|Enewsletter • September 22, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Over 7,000,000 in combined school and venue leafleting since we started collecting reports in fall 2003!
Video of the Week
Jon Camp: Getting Results! Advocacy talk at Harvard.
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Product of the Week
Lauren: “Rescue Chocolate – ‘the sweetest way to save a life.’”
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
days back on campuses (Solano
Community College, Diablo Valley College, Canada
College) have been great – lots more interest
and vegetarians than in the past! Many people
have mentioned getting a booklet previously,
and still having it!
and I were joined by Monica, Kasey,
and Kassidy Ball, along with Doris Muller at
Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal,
where we reached over 2,500 students with our
message of compassion. We heard from lots of
vegetarians and vegans; many told us they had
gotten a booklet in past semesters.
the convocation picnic at Winthrop
University went really well – we handed out
366 Compassionate Choices and 20 Guides.
We reached former vegetarians and plenty of
people who said, “I just really like meat.”
Even the latter were willing to take a book
once we explained that just cutting back is
enough to make a difference.
over 2,000 students at Cerritos
College over the course of a most excellent
day. Met a number of vegetarians and a professor
who is going to bring me in to speak.
Neill and I reached nearly 2,000 students
at the University of Nevada, Reno. It was like
opening day at the ballpark and we hit a grand
slam! Amazing how many students told me they
stopped eating meat from the leaflets we handed
out last winter during the windy blizzard!
response at the University of
North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where Loren, Rob,
Eleni and I reached over 2,100 new people. A
number of people thanked us for being there.
One girl said she received an Even If You
Like Meat booklet two years ago, went home
and cried that night, and has been vegan ever
a handful of (the now out-of-print)
Spanish Why Vegan?s and gave them to
my coworkers (all of whom speak Spanish as
their first language). I got great feedback
(although a bit limited with the language barrier)
and some opted not to eat meat on their breaks.
My supervisor was pretty touched, so I challenged
her to go vegetarian for 30 days – and she
and I reached 227 folks at South
Mountain Community College in just one class
change. A professor said they cover the
topic in class; after asking what groups were
best to donate to, she said she’d be sending
in a donation
Jill, Maxine, and Virginia joined
me for a fantastic night of outreach at Harold
Washington College. We heard from several students
who were interested, including one young man
who stopped to show me the vegetarian sandwich
he was having for dinner and tell me that he
is moving towards a veg diet. Lots of vegetarians
and people moving to a vegetarian diet. Saw
many people standing still, engrossed in their