|Enewsletter • June 22, 2011|
There are a thousand
hacking at the branches of evil
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Matching Opportunity Expanded!
Hundreds of generous donors have now contributed $66,000+ to the Team Vegan matching campaign.
And now several other donors – dedicated to striking at the root – have stepped forward to expand the matching pool to $90,000!
But we’ll need your help to put all this money to work for the animals.
Your donation will go twice as far!
So please, click on over to Team Vegan, and reach more people!
Your contribution is secure, tax-deductible, and will be doubled, dollar for dollar!
Thanks so much!
Team Vegan Athletes
This week, we’d like to highlight those Team Vegan members who haven’t been profiled elsewhere and, in addition to raising funds to print and distribute more booklets, are pursuing feats of muscle as part of their Team Vegan campaign:
You can support their work by making a tax-deductible contribution to any of these members (or the people in the feedback section below, or via the Team Vegan general donations page).
And as mentioned above, now until June 30, your donation will be doubled, dollar for dollar!
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Product of the Week
Team Vegan member Lana Smithson: “One product I use a lot is Seitenbacher vegetable broth and seasoning (which I get from Whole Foods or smaller natural food stores). I use the powder to season a variety of foods including vegetables, pasta, potatoes, legumes, and tofu.”
Notes from Our Members
Vegan member Yvonne,
Armaiti, Doug, Kim, Marc, and I (right) were
all dressed up and ready to leaflet the audience
at Ellen D’s show, but when it was canceled,
we just moved to the streets, leafleting walkers
and vehicles at red lights (below). So many
honks and aerial high fives!
great day with Brian and fellow
Team Vegan member Scout.
We reached nearly 2,000 students at Clayton
State and Kennesaw State! I saw Brian engaged
in a number of productive conversations; he
is the type of dude that others feel comfortable
talking with. And Scout was her super-effusive,
sweet self, with almost everyone taking a booklet
due to her immensely warm personality.
the first day of our leafleting
vacation, we reached 1,325 students at the University
of Akron. Very good reception. The highlight
of the day came in the last hour when a student
stopped to state that getting the booklet from
us last year had inspired her to become vegan.
Both she and her friend got a Guide.
Such great kids at Rio
Americano High School! I met two girls who are
veg and really want to go vegan, so I gave them Guides and some tips on making the
transition (and of course recommended Daiya to ease the cheese relationship into a more
compassionate one). A great school, hardly any
leaflets ended up on the ground, and plenty
of receptive kids were reached.
from the Ethics of Food Production class
at the University of South Florida joined me
today (right, and below). In addition to getting
VO booklets to their fellow students, they were
promoting Meatless Mondays and handing out a
brochure from Dining Services about veg options
on campus. Their vegan professor totally rocks!
and sweet at Howard University;
met a number of vegetarians in my short time
there. One student stopped in her tracks after
flipping through the booklet, and came back
to me asking, “Is this what they do to
animals before they die?” I said, yeah,
these are their living conditions. She then
said, “I kind of knew they were treated
bad, but I had no idea it was to this extent.
I’ve never seen pictures before.” She said
she would order a Guide.
Very high acceptance
rate at Berkeley City College.
At UC Berkeley…not so much, so Lori and
I stepped it up. We started singling people
out saying, “You’re a compassionate
person. You’ve got a big heart, I can
tell!” or, “You love animals, you
totally do, I can tell. I know you’ve
got a big heart.” This really got a lot
of people to smile, and I would then comment,
saying, “See, you’re smiling, I
knew it!” and if they took one, I would
then say, “I knew it, you do care!”
reaffirming their awesomeness one more time.
So many people opened up, saying they were already
veg, loved animals, would check out the info,
(my host and leafleting superstar)
and I reached over 3,000 students today at Suffolk
County Community College and Stony Brook University.
Over 3,000! Great responses on both campuses,
a ton of conversations with countless interested
individuals as well as vegans and vegetarians.
An amazing day!
Lots of veggies all day long at
the University of Nebraska, and lots of people
interested in more info. I almost ran out of
Guides. I don’t think my smile could
have gotten any bigger. One guy said, “I
just recently switched to almond milk. That
stuff is delicious. I don’t think I’ll ever
drink regular milk again.”