|Enewsletter • July 11, 2007|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Still Too Legit to Quit!
Without schools in session, June and July used to be relatively slow months for Vegan Outreach. Not anymore!
With leafleters out every day at the Warped Tour and other concerts, walkathons, summer festivals, and other venues, Vegan Outreach booklets are being directly handed to thousands of new people every day.
At right, Maria leaflets at Washington DC's Live Earth event; photo by Jon Camp. See also this video by Andre Inglis of activists showing Meet Your Meat and handing out Vegan Outreach booklets in Toronto.
So far this summer, more than 100,000 booklets have been handed out at 116 non-school events across North America. Thanks so much to everyone who has made this possible!
Product of the Week
Several people wrote in to nominate Parma Zaan, by Vegetarian Express -- "just delicious on bread for a yummy cheese bread, or on steamed veggies, or pasta and marinara sauce." See also these recommendations for toppings.
Jenna Calabrese: My friend Drew and some of the other fantastic vegans have begun a do-it-yourself wallet-making project called SoyWallets. They are hand-crafting wallets out of empty Silk cartons and donating to Vegan Outreach. They also have instructions to help you make your own.
Notes from All Over
From PsyBlog: "Familiarity
doesn't breed contempt at all, it
breeds attraction. Making your voice
heard is the only way to let others
know what you think. Otherwise they
will think you agree with the loudest
Via DawnWatch.com, from Self magazine: "Of course, I can continue to live a conflicted life, and no one will judge me but me. But though I crave resolution, so far, I am unable (or unwilling) to make the sacrifice. What does this say about me? Am I incapable of exercising empathy when it's inconvenient? Which leaves me to contemplate a particular irony: It is not other people but animals who are forcing me to consider the depth and breadth of my humanity. Every time I pick up a menu." Read more and participate in the forums.
Feedback from Our Members
my friend Ben Doress,
who is in the process of going vegan:
At right, Greg Oschwald leaflets at the Metro stop in Wheaton, MD; photo by Jon Camp.
At the Warped Tour
event yesterday in
Vancouver, BC, Nick and I handed
out 3,000 Vegan Outreach leaflets.
Just as we were packing up our luggage
carts to go back to the car at the
end of the day, I heard one girl
say to her friend, "I want
to go vegetarian. Hey -- let's go
Leafleting at the "Last
in Portland today, I had a lot of
great encounters, including a young
couple who said that they had an
Even If booklet on their
fridge and all of their friends
read it when they visit.