|Enewsletter • May 6, 2009|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Wow! Huge Opportunity to Help Animals!
The most wonderful J & F, who matched all of Team Vegan’s fundraising last year, have agreed to do the same this year—matching, dollar for dollar, everyone's contribution to Team Vegan—up to $75,000!
This means that your donation to any of the Team Vegan runners will go twice as far for the animals!
Attention, Handbook Readers!
Recipe of the Week
Joe: From the fertile mind and skilled hands of Leslie Patterson, I present bean bowls: simple, delicious, and filling. Boiled beans (pinto, black, chickpeas, lentils) topped with chopped green pepper, green onion, and tomatoes. Other toppings, limited by only your imagination, could be vegan cheese, nutritional yeast flakes, croutons, crumbled tortilla chips, salsa, seasoned rice.
Notes from All Over
Swine Flu Updates
From Dr. Michael Greger:
National Egg-Free Month!
Help counter the industry’s promotion of National Egg Month by promoting COK’s 2nd annual egg-free pledge!
Notes from Our Members
A member of my vegetarian
meetup group is a
high school teacher who offered
me the opportunity to give a presentation.
It was a great day of outreach!
She and her husband got a VO booklet
in 2001 and went vegan.
at Victor Valley College. Twice
I got to practice a line from the
when I told two students that they
could reduce much of their support
of factory farms by not eating fish
or chickens. “Do you think
you could eat fewer chickens?”
I asked. “Yes,” they
both answered. One fellow declined
the leaflet saying, “I don’t
want to hurt the environment,”
to which I told him it was “printed
on recycled paper with soy-based
ink and there are few things that
can help the environment more than
changing your diet.” (My tongue
worked as fast as my brain!) “Oh?
Thanks, I’ll check it out,”
he replied, taking the leaflet.
took time out from
running Youngstown State’s Earth
Day event to leaflet two class changes.
Tonite, we are having a vegan dinner
at one of the dining hall’s restaurants,
and over 200 people have reserved.
Emily Looby and I
leafleted a Hispanic church two weeks
ago. As a result of that, we received
a call from Estella, a Spanish-speaking
woman who told us that this changed
her life and she wanted to help
bring this info into the Hispanic
Highlight of the day
at Hofstra University goes to the
two men working on the lawns --
one of them mentioned that he was
a vegetarian and his wife was a
VO member. The other said, "Sorry,
I eat [animals].” A few minutes
later, I heard the second man shouting
to the vegetarian man (over the
roar of the lawn mowers), “I
really don’t like how they
treat those animals! Look at this—it’s
terrible!” The conversation
went on for quite some time.
At the library festival,
a woman (around 50 years old) doubled
back to tell me she’d gotten one
of the booklets from us before and
it had caused her to go vegetarian.
Right after that, a college-age
girl took a leaflet then remarked
to her friend, “I can’t believe
it! I have one of these on my refrigerator.”
I heard from over 20
vegetarians at the
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
last week. One student, after accepting
a booklet, said to her friend, “This
is the booklet that made Lisa become
At SUNY Fredonia,
one guy initially declined a booklet,
saying, “Don’t worry, I don’t
torture animals.” I said that
while this is undoubtedly the case,
we often pay others to do this for
us and we should know what we are
paying others to do. He took a booklet.