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Do one more thing in 2019

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Besides the actions you take every day — your food choices, the clothing you wear, the care and respect you show your animal friends, your everyday activism — make a New Year’s resolution to take one action more for the animals and the planet in 2019. Large or small. I’m new to this — how do I get started? If you’re new to activism — or maybe you’ve volunteered but never organized an event — get your toes wet with a simple food-sampling event. Most...

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Milestone moments from 2018

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We’ve come a long way over the past twelve months, and with a new year upon us, thoughts turn to what lies ahead. In 2018, VegFund has supported nearly 1,000 vegan outreach activities spanning more than 45 countries. These activities ranged from film screenings and video outreach to food samplings, medical conferences, research projects, vegan challenges, online veg pledges, and more. Together, let’s surpass this mark in the new year! Of the many fantastic grantee events that took place in 2018, here are just a...

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Malta International Food Festival

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Vegan Malta is hosting a vegan food sampling at the Malta International Food Festival in Malta’s unique fortified medieval city, Mdina. The Malta International Food Festival features three days gastronomic alfresco eating and drinking, as well as family fun entertainment. During this festival patrons can indulge in freshly-prepared food. Desserts and surprises, together with live cooking shows and spectacles are the order of the day. Designated food areas are carefully decorated to give the visitors the opportunity to virtually transport themselves to the countries and...

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Vegan Food Sampling at Out! Raleigh

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Piedmont Farm Animal Sanctuary will be sampling vegan food at Out! Raleigh, a family-friendly festival located in the heart of downtown Raleigh on Fayetteville St., which is closed off to traffic during the festival. An estimated 25,000 people will attend the festival in 2018.

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Activist spotlight

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Lowcountry Vegan Community Outreach held a Food Sampling stall at their local Earth Day festival in April, reaching 50 environmentally-concerned people with lots of wonderful vegan food and educational literature! Activists served Daiya and Field Roast products as well as choc chip cookies, and they distributed Compassion Over Killing’s ‘Eating Sustainably’ and Vegan Outreach’s ‘Compassionate Choices’ literature. VegFund spoke with group founder, Lauren to find out more… VegFund: What inspired you to get involved in vegan outreach? Lowcountry Vegan Community Outreach: Going vegan itself inspired...

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Campus outreach in California

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Every first day of spring, thousands of vegan activists take part in Meatout, and VegFund is thrilled to be a source of funding for some of these activists through our Food Sampling program. These events vary widely in size and layout, but what they all have in common is vegans banding together to show others how wonderful vegan food can be and to encourage them to move toward a more compassionate diet. One of the best recaps we have gotten so far from Meatout 2015 that just passed was from Vikings...

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Starting a campus animal rights group

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By Leslie Brefeld, 2014 Winter Intern College campuses are an ideal place to start an animal rights group. Not only are the students open to new ideas, but it gives those involved a great way to creatively express their passions. AR groups allow you to meet with other like-minded people, to get experience as an activist, to inform, and maybe even inspire, many others. Even though the number and diversity of animal rights groups is growing, there are still many schools and colleges that don’t...

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Selecting effective outreach materials

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By: Sally Thompson, VegFund Volunteer When deciding which literature to use at an outreach event, there are a number of factors to consider. First, there’s the obvious: make sure you select brochures that are relevant to the event. For example, if you’re tabling at an eco-fair, you’ll want to have literature that highlights the connections between veganism and the planet. VegFund’s recommended literature page is a great place to start, as it provides literature suggestions that are broken down by category (e.g., animal rights, health, environment,...

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