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- May 21, 2013
- Vegan Grocery Shopping TourVegan Grocery Shopping Tour
Time: 6:30 pm
Are you newly vegan, know someone who is, or looking to expand your plant-based diet? Join Melissa Maaske, mentor through Vegan University, as she guides you on a tour of Whole Foods Market, 7401 France Avenue S in Edina. You will learn simple tips for reading labels, discover products you overlooked in the past, and have your questions on veganism answered. With help from Melissa, you can make health-conscious choices about what you eat. While it is not required, we do appreciate donations of a couple of dollars to help defray the cost of Meetup fees. More details and RSVP through Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ at 6:30 pm
- Vegan Grocery Shopping TourVegan Grocery Shopping Tour Time: 6:30 pm
- May 22, 2013
- ARC Volunteer MeetingARC Volunteer Meeting
Time: 7:00 pm
ARC Volunteer meetings are held every Wednesday from 7-8pm at our office 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. Please join to find out more about volunteer opportunities and ways you can get involved to help animals. at 7:00 pm
- ARC Volunteer MeetingARC Volunteer Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
- May 23, 2013
- May 25, 2013
- Annual Vegan Waffle PartyAnnual Vegan Waffle Party
Time: 10:00 am
Join us at our Fourth Annual Vegan Waffle Party - yes, that time of year when the waffles are piping hot and the toppings seemingly endless. This delicious waffle brunch goes from 10am until 11:30am at the Fuller Park building located at 4800 Grand Ave. S (the corner of 48th St. W and Grand Ave. S). All you need to do is bring one tasty topping to share. Soy vanilla ice cream anyone. Peanut butter and banana. What about some bee-free honey with cinnamon. Whatever you bring should be 100 percent vegan, and all ingredients listed on the packaging or on a note card. Bring your own reusable plate and utensils. The event is free and Fuller Park has a playground and a field perfect for tossing a frisbee. And you are only a stones throw from Ethique Nouveau, the only 100% vegan store in Minnesota, at 317 W 48th St. So after a delicious waffle brunch, stop by Ethique Nouveau where we will be sampling the newest vegan ice cream option, LUV NICE CREAM starting at 11:00am. AND…pints of LUV Nice Cream will be for available for purchase with a percentage of sales donated to the Animal Rights Coalition. RSVP at Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/ at 10:00 am
- Annual Vegan Waffle PartyAnnual Vegan Waffle Party Time: 10:00 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.