Chelsea Collins: Fall 2014

Chelsea Collins, VO’s Australia Outreach Coordinator, has leafleted 29 different schools this semester, handing out more than 15,000 Vegan Outreach booklets!

Below are Chelsea (on a freezing morning at Federation University Australia) and University of Newcastle veg club member Louis Hill with Caitlin Davies, who went vegan as a result of receiving a VO booklet from him on campus last semester!

Chelsea Collins, Louis Hill, and Caitlin Davies

This semester at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne City, Chelsea reached 450 students with Your Choice booklets:

Today was absolutely freezing, windy, and it was raining again. I felt like I was standing on ice blocks in a gale all morning, and I only lasted a few hours before throwing in the proverbial towel. Umbrellas and hands in pockets were my enemy. I take my hat off to those of you who are able to leaflet when it’s below freezing and/or snowing. Seriously.

One lady came back past and stopped to tell me that she thought our work was really important; and she told me that she has a couple of colleagues doing their PhDs on animal issues at this school, which I thought was cool.

Melbourne is famous for being the city of “four seasons in one day.” Well…by the time I got home the rain had stopped, the clouds were gone, and there was nothing but blue skies. It even warmed up and I felt foolish. Melbourne, you win this round but I’ll be back.

—Chelsea Collins, 9/2/14

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