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What to Do...for World GO VEGAN Week
October 25-31

The purpose of IDA's World GO VEGAN Week is to educate the public about the benefits of a plant-based diet and promote the availability and selection of meat and dairy alternatives in mainstream grocery stores, restaurants and catering. Below are some ideas for how you can get involved.

  • Plan an event or activity to celebrate veganism, such as a potluck dinner, restaurant outing or colorful "lifestival." Public lectures, cooking demonstrations, feed-ins with vegan food samples, leafleting, information tables, library exhibits and street theater are also excellent ways to get people interested in veganism.

  • Order t-shirts, bumper stickers, posters, pins and other fun stuff from vegan merchants to have for the day of your event. Check out www.idausa.org, www.veganessentials.com, www.veganstore.com and www.ethicalwares.com for the latest fashions.

  • Students: join or start a vegan club in your school and plan an event with your friends that will educate people about the benefits of a vegan diet—to human health, the earth and of course for animals.

  • Host a screening of "Peaceable Kingdom," an eye opening farmed animal documentary, at your local library or another venue. Invite a guest speaker to talk about farmed animal welfare issues. Visit www.TribeofHeart.org for information on obtaining the documentary.

  • Ask your local newspaper to write a story about the benefits of a vegan diet or the cruelties of factory farming, or write a letter to the editor on the subject.

  • Enter cooking competitions and bake sales using vegan recipes. Emphasize the fact that you didn't use any animal ingredients to make your delicious dishes. Dan Handley, a chef at the Virginia Beach Hilton Hotel, won a barbecue cookoff contest with his vegan recipe!

  • Add a link to IDA's World GO VEGAN Week Web site from your web site. To use one of the banners or buttons below simply click on the banner or button of your choice then copy and paste the code that pops-up, into the HTML of your web page. If you are not sure how to edit your web page consult your local web designer or contact the person who created it.

  • Wear your heart on your sleeve...or your cap. When Danielle Katz, daughter of IDA President Dr. Elliot Katz, graduated from college, she used the opportunity to reach thousands of attendees with an important message not found in her textbooks- Go Veg. We give Dani an A+ in compassion.

For more information on planning and organizing events and activities for the animals, visit IDA's Online Resource Center.



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