September was a scorcher in many parts of the US, but Adopt a College activists rose to the challenge with a red-hot month of leafleting! So far this semester they’ve handed booklets to more than 500,000 students at 385 schools.
Cammie Tolleshaug [above] is the vice president of the newly formed Ethical Eating Club at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I was happy to have her help for a couple of class changes. It was unusually hot today at 106°F. We stuck it out and were grateful for the shade from nearby trees. Very receptive students. Many responses of “I like animals!” when offered “Info to help animals.”
—Johanna Andris, 9/27/16
Something You Didn’t Know about St. Louis
VO Campaigns Manager Taylor Radig and Director of Development Lisa Rimmert spent the weekend of September 25 in St. Louis and were up to nothing but good things! Read all about it!
Video: Miyoko’s Kitchen Factory Tour
VO’s Social Media Manager, Michelle Cehn, takes us inside the Miyoko’s Kitchen vegan cheese factory to show us how Miyoko’s cashew-based cheeses are made! Watch the video here.
The Dharma Store’s T-Shirt Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Chris Smith, winner of VO’s September T-shirt giveaway. Click here for the yummy details of next month’s giveaway.
Vegan Shoe Resources
We’ve got the ultimate guide to vegan shoes right here!
Three Twisted Vegans’ Straight Up Food
Washington, DC’s vegan comfort food at its finest—times three! Read more.
Grandma’s Shepherd’s Pie
Your dinner plans tonight: vegan shepherd’s pie.
Cake Batter Blondies
You can have your cake and blondies, too! Get the recipe.
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This [Vegan Mentor Program] helped me make my change to a vegan. I wouldn’t have been able to do it if it wasn’t for my mentor. My mentor was really, really helpful. She responded to every question I had. She was also very quick to answer to my questions! I was aiming for the vegetarian lifestyle but wished to go for a vegan one. Thanks to my mentor, she opened up my eyes and helped me transition directly to a vegan lifestyle!
Thank you so much! This programme was that little help I needed!
—MF, Malta, 9/26/16
It was so wonderful to have two new student volunteers and to have Salim Damerdji return to help us again this year! CJ Cuevas and Harri Ashby have formed the group HEAR (Health, Environment, Animal Rights) at UCSB, so we hope to collaborate with them for more leafleting, food outreach, etc.
And, of course, it was fantastic to have Beate Wolfe and three of her dogs there too! They made the day infinitely more fun. It was interesting to overhear students talk about animal issues and veganism while they were petting the dogs [below]. Then when they would say things such as “Vegan…how would you even survive?” we would jump in with Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating booklets, vegan zucchini bread, piggy magnets, and let them know they can still eat tacos, pizza, burgers, etc. by just substituting with cruelty-free meat, egg, and dairy replacements.
—Barbara Bear, 9/28/16
Vegan: Everyday Stories Movie Screenings
October 7–9 • Bali, Indonesia
October 15 • Los Angeles, CA
October 16 • Indianapolis, IN
October 22–23 • Portland, OR
October 23 • Cocoa Beach, FL
This feature-length documentary about the lives of four everyday vegans will be screening in various cities across the US and in Bali, Indonesia. More info.
World Veg Festival • October 8–9 • San Francisco, CA
Veggie Connection • October 29 • Smyrna, GA
Tampa Bay Veg Fest • November 12 • Tampa, FL
Atlanta Veg Fest • November 12 • Atlanta, GA
Space Coast Veg Fest • November 13 • Cocoa, FL
South Florida VegFest • December 3 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
More upcoming events.
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