|Enewsletter • January 11, 2006|
This issue sponsored by DownBound:
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Help Jon Camp Speak for the Animals!
Jon Camp (at right) is in the planning stages of a six-week college outreach tour through the south, starting January 23. He has found housing for virtually every night of his trip but still needs a place to stay while traveling along Interstate Route 20 in Louisiana and Mississippi. If you would be willing to house this courteous young man for 1 or 2 nights, this would help ensure the success of the tour, allowing him to reach thousands and thousands more students with the plight of today's farmed animals. Please email him at jon at veganoutreach.org.
Employer-Based Donation Options
Starbucks' "Make Your Mark" program pays nonprofits $10 per hour when their employees volunteer for a non-profit organization -- up to $1000. So if you work at Starbucks -- or another company with a similar program -- and leaflet for Vegan Outreach, you can help raise money to print more booklets.
Many companies have matching donations programs -- so far, Vegan Outreach has received matching contributions from Google, Microsoft, Home Depot, Hewlett Packard, and other companies. Ask around to see if your company has such a program! And if you work for the federal or a state government, you can often donate pre-tax dollars!
Product of the Week
Jose Iglesias nominates Aubrey Organic products. "I personally use their shaving cream, shampoo and deodorant. They are vegan, not tested on animals, and made with natural ingredients, some organic."
Notes from All Over
excerpt: "Thinking of helping the planet by buying an eco-friendly car? You could do more by going vegan, say Gidon Eshel and Pamela Martin of the University of Chicago." Full article.
excerpt: "However, a new trend--vegetarian-only lunch lines--has started in the unlikeliest of places--the South, home of the "Stroke Belt," long known for its trademark fried and fatty foods and higher rates of heart attacks and strokes than other parts of the country." Full article.
excerpt: "Xiang F. Kong, once a researcher at the Boston University and Harvard medical schools, spent more than two years developing a tofu with a consistency, texture, and flavor that would appeal to the American palette. In other words, something a lot like meat." Full article.
Notes from Our Members
I'd like to express
my gratitude to your
organization. Thank you for being
such a beacon of rational thought.
Thank you for all of the hard work
you do, and for your laser-like
focus on what is important -- fighting
cruelty. I am proud to support your
group and programs such as Adopt
I was invited
to be a guest speaker at an EarthSave
Canada, Youth Group potluck on the
weekend. After giving a short talk
about my thoughts on meaningful
work in general and the handing
out of Vegan Outreach booklets in
particular, a number of us did just
that today. At UBC (University of
British Columbia), 6 of us handed
out 1,950 booklets. Two others handed
out another 400 at Langara College.
The total was 2,350 -- about 140/hr/person.
I've been telling everyone
I know to read Matt Ball's article
Everyone is very impressed with
it. I know it changed my whole outlook