|Enewsletter • July 15, 2009|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Links of the Week
Vegan Prom a Smashing Success!
Because of the generosity of our members, Vegan Outreach raised $5,583 to promote veganism at last weekend’s prom. Through the generosity of our matching donor, that’s $11,166! A special thanks to Endangered Species Chocolate, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Maggie Mudd, Organic Fine Arts Baking by Shannon Michelle, Red Truck Wines, Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates, The Stanford Inn by the Sea, Sun Flour Baking Company, Tofutti, and Zevia Natural Diet Soda. The event was possible only because of the hard work of Kristie Phelps, Mark Middleton, Henry Chen, Mark Foy, Michelle Cehn, Jaci Kassmeier, Adam Orand, and Deedra Aro!
At right, Jack Norris and Jon Camp trip the light fantastic; click here for more photos.
Company of the Week
Clif – a boon to many vegans! From their Q&A: “All CLIF Bar products are made from ingredients that do not come from animals except most Mojo flavors (contains organic honey), and CLIF SHOT Recovery Drink and Luna Sport Recovery Smoothie (contains whey).”
Notes from All Over
Excerpt: “Yes, it’s important to eat healthfully, and I blogged recently about good health as good animal advocacy. But fun vegan food is good activism, too. An all-or-nothing approach to healthful eating only undermines efforts to attract people to a vegan diet. The best moments in vegan activism come when someone looks at the way we eat and says, ‘Wow – I could do that.’” Full article.
Notes from Our Members
wanted to say thanks for the “How
Vegan?” article. It’s what I’ve always
thought on my own and have always had a tough
time expressing. It’s so important that we bring
everyone to doing more for the animals in whatever
capacity they can instead of making it appear
impossible and them being apathetic and turned
off to a conscientious lifestyle.
you for educating me about veganism.
I received a booklet at the Warped tour, and
I ended up reading the entire thing. Of course,
everyone has an idea of what animal cruelty
is, but actually reading the facts proves that
living a vegan lifestyle would definitely help
the fight. I have a chronic stomach disease,
and it’s hard enough to create a diet for myself
to stay healthy, but after learning more about
becoming vegan, I plan on pursuing the lifestyle.
you for your outreach program.
I had been wanting to become a vegetarian for
several years. Your pamphlet, which I picked
up at Union Square, NYC, made it clear to me
that NOW is the time. It’s been two weeks now
and I’m not going back!
the Pearl St. Mall in Boulder,
CO, a number of people approached me after reading
shirt. I noticed that people with their
hands apparently full are still often willing
to take a leaflet. For instance, today a guy
giving a kid a piggyback ride with his arms
wrapped around the kid’s legs still managed
to grab a leaflet. Shortly thereafter, he set
the kid down and started to page through the
were lots of kids and teenagers
at Houston’s 4th of July fireworks. One boy
told me that he now doesn’t want to eat meat
anymore. His parents requested three Guides.
of young people at the Phoenix
Art Walk, and lots of vegetarians and vegans.
We met one vegetarian who said she’d donate
to VO! This week there was also a huge advertisement
for vegan doughnuts at a coffee shop, and a
hotdog vendor had veggie dogs. This area is