By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Apr 10, 2008 at 11:55 AM

If things look a little greener around here this April, there's a good reason. Our editorial staff is busy expanding the ideals of Earth Day into a month-long celebration of energy conservation, alternative transportation, recycling tips and about a million ways you can be a better friend to the planet. Welcome to Green Month, Milwaukee.

About five years ago, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) asked the Brewers to add a soy sausage to their lineup of sausage racers, which features a bratwurst, hot dog, Polish sausage, chorizo and Italian sausage.

More recently, in one of our infamous April Fool’s spoof stories, wrote about vegetarian Prince Fielder calling for a soy dog to be added to the sausage race. Of course, we were joking … but maybe not completely.

Is it even remotely possible that a veggie sausage could race with their meaty counterparts?

Most likely not, simply because the sausage race is a promotion for Klement’s sausages, and the company does not feature a veggie sausage of any kind. However, perhaps there are more marketing opportunities here.

Maybe Outpost Natural Foods would like to sponsor a soy sausage in the race? It’s not likely this is an option, but for the love of Green Month on, it’s worth revisiting.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.