Leafleting on Meatless Monday

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Leafleting on Meatless Monday

The Vancouver City Council declared June 10th, 2013 “Meatless Monday” as part of their Greenest City Initiative, giving us a great opportunity to do some outreach. Many people still aren’t aware that animal agriculture is one leading causes of climate change.  While the best way to help the environment–and the animals!–is to go vegan, even


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Happy Meatless Monday!

The Vancouver City Council has declared today “Meatless Monday” as part of their Greenest City initiative! Here are a few facts: There’s no way around it–animal products are terrible for our planet.  Here are a few snippets from our info page: Producing one calorie of animal protein requires 8 to 10 times as much fossil fuel


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Meatless Monday is coming to Vancouver!

Exciting news: thanks to the work of Eleanor Boyle, Trish Kelly, and others, the Vancouver City Council has chosen June 10, 2013 as “Meatless Monday”, and we’re going to be out leafleting to the public.  We’d love to have you join us!  Learn more here. Why Meatless Monday?   Because the city of Vancouver is


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Meatless Mondays, part 2

This is part two of a post about the history of Meatless Mondays.  Part one is here.) The modern reincarnation of Meatless Mondays is doing well too, and with a more-long term goal in mind–improved health, a cleaner environment, and of course, reducing animal cruelty.  Though based in the U.S., it’s spreading around the world. 


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Meatless Mondays

Most people probably think of Meatless Mondays as a fairly new phenomenon.   The idea was given new life in 2003 by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, but it actually started during WWI, when the U.S. Government began urging citizens to reduce their consumption of what they considered staples–wheat, sugar, fats, and meat–in order


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Reading from the past week

Here, in no particular order (except possibly accidentally chronological) is a highlight of some of the articles I’ve read around the internet this past week. There’s a lot about Eating Animals, which I imagine will be in the news (especially animal rights news) for some time yet to come (right now it’s #49 on Amazon.ca,


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