IDA's World GO VEGAN Week is October 27th to 29th

IDA's 2nd annual World GO VEGAN Week will take place this year from October 27th to 29th, offering vegans an excellent opportunity to help family, friends and co-workers learn more about how a plant-based diet can improve their health, alleviate animal suffering and preserve the environment. World GO VEGAN Week allows us to share our most deeply held values with others—whether family, friends, co-workers or the general public—by making personal connections and taking action.

What You Can Do:
Start organizing a World GO VEGAN Week activity or event now. Here are some ideas:

Celebrate with 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.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 how a vegan diet benefits human health, the earth and of course the animals.

Host a screening of "Peaceable Kingdom," an eye-opening documentary about the lives of farmed animals, at your local library or another venue. Invite a guest speaker to talk about animals and their abuse on factory farms. Visit www.TribeofHeart.org to order the film on DVD or videocassette.

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!

If you have a company or a contact at a company that would be willing to donate prizes for giveaways or food for tabling and samplings, please contact kenneth@idausa.org.

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