|Enewsletter • April 7, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Adopt a College Closes in on 50 States!
Adopt a College activists have been quick to take advantage of the improving weather, presenting the animals’ case to thousands and thousands of newly thawed students across the country.
Already this semester, 315,344 students – 38,737 in the last week alone! – have been directly handed detailed, documented information about how they can be a part of the new, thoughtful, compassionate world.
Schools have been hit in 47 U.S. states already this term. Only Alaska, Wyoming, and Utah remain for us to reach all 50 – please contact us if you can leaflet a school in one of these states.
Also, please contact us if you have booklets (> 50) that you won't be able to use this semester. We'll see to it that they are sent to another activist.
PS – Please look for the Enewsletter every Wednesday; if you don’t receive it, please check to see if your ISP filtered it and mark it as legitimate mail. We appreciate it!
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” Blog
Product News of the Week
Jon: “I’m seeing Gardein in more and more mainstream grocery stores. Also, Darina and I had Amy’s mac and cheese with Daiya cheese. It is the closest to mac and cheese that has ever come out. And I’m starting to see a lot more Field Roast options in stores.”
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
Activist’s Handbook. Because
of your book, I am going to promote “transition”
foods, the “vegetarian meats and cheeses.”
Your book helped me to remember that it wasn’t
easy switching from SAD to veg, and I used all
sorts of mock meats and cheeses and ice cream
to transition to a whole plant foods diet. I
learned much more than this from your book,
especially the part about how to have conversations
about this issue, rather than always sharing
what I know. Oh my, your book really helps me
to help animals.
of the day at Santa Barbara City
College was when a gal came back to me and told
me that after we had chatted, she had read the
brochure three times and was seriously considering
changing. I had already given her a Guide
and two of her friends wanted Guides
work is irreplaceable for someone
who wishes to live a meaningful life but also
wants to be healthy and be successful in getting
others to understand their own own ability to
affect the world. I have a little extra money
and, in the spirit of “every little bit
counts,” would like to donate
to further your work. I hope as time goes
on, I can donate more. Most importantly, I hope
as time goes on, we can reduce suffering further.
400 students at McMaster University
(Hamilton, ON) in only an hour. Reception was
great – I’d say around 4/5 students
took the literature. Reception is much better
than even a few years ago at this location.
People don’t seem to run when you say
“factory farming” or “vegetarian.”
Instead, they want to know.
of leafleting the Taylor Swift
concert was a young teenage girl who told us
she had gone vegetarian two days prior and she
wanted a booklet, plus more for her friends.
Another woman lifted her pant leg up to reveal
a giant tattoo of the vegan sunflower symbol!
interactions at Washington University.
One student declined a booklet, saying that
he got one from me before and now he is on board;
he gladly accepted a Guide. Another
student had received a booklet from me in the
past and said she thought it is wrong to treat
animals this way. She said that she was now
buying much less meat; I gave her a Guide
to help her with a plant-based diet.
University, a professor asked
for some extra leaflets for his class, and students
stopped to talk with me and Cassandra (Callaghan).
One student from a small family farm in Michigan
said how much he and his family hate factory
farms, etc. So although he was not vegan, he
thanked me many times for spreading the word
about factory farms.
eight vegans and more vegetarians
today at Arkansas State; last time, I only met
one vegetarian. Two people said they went veg
from getting a leaflet last year! Had talks
with dozens of people, saw many reading and
walking with pamphlets open. So happy there
were some progressive elements on campus this
time. We’re making progress one day, one
leaflet, one conversation, once convert at a
time. I LOVE IT.
Activist’s Handbook –
can’t put it down. It goes where I go.
I think I found my Dharma. I guess when the
student is ready the teacher will appear. Not
sure what took so long.