|Enewsletter • July 28, 2006|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
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Shocking Secrets – Revealed!
Vegan Outreach President Jack Norris has significantly redone the VeganHealth.org site to make it more user-friendly. To separate the truth from the hype, please check out VeganHealth.org!
Start a Vegan Meet-Up!
One way to help support vegans in your area is to start a Vegan Meet-Up at MeetUp.com. Many new vegans (and old vegans, too!) go to MeetUp.com to see what is in their area. You can help provide social support for other vegans by starting a Vegan MeetUp if there isn't one already in your area. You might also meet people who want to get involved in activism.(Please note that there is a $19 monthly fee for each MeetUp group; members usually chip in at events to cover this fee.)
Get started here.
You can also look at the Vegan Outreach Contacts page to see if there are people in your area.
Product of the Week
Erika Killen writes: "I'd like to nominate the Trader Joe's 'Meatless Meatballs' and also their 'Roasted Garlic Marinara' for your product of the week. Together with their whole wheat penne pasta and a nice salad you have a lovely, healthy, and scrumptious dinner."
Notes from All Over
Via DawnWatch.com: "When the National Park Service records the official daily maximum temperature, it takes the measurement in the shade. On Monday, it reached 123 degrees Fahrenheit."
"Naturally, given these conditions that morning, a group of 85 runners assembled at the dry lake bed known as Badwater, 280 feet below sea level, the lowest, often hottest point in the Western Hemisphere -- to race in the Badwater Ultramarathon. Organizer Chris Kostman describes it nicely as 'the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet.'"
Notes from Our Members
to whoever is leaving your booklets
in the Dayton Metro libraries --
I picked one up at the library on
Far-Hills Ave. I had no idea --
NO IDEA. We are vegetarian as of
yesterday. I want to tell you what
a great booklet that is -- the pictures
and stories were very hard to look
at/ read, but I am glad to know
the truth. I do not want to be any
part of that industry. I will be
back on your website later for recipes
-- just wanted you to know you have
made a big difference in at least
two people in Dayton (myself and
my daughter, age 12).
You guys are awesome!
I really respect all that you do
and I love the fact that you're
not preachy, offensive, or radical.
You are very down-to-earth and sensible!
I got your Why Vegan pamphlet
a little while ago in the mail and
it has really helped me make the