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- BBQ with All ABout FamilyBBQ with All ABout Family
Time: 3:00 pm
ARC has a team participating in a BBQ cook-off put on by All About Family, an organization that works to strengthen family bonds between parents and children, and between families and communities. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with people who may not typically have access to vegan food or information. Location is Van Cleve Park, 901 15th Ave SE in Minneapolis from 3:00-6:00pm. on Saturday, August 30. (Today) at 3:00 pm
- September 3, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. at 7:00 pm
- ARC In Action MeetingARC In Action Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
- September 4, 2014
- September 5, 2014
- AETA DiscussionAETA Discussion
Time: 7:00 pm
ARC is the sponsor of this local event for the National Weekend of Action Against the AETA on Friday, September 5 at Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave. S in Minneapolis from 7-8:30pm. The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) makes it illegal for an individual or group to prevent a business or corporation from making a profit from the use of animals. Yet the law is so broadly defined that any successful campaign against an animal industry could lead to charges of terrorism. Authors from the new book The Terrorization of Dissent will discuss the AETA from personal and theoretical perspectives, while also offering ideas as to how we can challenge one of the most unconstitutional laws in U.S. history. Speakers include Sarahjane Blum, Carol Glasser, Anthony Nocella II, David Pellow, and Aaron Zellhoefer. at 7:00 pm
- AETA DiscussionAETA Discussion Time: 7:00 pm
- September 6, 2014
- Protest Exotic Animal RidesProtest Exotic Animal Rides
Time: 10:00 am
Please join us at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival from 10:00am to noon. We will be holding signs, passing out fliers, and educating attendees about why elephant and camel rides are no fun for the animals. The protest location is 3525 145th St W Hwy 169, which is the entrance to the Renaissance Festival grounds in Shakopee. Call ARC at 612 822-6161 if you are interested in carpooling. at 10:00 am
- Linden Hills WoofstockLinden Hills Woofstock
Time: 10:00 am
Visit the ARC booth at the annual Linden Hills Woofstock dog festival on Saturday, September 6 from 10am to 3 pm. We are in booth number 4. The Linden Hills neighborhood center is at 43rd and Upton Ave. S in Minneapolis. at 10:00 am
- Protest Exotic Animal RidesProtest Exotic Animal Rides 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.