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Celebrating 10 Years Supporting the Vegan Movement

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VegFund is celebrating! If we lit a candle on our (vegan) birthday cake for every outreach event that we’ve funded, we’d be blowing out nearly 5,000 candles! So take a big breath! It’s 2019, and VegFund is commemorating its 10th year of supporting vegan outreach. Launched from a single act of compassion in 2008, VegFund and our global activist network has grown to include more than 2,000 activists in 50 countries around the world. Now, if we lit a candle on that birthday cake to...

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Vegan Ice Cream Social

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  This Vegan Ice Cream Social will be held in Clarence, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. The event features soft-serve ice cream and a mini craft fair from local artisans, as well as a craft table to kids. Proceeds benefit Penelope’s Place, the Sanctuary. Admission is free, but we ask you to RSVP.

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Vegfest Houston 2018

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  The 6th Annual VegFest Houston is an exciting Vegan Expo! Our vegan festival features include: superb vegan restaurants, exciting vegan and abolitionist animal rights organizations, “Kids Zone” Makerspace with crafts, vegan food demos, our popular “Ask a Vegan” booth and panels, free product samples, yoga and meditation, like-minded community booths and green businesses, and raffle prize giveaways. Join us at the Stafford Centre Convention Hall on Saturday, July 21, 2108! The event is free to attend.

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Be plant strong

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February has been a busy month in the world of sports with the U.S. Super Bowl LII kicking things off to an energetic start, followed closely by the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. With these events on the radar and the word  “vegan” being paired with “athlete” more than ever before, we thought we’d take a look at the role plant-based living is playing in the world of sports and fitness and, in particular,  competitive sports. You’ll find vegan athletes (www.greatveganathletes.com), from amateur to elite, in...

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2017 – Year of the vegan

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We’ve seen so much progress in the vegan world over the past twelve months that it’s safe to say that 2017 was the year that veganism went mainstream. And that makes 2018 an exciting year to advocate for veganism! A quick look at Google Trends shows a marked growth of interest in veganism over the past two years. Plant Based News recently reported on a study by market analyst, GlobalData Retail supporting this trend. Molly Johnson-Jones, senior analyst noted, “I don’t think it’s a fad....

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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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