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- Vegan Donuts At Glam DollVegan Donuts At Glam Doll
Time: 10:00 am
Join the meetup at Glam Doll, 2605 Nicollet Ave. in Minneapolis. Glam Doll has a selection of vegan donuts available (and yummy coffee drinks), so take a few home for the family, too. This dine-out is very casual, so feel free to come in your pajamas and be lazy. RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ (Today) at 10:00 am
- North Vegans LaunchNorth Vegans Launch
Time: 11:00 am
North Vegans is a new ARC program based in North Minneapolis and nearby metro areas which is focused on food justice, ending food deserts, and making veganism accessible to all. We are launching this program at at the Open Streets Lowry Festival from 11am-6pm where we will be giving out free vegan handouts, recipes, and goodies for the whole family, including stickers and comic books. Tabling area is at the NE corner of Penn Ave. N and Lowry Ave. N in Minneapolis. You can finnd North Vegans on Facebook also. (Today) at 11:00 am
- September 21, 2014
- Wiggle Butt 5KWiggle Butt 5K
Time: 8:00 am
ARC will be talking with dog lovers about our Minnesotans Exposing Petland campaign, asking people to sign our petition, and raising awareness about the cruelties inherent in the pet trade industry. Event is from 8am-3pm on Harriet Island in St. Paul. at 8:00 am
- Wiggle Butt 5KWiggle Butt 5K Time: 8:00 am
- September 24, 2014
- 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 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. at 7:00 pm
- Cuddle Coats PrepCuddle Coats Prep Time: 6:00 pm
- September 27, 2014
- Brunch Meetup - Vegans Over 50Brunch Meetup - Vegans Over 50
Time: 11:00 am
Are you a vegan over 50. Consider hanging out with other older vegans for a lovely meal at Pizza Luce, 800 W 66th Street in Richfield. Pizza Luce has a nice variety of vegan options on their menu. We look forward to meeting you. More details and RSVP at Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ at 11:00 am
- VegKins Tour of CRRVegKins Tour of CRR
Time: 12:00 pm
The ARC VegKins group for parents raising vegan children will tour Chicken Run Rescue in Minneapolis on Saturday, September 27 with the first tour from noon to 1:00 pm and the second tour from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. This will be a great opportunity for kids to spend quality time with the residents of Chicken Run Rescue. RSVP on the VegKins Facebook page and note how many adults+kids would like to come to the tour. Shelly Bell, VegKins Parent Coordinator, will email you back with more details. at 12:00 pm
- Petland Protest in St. PaulPetland Protest in St. Paul
Time: 1:00 pm
If you have to be picky about which protests you attend, pick this one from 1:00-3:30 pm at the Petland store at 2123 Old Hudson Road in St. Paul on Saturday, September 27. Help send a message loud and clear that we are not going away until Petland stops selling animals from commercial breeders. Even if you can only come for part of the protest, please try to make it. The animals need you to help educate the public on their behalf. Invite your friends. Help us spread the word. Remember that we do not park or trespass in the Petland parking lot. Parking is available in the St. Paul Youth Services lot to the north of the strip mall. at 1:00 pm
- Vikings Stadium DemonstrationVikings Stadium Demonstration
Time: 1:00 pm
Urge the Vikings football team to use bird-safe glass in the construction of their new stadium. Birds do not perceive transparent glass as a solid object and attempt to fly to reflected habitat or through the invisible surface, often being killed in these collisions. In response to concerns for the welfare of our birds, the people with the power to make this change have said they will turn off lights when possible but that is not sufficient to protect the birds. Join this event organized by the Minnesota Chapter of the Audubon Society and endorsed by ARC. Meet at the Downtown East Light Rail Station & Platform, 429 Park Ave. South in Minneapolis. Signs will be provided. at 1:00 pm
- Brunch Meetup - Vegans Over 50Brunch Meetup - Vegans Over 50 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.