Making Vegan Easy Weekly Round-Up

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 #344: One kind act can change the world. What can you do today? Right now?

Tip #345: Our Hen House has announced its new online magazine. They also have a “breaking news” banner at the top of their website. Check it out.

Tip #346: Vegan Mainstream has created a new app called Vegan Here. Sign up for the beta version and help Vegan Mainstream test the app today.

Vegan Here is a free mobile app that allows users to search for vegan events by city and/or event date. We believe that having a centralized list of vegan events available as a mobile app will help people become and stay vegan. Vegan events — potlucks, VegFests, Meetups etc. — help significantly to create a supportive vegan community. We hope that no vegan ever has to feel like they are the only vegan they know. Vegan Here will serve as a tool where vegans can connect with other vegans through these events.

Tip #347: Books make great gifts. There are several vegan-related children’s books available. Why not give one to a special child in your life this holiday season? The sooner children start thinking and living compassionately the better!

Here are some ideas:

  1. Vegan is Love by Ruby Roth
  2. Animals Have Feelings, Too: Exploring Emotions from A to Z by Karen Lee Stevens
  3. Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary by Maya Gottfried
  4. Steven the Vegan by Dan Bodenstein and Ron Robrahn
  5. Meet Panda: The Friendly Story of an American Pit Bull by Cammeron Batanides
  6. The Adventures of Vivian Sharpe, Vegan Superhero by Marla Rose

Tip #348: Check out the fun children’s game, Fur & Feathers, for a perfect holiday gift!

Tip #349: Do you know about the Humane Myth? Read about it here.

Tip #350: Interested in trying the many non-dairy milks now available or encouraging others to ditch the dairy from their diet? How about hosting a taste test party for non-dairy milks while serving a delicious vegan brunch.

Hemp, Rice, Coconut, Soy, Almond, Oat…so many to try. What’s your favorite?

Tip #351: Thinking about going back to school? Consider a degree in animal studies. Here is a list of some of the programs available in the US.

Tip #352: You can’t force others to change but positive peer pressure can have a powerful affect on others.

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” ~Albert Schweitzer

Tip #353: If you typically make New Year’s resolutions, now is a good time to formulate your plan. If you typically set a weight loss goal, how about focusing on getting and staying healthy instead of losing a specific number of pounds?

Tip #354: Need a last-minute gift idea? A subscription to a vegan magazine would make a nice gift for a vegan or even someone just curious about the vegan lifestyle. Check out my resources page for ideas including the new magazine, Laika.

Tip #355: Scientist discover the tipping point for new ideas.

Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society.

When I went vegan it was estimated that only 1% of the population was also vegan. Just eight years later, it’s now reported by the Vegetarian Resource Group that about 2.5% of the U.S. population is vegan. Change may be slow but it’s happening. Stay strong.

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.

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