|Enewsletter • May 29, 2013|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Go, Vegan, Go!
Team Vegan members have now raised over half of the $100,000 matching challenge! Thanks to everyone for your efforts to help the animals!
This week, we’d like to highlight some of the outstanding leafleters on the Team:
Barbara Bear, Brandon Becker, FAST, Power Couple Bockman, Joe Espinosa, Alex Greenwood, Eric Griffith, Laura Hart, Lisa Hines, Tamara Hubbard, Yvonne LeGrice, Connie, EarthSave Miami, Kassy Ortega, Lesley Parker-Rollins, Leslie Patterson, Ali Pester, Sean Scherer, Nettie Schwager, Lisa Shapiro, Team Triangle, Vegas Veg.
These dedicated volunteers are working hard to make sure that, during next semester, they and other VO activists reach as many new people as possible!
You can make a tax-deductible contribution to any of these members (or the people in the feedback section below, or via the Team Vegan general donations page).
Jon Camp, VO’s Director of Outreach, will be speaking at the Chicago Veggie Pride Parade on June 1st.
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Product of the Week
Team Vegan member Anne Green: “My lips were so dry they were flaky. Fortunately, sample lip balms (lavender, clove, orange, lemon, and unflavored) from Anna’s Potions and Lotions arrived for Vegan Outreach to review. Within 2 days – I kid you not – no more flakes. I like the clove and the unflavored best; Matt likes the lavender and the lemon. Okay, I’ll take the orange. A little goes a long way. And if it can protect two lips in Tucson, it can protect yours, too.”
Notes from Our Members
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a slow start, I set a personal
best at UNC Chapel Hill, reaching over 2,300
students. I happened to overhear one student
say they are going veg as a result of the booklet.
The highlight was a conversation with a student
about free-range, etc.; after she said she was
going full vegan.
Quinnipiac University, the head
of security took an Even If You Like Meat;
and another security guard said that he agreed
with what I was doing. His ex-wife is vegetarian,
and he knew a bit about the horrendous conditions
on factory farms, and he is against them. I
asked him if he would like a Guide
with health info, and he took it. He said he
would try to cut back even more on his consumption
of animal products.
lots of great feedback at the University
of Wisconsin, Whitewater – both on the idea
of helping animals and general support for the
work that VO does; e.g., “Thank YOU for
helping animals!” “Keep up the great
work!” One student was very moved when
she got a booklet a few semesters ago; I made
sure to whip out a Guide for her. At
the end of the day, a student walked out of
the University Center holding a booklet and
as he passed me he said, “I’m reading it!
It’s really sad stuff.” I handed him a
Guide and told him, “It is, but
luckily there’s something you can do about it.”
a good day at Kean University
– good thing I was inside because the weather
outside was absolutely awful. I had three people
tell me they were very interested in going veg
and all took Guides; we had good conversations
about finding new foods you like and making
it easier that way. One guy gave me a not-so-nice
remark passing by. I replied in a friendly manner,
and he stopped by again on his way back past,
and we had a short conversation; he left saying
he respects what I’m doing. Also, one girl came
back after reading the leaflet to thank me and
tell me how informative it was.
and drizzle, but solid leafleting
– reached over 2,000 students. I did not have
a single negative comment. At West Virginia
University! And I was really enjoying the leafleting,
and I think it showed, and people were smiling
back at me, and saying nice things. While a
number of people mentioned being veg or vegan,
one vegan in particular stood out. She came
up and said in such a sweet and sincere manner
that she was really happy to see me out there.
“It actually made my day,” she said.
Awww. I then met Jill [below], who got a booklet from
us when John Oberg, Joe Gonzales, and I were
on campus a year ago. She’s been veg since.
Team Vegan member Steve,
Cobie, and I reached over 1,600
students at Portland State. Of the three food
carts there, two were totally vegan. They also
have lots of vegan food on campus.
to Harold Washington College after
work. I was also curious to see if the slightly
warmer temperature and lack of falling snow
increased reception…it did. Heard from four
vegetarians and two vegans, and talked harm
reduction (avoiding consumption of birds and
fishes) with two people.
Jacinto College was awesome. Very
receptive students. Saw many reading and discussing
booklets. We met a student that wants to go
vegan after getting a booklet. Also met a vegan
who was happy we were on campus. Overheard one
girl say “I want to go veg” to her