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- May 27, 2015
- Cuddle Coats PrepCuddle Coats Prep
Time: 6:00 pm
We are receiving lots of fur donations for our Cuddle Coats program and want to ship them to our wildlife rehab partners as soon as possible. Meet at the ARC office (co-located with Ethique Nouveau) at 317 W 48th St. in Minneapolis at 6:00 pm to help prep fur coats and accessories for shipment. Wear clothes that can get a little fuzzy. This is a great, low key way to volunteer and meet some of the other people in the group while helping to save animal lives. at 6:00 pm
- Cuddle Coats PrepCuddle Coats Prep Time: 6:00 pm
- May 28, 2015
- Vegan Meal Planning WorkshopVegan Meal Planning Workshop
Time: 6:30 pm
Have you ever been confused about what vegan recipes to make or wanted to learn new tricks for storing your produce? If so, join Melissa Maaske, mentor through Vegan University, and Chelsea Hassler, ARC Outreach Director, for this in-depth vegan meal planning presentation from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the St. Louis Park Library Meeting Room, 3240 Library Lane in St. Louis Park. Melissa will give you tips on grocery shopping, discuss smoothies versus juicing, and give you a seven-day meal guide. We will also discuss looking at vegan nutrition from a holistic perspective and come up with a comprehensive list of salads and sandwiches for on-the-go people. With help from Melissa and Chelsea, you can make empowered choices about what you eat. More details and RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ at 6:30 pm
- Vegan Meal Planning WorkshopVegan Meal Planning Workshop Time: 6:30 pm
- May 29, 2015
- May 31, 2015
- Book GroupBook Group
Time: 5:00 pm
Book discussion about the book Animal Liberation and Atheism by Kim Socha. Local author and animal rights activist Kim Socha writes a compelling argument for animal ethics outside conventional religions. She describes how standard religions today are antithetical to the animal liberation movement. Location TBD. RSVP at Minnesota Animal Rights Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Minnesota-Animal-Rights-Meetup/ at 5:00 pm
- Book GroupBook Group Time: 5:00 pm
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The Animal Rights Coalition operates Ethique Nouveau; a vegan boutique, where all purchases help fund our animal advocacy programs, at 317 W. 48th St. in Minneapolis. The ARC office is located at the same address.
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Go Green Go Veg!
A great group of ARC volunteers marched in the May Day Parade. Our theme, echoed in the green flags carried by marchers, was “go green, go veg.” Thanks to all the volunteers who staffed our booth at the festival in Powderhorn Park, marched in the parade, and made the day so successful!
These days it seems you can’t turn on a television or open a newspaper without seeing a story about the importance of going green. While there are many things you can do to go green, one vitally important action, adopting a plant-based diet, has been ignored by the media and promoters of events such as the Living Green Expo.
According to a 2006 United Nations report “Livestock’s Long Shadow,” which received little to no media attention, livestock generate more greenhouse gases than automobiles. Here’s some other facts about the devastating effects of livestock production:
- 70% of agricultural land, and a total of 30% of the land on this planet, is used for raising livestock.
- The livestock industry is responsible for 18% of all global-warming gases, 9%of carbon dioxide emissions, 37% of methane emissions, and 65% of nitrous oxide emissions; methane and nitrous oxide have 23 to 296 times the warming power of carbon dioxide.
- Animal agriculture accounts for most of the water consumed in this country, emits two-thirds of the world’s acid-rain causing ammonia, and is the world’s largest source of water pollution.
- The American meat industry produces more than 1.4 billion tons of waste. That’s equal to five tons for every U.S. citizen.
Lately, there has been much promotion of “sustainable animal agriculture.” The problem with this, however, is that it is not a solution – a cow with access to fresh air and pasture is still a cow who needs plenty of water and food. And that free-range cow still emits methane! The resources consumed by just one person eating the typical American meat-based diet could feed 20 people a healthier plant-based diet. In other words, adopting a plant-based diet is one of the single most important changes a person can make to go green.