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- Pay Per View in St. CloudPay Per View in St. Cloud
Time: 8:00 am
ARC will be doing Pay Per View tabling at the St. Cloud State Global Social Responsibility Conference on Monday, 10/20 and Tuesday, 10/21. The Pay Per View program is named for the fact that we pay people $1.00 to view a short video about typical practices on animal farms and in slaughterhouses, answer follow-up questions during a debrief conversation with a trained volunteer, and then send people home with information about how changing their eating habits can make a huge difference for animals, the earth, and themselves. ARC Executive Director Dallas Rising will be speaking about Veganism at the conference on 10/20. (Today) at 8:00 am
- Dineout at French MeadowDineout at French Meadow
Time: 6:00 pm
Join us for a dine out at the new French Meadow in St. Paul on Thursday, October 21 at 6:00 pm at 1662 Grand Ave. in St. Paul. RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ (Today) at 6:00 pm
- October 22, 2014
- ARC In Action MeetingARC In Action Meeting
Time: 7:00 pm
ARC In Action meetings are held every Wednesday from 7-8pm at our vegan store and ARC headquarters, Ethique Nouveau, located at 317 W. 48th St. in South Minneapolis (on 48th St. between Lyndale and Nicollet). Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be an ARC member to attend. Come out, meet other people who care about animals as much as you do, and see how you can get involved. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Dallas at email@example.com. at 7:00 pm
- ARC In Action MeetingARC In Action Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
- October 24, 2014
- Food Day at the U of MFood Day at the U of M
Time: 10:00 am
ARC will be doing vegan food sampling at Food Day, an annual event at the University of Minnesota that draws over 1,000 students, faculty and community members toward the common goal of promoting healthy and sustainable food for all. Event is from 10:00 am-2:00pm at Special Purpose Room 5 located on the second floor of the University of Minnesota Recreation and Wellness Center, 123 Harvard St. SE in Minneapolis. at 10:00 am
- Food Day at the U of MFood Day at the U of M Time: 10:00 am
- October 26, 2014
- Book Release PartyBook Release Party
Time: 2:00 pm
Minnesota Atheists is hosting the release of a new book by Kim Socha called Animal Liberation and Atheism, which is coming out October 7. This will be a great opportunity to meet other freethinkers interested in animal liberation while noshing on vegan goodies. Kim will be discussing the book and signing copies, which will be for sale at the event. Already own a copy - bring it along for her to sign. Event is from 2:00-4:00 pm at Larpenteur Estates Party Room, 1280 Larpenteur Ave W in St Paul. at 2:00 pm
- Book Release PartyBook Release Party Time: 2:00 pm
- October 27, 2014
- Pay Per View at North HennepinPay Per View at North Hennepin
Time: 11:00 am
ARC will be doing Pay Per View tabling at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota on Monday, October 27 from 11:00am-4:00pm. The Pay Per View program is named for the fact that we pay people $1.00 to view a short video about typical practices on animal farms and in slaughterhouses, answer follow-up questions during a debrief conversation with a trained volunteer, and then send people home with information about how changing their eating habits can make a huge difference for animals, the earth, and themselves. If you would like to volunteer for future Pay Per View events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at 11:00 am
- Pay Per View at North HennepinPay Per View at North Hennepin Time: 11:00 am
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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.