Making Vegan Easy Week 39 Round-Up

Another snapshot of my 2012 vision board.

Every day in 2012 I’m posting one tip on my Facebook page to make living vegan easier. It’s going to take an army of vegans to move the world in a more compassionate direction. Join us today!

Tip #266: Happy Autumn! Be sure to watch My Life as a Turkey this fall and share with others. Perhaps we can each get one less person to eat turkey at Thanksgiving this year. Small steps lead to big changes over time.

Tip #267: The DEA is holding a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, September 29. They will safely dispose of any unwanted or expired medications. You can find a location near you on their website.

It’s important to dispose of medications properly, so they don’t contaminate our water supply or get in the hands of young people or criminals. CVS stores also collect unused, expired and unwanted meds for proper disposal each and every day.

Tip #268: Animal shelters, of course, need monetary donations but they also need items typically found around your house like clean rags, small rugs, towels and blankets. This week I’m dropping off a huge bag of clean rags to a local shelter. Do you have anything just taking up space in your home that your local shelter could use? Check your shelter’s website to see what they need.

Tip #269: Yesterday I picked up Vegan Cooking for Carnivores by Roberto Martin at the library. The forward by Portia de Rossi is quite moving, and the recipes look tasty and accessible for even the novice cook. This would make a great gift for a veg-curious person.

Tip #270: I don’t always respond to anti-veganism the way I would like. Sometimes I’m too preachy and other times I keep my mouth shut and regret not speaking up. Finding balance isn’t always easy, so I’m reading to learn more about the psychology of change, “Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change”. Check it out if you want to be a better activist.

Tip #271: Check out this new website, Wish You Were Vegan.

Compassionate people from every walk of life are invited to share their wish lists and collaborate on ideas for products and fashion items that they wish were available in vegan friendly materials.

Maybe someone will finally make the vegan boots I’ve been dreaming about! What new vegan product have you been longing for?

Tip #272: If you live in Chicago, stop by Vegan Mania today. I’m looking forward to seeing some of the speakers, including the author of Artisan Vegan Cheese. Should be a fun day!

Check out my resource page for veg events (mostly in the US). If you haven’t been to one of these events, you should go. It’s fun to be with the tribe.

Hey friends, have you shared these tips with your family and friends yet? If not, do it today. Join me on Facebook to read these tips daily and to learn more about what’s going on in the vegan world.