|Enewsletter • April 5, 2006|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Thank you so much to everyone who has offered to house me for my upcoming tour from Maryland to Illinois. Due to your generosity, everything is now lined up on that end.
At right, Aashish Bhimani leaflets
at George Mason U; photo by Jon
Texas-based activist Eugene Khutoryansky recently handed out his 100,000th Vegan Outreach booklet. Over the years, he's spent countless hours on college campuses, at malls, and outside of concerts reaching out to new people.
Second & Final Notice for Arizona
Another reason to beware of April 15! Matt Ball, Vegan Outreach co-founder will be speaking on Saturday, April 15 at the Arizona State University's Memorial Union (MU on this map, section F-4), Navajo room (#219, second floor), from 2:00-4:30.
Those unable to make it are invited to read this interview with Earthsave Portland from several years ago, and A Meaningful Life, which grew out of a previous talk.
Vegan Outreach on MySpace
Attention MySpace users -- check out Vegan Outreach's profile and link to us!
Product of the Week
Kandiss Powell: "I am just writing to let you know about a company that is really doing right by veganism. It is hands-down the best vegan ice cream in the world, and it's an all vegan-run company that uses local ingredients and is eco-friendly. They are called Chicago Soydairy and the ice cream is called Temptation. You can read about their philosophy and company here: welovesoy.com."
Notes from All Over
excerpt: "'Contrary to current popular views that a diet low in carbohydrates and high in protein keeps weight down, we found that the lowest weight gain came in people with high intake of carbohydrates and low intake of protein,' said Professor Tim Key."
Erik's Diner Closes
Vegan.com will continue on, though.
Notes from Our Members
[Your] leaflets are
wonderful! I just
got off the phone with a woman who
called to tell me how they have
changed her thinking...in one day.
She received the Even If You
Like Meat and Why Vegan?
leaflets from me. She took
them home and laid them on the table,
trying not to look. Well, she ended
up reading them and was a little
mortified. She said "I ripped
the leg off the half a chicken,
took a bite, and saw the leaflets
you gave me. I couldn't put the
food down fast enough and I still
have that awful taste in my mouth."
She also shared the information
with her daughter who is requesting
more information about a vegan lifestyle.
I just wanted to tell
you how great your
pamphlets are. Every time someone
asks me why I'm vegan I just pull
out the Why Vegan? pamphlet
and then they want to go and throw
At right, Roger McDowell of VegTampaBay leaflets at the University of South Florida; photo by Michelle LaFleur.
I just wanted to let
you know that your
to Cruelty-Free Eating
was a huge success at Meatout this
year. At the end of the day they
were almost gone. I think the crowd
really liked the nutrition info
and recipes. I really love all your
booklets and think they are extremely
effective! Keep up the good work!
Today, I handed out
at University of South Florida in
2 hours. I've never handed out that
many in that short a period of time.
One guy stopped me and said he had
been thinking about going vegetarian
and this was exactly what he needed.
That felt good.
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