World Vegetarian Awareness Month - October
in conjunction with Feed
the World Week
World vegetarian day has been observed since 1977 bringing together vegetarians from all over the world for a common cause. It brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. We're observing growing trends, especially since Foot and Mouth and Mad Cow diseases, but about one million people a year become vegetarians in the US alone, and millions in Europe, Australasia too. Everything that we are doing is making a difference, and every little bit helps.
Where you find any group trying to promote this noble cause please give your support. Contact your local temple or community and find out how you can get involved this year.
Some ideas: stalls at stations, flyers on the street, radio programs, special programs at schools-colleges Uni-techs or Universities, those who attend an online university should put up the event on their webpages as well, Vegetarian Clubs/Socieities, invite family and friends to special dinners, programs at our temples, Massive prasadam (food) distribution everywhere possible, Harinam sankirtan (congregational chanting in the streets, with some prasadam distribution), (Cook) Book distribution (Kurma's cookbooks, Adiraj's cook books, Yamuna Devi's cookbooks, Higher Taste cook book etc), Food For Life food distribution outlets, Fact Sheet distribution, Flyers ( 1 - 2 ), Advertisements in local and national newspapers, Holmes show, Good Morning, Breakfast show TVOne, TV talk-back(s), Pacific Radio, Access Community Radio into the various communities it targets all over the country (all over the world).......do you have any other avenues we can target, have a good think, brainstorm with some friends - send me what you come up with, let me know what your doing so we can enthuse others and do likewise
.....or just tell a friend, invite someone over for a nice vegetarian meal offered to Krishna with love and devotion.
(............have a look here to see what we know for sure is going on at the link below for this year !)
World Farm Animal Day
It has also been pointed out to me that the birthday of
Mahatma Gandhi - 2nd October has been designated as World
Farm Animals Day http://schwartz.enviroweb.org/promoting.html
Vegetarian Awareness Month - October every year
Join with us to make this a truly wholesome event that will benefit everyone on the planet
If you'd like to co-ordinate an event with us, or just keep us up to play on what's happening in your area and enthuse like-minded souls in doing good things, please send us an e-mail
Send a Friend a World Vegetarian Day e-Card
Celebrate the date....(send an e-card)
World Vegetarian Day from 123Greetings e-cards:
What's happening around the world that we know of............
see previous years and this years effort.....
Shed some light in your area join with us and help make a difference !!!
If you still think meat comes all nicely packaged in
and is free from the torment of the innocent frightened animals.... or do you have one of those friends who is so naieve that they think animals are here for them to eat, and they all trot off to the freezing works just in time for his/her lunch !!!!
or maybe you need further convincing
GET THE VIDEO CD-ROM
MEET YOUR MEAT !!!! !!!
or have a read HERE
Lord Krishna and Lord Balaram sharing butter with their animal friends.