Uplifting and learning from the First Black Republic

IBW-haiti-photoI just read the report from Institute of the Black World’s Haiti Support Project Visit (January 15-19, 2014) and wow is it full of good stories and information. Check it out to learn about the past, present, and future of the world’s First Black Republic. There are lots of great photos and videos.

Yay for vegan nutrition!

Yay for vegan nutrition!

timberlake-tofuI think it’s notable that whenever I type “Timberlake” it first comes out as “Timberkale.”

This Is What Vegans Eat

This Is What Vegans Eat

anjali-sareen-vegan-huffpoCheck out Anjali Sareen’s This Is What Vegans Eat article and slideshow on Huffington Post. She does a great job of showing a wide variety of foods that vegans enjoy and that are also really accessible to non-vegans. Get ready for some more photos of chocolate chip cookies, lasagne, tacos, and ice cream that will get your tummy rumbling.

SLIDESHOW: Vegan Ithaca in photos!

Photos can be a great way to show folks how delicious and fulfilling a vegan life can be. If you tag them well so people can find them easily, you can even get them featured in the news or on websites.

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If you have photos of local vegans, potlucks, vegan food, animal rights activism, and so on, consider adding them to our Vegan Ithaca photo pool on Flickr. You can add a limited number of photos to Flickr each month for free, or if you’re a photo geek like me, you can pay a small fee for a pro account. We welcome your images – post away, and tell your photographer friends!

Farm Sanctuary: A new home for animals rescued from farms

Isadora or Duncan - not sure who! (rescued goat now residing at Farm Sanctuary)I love Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen. I brought busloads of kids there when I worked at Cornell University, both my own age and high schoolers, volunteered there with my partner, and know that those visits have played a pivotal role in my veganism going from something I was “trying out” to something I can’t wait to teach to my future children! There’s something special about meeting the animals that being vegan is benefiting. You can know abstractly that being vegan is helping, but it makes that benefit vastly more visible and real when you go and actually hang out with the chickens and cows and turkeys and pigs and other beautiful, sweet animals running around at Farm Sanctuary.

You can visit the Farm, and sponsor an animal or adopt one. On their website you can donate, find action alerts and volunteer opportunities, and get access to the many educational resources and factory farming photos and videos that they offer.

This goat pictured here is either Isadora or Duncan (I’m not sure who, sorry!), one of two goats who escaped from a live market in NYC. You can read their story here.

Anyone have a favorite memory from a visit to Farm Sanctuary, or an experience adopting or fostering? Please post a comment.