|Enewsletter • February 8, 2006|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Just Imagine -- 500,000+ and Counting
Activists in the Adopt a College program have now handed booklets to over half a million interested students! Over 45,000 have already been distributed in just the first few weeks of the winter/spring term. Thanks so much to the many hard-working volunteers, and all the generous donors who have enabled us to print and ship all these booklets.
At right, a student at UNC Charlotte reads Even If You Like Meat; photo by Jon Camp.
Jon Camp's Second Week in the South
Heading south from the Triangle Region of North Carolina, the second week of my southern leafleting tour was without a doubt, one of the most effective weeks of outreach in which I've ever taken part. With the help of extremely dedicated volunteers -- including Eric Griffith and Wendy Moore, both who took off days of work to help out -- a total of 7,212 booklets were handed out at UNC Charlotte (pictured), GA Tech, GA State, UGA, and Clemson. At every school we leafleted, it was obvious that the booklets had made a definite impact on the students -- it was common to see many of them walking around with their eyes glued to a booklet they had received hours before. Just one example: at the University of Georgia, a young woman came up to tell me that she has been vegetarian since receiving an Even If You Like Meat on campus months earlier.
Next week, I will be leafleting UT San Antonio, UT in Austin, Texas State, Texas A&M, and the University of Houston. If you would like to leaflet with me, or would like for me to give a talk to your local group, please email jon (at) veganoutreach.org. Thanks!
Please – Plan Ahead
Every year, we get calls and e-mails the day before Meatout and Earth Day from people who need booklets the next day. Please visit our catalog and order what you need today -- thanks!
Question of the Week
Does being a vegetarian really save animals?
Products of the Week
Matt R. passes along: "Made from those who bring you Veggie Booty - Tings - vegan crunchy 'cheese' doodles taste just like the real thing! Also - Westsoy's Soy Shakes are amazing! Put it in a blender with some Soy Delicious' Chunky Mint Madness, and you're in for a real thick treat. Best thing ever on my tastebuds."
Notes from Our Members
At McMaster University
in Hamilton, ON, Wendy, Mike and
I handed out 800 EI in
2 hrs! The reception was great and
we had some really good conversations
and met a lot of vegans and vegetarians.
This all ended when we were kicked
out by the "peace police."
However, we only had 20 booklets
left and we managed to hand them
out as we left the premises. On
the way home, we were passed by
a transport truck full of pigs.
They looked just like my "pet"
pig named Willa. We realized how
important today was, and we look
forward to our next stop.
I've read through
[Jack Norris'] "Staying
Healthy on a Plant-Based Diet,"
and I am impressed with how thorough
your research is, along with how
useful and unbiased it is. I've
read through many articles, looked
through many books, and have heard
a lot of talks, but I haven't come
across anything as resourceful and
honest. You base your research of
factual things, and none of your
information seems to be slanted.
I'm planning to run
in an ultra-marathon (50 miles)
in Spring or Fall '07...The ultra-marathon
will be run to raise money for Vegan
Outreach. A colleague at the Youngstown
State University radio station ran
an ultra-marathon to raise money
for the radio station. He raised
over $20,000! I'm going to follow
his program for raising money, and
see if I can at least raise $1,000.
I couldn't think of any other cause,
or any other organization, more
worthy than Vegan Outreach!
any of you have the
opportunity to go leafleting with
Jon Camp when he comes through your
area, I highly recommend the experience.
It is inspiring and motivating to
be around someone who works so hard
for animals every day. I
had many great interactions; here
are just a few from our last day,
Correction: Last week, we mistakenly titled as "Humane Certified" the link to the "Animal Care Certified" scam. "Certified Humane" is a different program. To learn what is and isn't allowed under Certified Humane, you can register here and see the relevant documents.