|Enewsletter • January 9, 2008|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Help Jon and Joe Reach More Students!
In early February, Jon Camp will embark on a 10-week college leafleting tour that will encompass 19 states. In order to make this tour as economically efficient as possible, he'll be staying with members of Vegan Outreach. He has found housing for just about every region he'll be in, but still needs lodging in or near the following: Starkville, MS; Memphis, TN; Jonesboro, Little Rock, Conway, and Fayetteville, AR.
Evie Shental leaflets at the Bethesda Metro Stop; photo by Jon Camp.
In mid-March, Joe Espinosa will be doing a mini-leafleting tour throughout the eastern regions of ND, SD, and NE. He'll need housing anywhere close to Interstate 29 between Grand Forks, ND and Omaha, NE.
If you'd be willing to house either of these courteous, dedicated individuals for 1-3 nights, this would help them reach thousands more students with the animals' plight. If so, please email tour (at) veganoutreach (dot) org. Thanks so much!
Nutrient of the Week
Based on some recent research regarding the relative potency of Vitamin D2 vs. D3, Vegan Outreach President Jack Norris, RD has revised the Vitamin D and bones section of Staying Healthy on Plant-Based Diets.
Product of the Week
Do you love to cook, explore new recipes, and try unusual ingredients? From the familiar to the exotic, Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook is, indeed, the ultimate vegan cookbook! Via DawnWatch, you can hear a great NPR interview with the authors here.
Notes from All Over
Vegan Outreach doesn't tie the veg message to celebrities, in part because of the changeability of celebrities' diets. But for those who are swayed by the habits of famous people, ABC has compiled this list.
Notes from Our Members
is among the most effective because
you celebrate whatever large or
small steps people take towards
compassionate lifestyles; because
you focus your energies on a few
proven strategies and thus focus
your light like a laser; and because
you bring the message to those who
are most likely to hear it: open-minded
young people on college campuses.
We are also inspired and informed
by your essays written for activists.
We appreciate your grounded, rational,
ethically robust essays. We believe
that it's time for compassion and
respect for other animals to become
mainstream sentiments in American
society. Thank you for all your
work to make
While leafleting high
schools right before
break, we met a number of vegetarians,
vegans, and a vegan wannabe. Met
a student who used to be vegan,
but stopped due to family pressures.
We gave her a GCFE
and we discussed going vegan
again. She plans to do so. Overheard
a discussion in which two students
went through the Why Vegan
page by page. A friend joined them
and immediately was handed a WV
so that he could enter the discussion.
Leafleting in Center
City, Philadelphia yesterday
went well; a number of people expressed
real interest in going vegetarian.
We also got some anecdotal evidence
about the prior week's leafleting:
one of our members was at their
dentist's office a few days ago,
and the dentist talked about how
she got one of our leaflets the
prior week and realized she needed
to go veg.