Guest Blogger: new vegan age – World Vegan Day

28 Aug

Always a pleasure to welcome back Tom, author of new vegan age, who has been very generous to provide 3 post! Two posts were written by Tom and one by one of new age vegan’s contributing writers Kim Stahler. You can find all of this previous contributions here: Vegan CreedHarvey Diamond Interview and Vegans Are Good for your Restaurant’s Business. Hope everyone joins Tom and the other new vegan age writers on Facebook, Twitter and of course the blog. Welcome back Tom!

Start planning now!

Did you know there’s a special day for vegans to celebrate our ongoing commitment to animals, the Earth, and our health?

Established in 1994 to mark the 50th anniversary of The Vegan Society, World Vegan Day shares November 1st with All Souls’ Day and is the anniversary of a number of other important events in history, too. (It also picks up right where National Vegetarian Month leaves off.)

Will you take a few minutes this year to write, blog, tweet, or post about World Vegan Day? That’d be great. With a few months left until it arrives, you’ve also got time to start planning something that will make it even more special:

  • Bake and share your favorite recipe with friends, family, and coworkers. If it’s cookies or a cake, make sure they’re moist; we’ve learned that sharing something even a drop drier than what nonvegans are used to can result in a dismissal of veganism. (Everyone likes Dreena’s chocolate chip cookies, and you can make a batch easily and in no time.)
  • Volunteer at a local farm sanctuary or animal shelter on or near the day.
  • Rescue or adopt a homeless animal. Our boy Smooch came up north from Alabama.
  • Donate to a trusted animal-protection organization.
  • Set up an “Ask a vegan” area on your blog or table at your local library or natural food store. Your favorite vegan company might even provide samples for you to hand out.
  • Organize a fundraiser for your favorite vegan charity. Last year, friends and family donated over $1,700 to Farm Sanctuary when I did a 3-day walk from Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell to New Hope, PA. Some of them even joined me for part of it!

Sending out a simple press release that ties together World Vegan Day and your activity’s personal, local, or national historical significance can help spread awareness of the cause. My announcement last year led to great exposure for Farm Sanctuary when the local NPR station mentioned the walk as an introduction to an interview with Gene Baur!

What are some other ways we can help make this year’s World Vegan Day the most widely-celebrated to date? And how can you use it to help to build awareness of veganism’s importance for future generations?

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6 Responses to “Guest Blogger: new vegan age – World Vegan Day”

  1. An Unrefined Vegan August 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    Perhaps the next Virtual Vegan Potluck should take place on November 1??

  2. Marissa Rath August 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    I agree. Virtual vegan potluck sounds perfect.
    P.s AWESOME POST! 🙂

    • Tom August 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

      Thanks, Marissa! Are you a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan? Vegan Anthony Kiedis turns 50 on World Vegan Day this year! Maybe we can get him to join the VVP, haha.

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