Lots of Vegetarian Group Updates!

From: Dan
Sent on: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 4:51 PM


Lots of great info to pass on! Here are several calendar updates, notes and announcements:


OCTOBER EVENT: Food Cart Sunday @ Franklin Park Conservatory! Join us on Sunday, October 9th at 12:30 at the Community Garden Campus of Franklin Park Conservatory for an afternoon of food, fun, outdoors, and your choice of food cart cuisine! Both Veggielicious and Earth’s Crust Pizza will be on hand. In addition, the Conservatory will be offering a free tour of their beautiful Garden Campus area after lunch! Click here for complete details or to sign up: http://www.meetup.com/ColumbusVegetarianMeetup/events/29877131/ 


Vegetarian Group calendar events / activities / updates / news / info:


SAT, SEP 24: WALK FOR ANIMALS! Farm Sanctuary’s annual Walk for Farm Animals will be held this Saturday, September 24th in Cincinnati. This annual event raises funds and awareness for factory farming-related issues. Click here for complete details and information on how to register for the Cincinnati event: http://events.walkforfarmanimals.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=546


SAT, OCT 1: WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY! World Vegetarian Day is Saturday, October 1st! Check out this link to the North American Vegetarian Society for events, activities, and a nifty poster: http://www.worldvegetarianday.org/


SUN, OCT 2: WORLD FARM ANIMALS DAY! World Farm Animals Day is Sunday, October 2nd. This annual event is held to memorialize the 58 billion animals killed in factory farms each year. It is held on October 2nd to honor the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, an outspoken advocate of non-violence. Here’s a link to the FARM website to learn more about it: http://www.wfad.org/index.htm


FARMER’S MARKETS! Lots of farmer’s markets on the calendar – one for just about every day of the week and every part of town! You can check it the complete calendar here: http://www.meetup.com/ColumbusVegetarianMeetup/events/calendar/


LUNA BURGER COUPON! The “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” coupon for Luna Burger has been extended until October 31st! You can get yours here: http://www.meetup.com/ColumbusVegetarianMeetup/files/


MESSAGE BOARD ARTICLES AND INFORMATION!  Thank you to Zeph, Priya, Sally, Alan, Jane, Fred, Monica and all for all the great articles, discussion & information on the message board! In case you haven’t had a chance to check it out lately, here are links to a few highlights:


Dr. Sanjay Gupta on The Last Heart Attack: http://www.meetup.com/ColumbusVegetarianMeetup/messages/boards/thread/15617012 


A Vegetarian’s Guide to Talking to Carnivores: http://www.meetup.com/ColumbusVegetarianMeetup/messages/boards/thread/15249202


Other Message Board info on visiting Toronto, a Vegan Yoga Retreat in Mexico, Loving Hut articles & Trip Advisor, etc. http://www.meetup.com/ColumbusVegetarianMeetup/messages/boards/forum/3331/?pager.offset=0 




Antibiotics in meat production! Interesting story about the use of antibiotics in meat and dairy production: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/08/doctors-join-fight-against-livestock-antibiotics/  


University of North Texas goes meatless! An encouraging story about the nation’s first all-vegan cafeteria at the University of North Texas! http://www.nbcdfw.com/the-scene/food-drink/UNT-Cafeteria-Goes-Meatless-128211043.html 


If you have any questions or info you would like to pass on to the group, feel free to drop me an e-mail. Take care and look forward to seeing you soon,



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