Thursday, July 24, 2014

Masculinity Means Protecting the Planet


July 21st NPR story: For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

Excerpts:

"Katcher thinks in an era of climate change and environmental destruction, masculinity should be reframed as protecting the planet, not dominating it."

"There's nothing more cowardly to me than taking advantage of something that's defenseless."


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Why Kassy Became a Vegan Outreach Activist


Kate, Kassy, Sarah, and Lesley at Towson University
OneGreenPlanet has posted an inspiring article by Kassy Ortega, Vegan Outreach's Delmarva Outreach Coordinator, Why I Became a Vegan Outreach Activist.

Excerpt:

"I am grateful that I can regularly speak one-on-one with the individuals about the plight of farmed animals. I frequently see the direct results of our work as well. Whether it’s running into a vegetarian who cites our literature as their foray into veg eating, overhearing “I’m never eating meat again!” several times each day, or seeing text message requests for our “Guide To Cruelty Free Eating” pour in, I’m constantly reminded that I’m making a difference, and the results keep me motivated to expand my impact for animals even more."

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Healthy Chocolate Milkshake!


You don't often see the words "healthy" and "milkshake" used in the same sentence. However, as Dr. Michael Greger shows us in his video, Healthy Chocolate Milkshakes, it is possible – and delicious!

It only requires four ingredients and you can transform it from a milkshake to hot cocoa and chocolate pudding, all with health benefits!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Vegetarians Halve Carbon Emissions from Food


A recent study shows that if you stop eating meat, you can reduce your food-related carbon footprint by more than fifty percent.

In a study of the real diets of 50,000 people, Peter Scarborough, professor at the University of Oxford, found that, "In general there is a clear and strong trend with reduced greenhouse gas emissions in diets that contain less meat."

Although food was not the biggest source of emissions, it was where people could make the biggest and most cost-effective savings, by wasting less food and eating less meat. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tofurky Talking


Talking Tofurky has posted their interview with Jon Camp, Vegan Outreach's Executive Vice President: The Power of One: Talking Tofurky with 1,000,000 booklet man, Jon Camp.

Excerpt:

When I first started leafleting, a lot of individuals didn’t know what the word “vegan” meant. Now, pretty much everyone has a friend, family member, or significant other who is vegan. I also get a lot less resistance to my work. It’s really exciting to see societal change taking place over just a decade. The times are definitely a changin.’

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Thank You!


Thank you to all of the generous donors and dedicated Team members who made Team Vegan 2014 such a success!

Together we raised $118,702, which will be doubled to $237,404 for spreading vegan living and compassion for animals!

These funds will ensure we continue to reach thousands more students each day this fall semester and into the future.

Thank you so much for your dedication to ending the exploitation of farmed animals.

Will, Maya, and Tyler
Team Vegan members Will, Maya, and Tyler.