketball player living and studying in the United States. Tolley was influenced to go vegan by the desire to do her part by positively impacting the earth.

Not All Vikings Eat Meat Mini DOCUMENTARY

A short docufilm telling the story of Missouri Valley College’s very own Vegan & Vegetarian Athletes. Science says nutrition is everything when competing and history says eating meat is essential. You’ve heard it from prime time athletes that without meat that couldn’t compete. This time you'll hear it closer to home on why some of Missouri Valleys fiercest competitors say no to meat! 

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Beginners Guide to A Plant Based diet for Meatless May #MeatlessMay

Fork Over Knives

Fork Over Knives

Fork Over Knives

One of the most powerful steps you can take to improve your health, boost energy levels, and prevent chronic diseases is to move to a plant-based diet. If you’ve seen Forks Over Knives, you know that science shows changing your nutrition is a powerful way to live longer, help the environment, and reduce your risk of getting sick.


A Couple of Cooks

Fork Over Knives

Fork Over Knives

Eating a mostly plant based diet is all about finding a sustainable practice. The goal of this plant based diet meal plan is to help you find a handful of favorite easy plant based recipes that you can make again and again!


No Meat Athlete

Fork Over Knives

No Meat Athlete

For your health, for the environment, or for the animals, there are plenty of good reasons to start eating a plant-based diet.

The question, of course, is how to get there… and how to make it last.