Table at Green U: August 24, 2013

Green U

Huntsville Vegans will have a table at the Green U festival held at the Huntsville Botanical Garden on Saturday, August 24th, from 9:00AM – 3:00PM.  We will be handing out literature on the effects of factory farming on the environment, giving out free food samples, and answering any questions on how to become vegan.

Want to get involved? Here’s how you can help us spread information about a plant-based diet :

Volunteer to help staff our booth

We will have a team of three people staffing the table all day, but we’d love to have more members there to help hand out food, talk to interested passersby, and just have fun hanging out together. If you’re interested, please send us an email at huntsvilleveg@gmail.com or come to one of our Friday meetups at Cafe 153 @ Bridgestreet (near the Monaco theater) starting at 6:00PM.

Make a donation of environmental-focused, vegan literature

Can’t make it to Green U but want to make sure we have tons of vegan literature to handout? As a community group, we’re always very thankful for donations of vegan brochures to have available at events. We’ve ordered some supplies, but can always use more in case there is a larger turnout than we have anticipated.

Here are some of our favorite vegan brochures that showcase the effects of animal agriculture on the environment:

Donating literature is as easy as spending $5 for a bundle of 50 brochures and then dropping them off at our meetup or at the event itself.

Stop by our table and say hi!

Busy tables help draw other attendees in. If you don’t want to volunteer but will be attending the festival, please stop by our table and chat with us for a while.

Infographic by Spencer Belkofer and Culinaryschools.org

Want to know more? Checkout these resources to learn how going vegan is the most effective action you can take to help the environment:

Viewing Party Tonight! Inside: Secret America – Mercy For Animals Expose on Ag-Gag

Tonight, Wednesday July 31st, friends of Huntsville Vegan and Animal Rights League will get together to share food and watch an episode of the series Inside: Secret America on the Discovery Channel. Two journalists go undercover with Mercy For Animals investigators into farms and expose Ag-gag laws and how activists have been muzzled.

Have a read, from MFA’s blog:
http://www.mfablog.org/2013/07/nat-geo-tv-to-go-undercover-at-factory-farms-with-mfa.html

And from Discovery Channel:
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/inside-secret-america/videos/ag-gag-laws/

We’re meeting at Jamie’s house in Madison [317 Harvestwood Court, Madison AL 35758] at 8:30 (come earlier to hang out if you like), the program starts at nine pm. If you like, please bring food to share (not a requirement of course)!

Map(google): http://goo.gl/maps/wquB1
Street View: http://goo.gl/maps/8O4dQ

If you have any questions, please call or text message Organizer Mike at (256) 585-5946 or message HSV Vegan/AR League or Michael Anthony Cross on facebook.

Building a No Kill Community Free Workshop

Check out this amazing event hosted by many of our local animal rescue organizations! 

From their website: “No Kill Huntsville is a coalition of local animal welfare advocates and rescuers working together to help bring reform to our region toward helping Huntsville become the first No Kill Community in our state. 

No Kill Huntsville is a coalition of local animal welfare advocates and rescuers. The following nonprofits are affiliated with our web site: A New Leash on Life, Challenger’s House, Dixie Dachshund Rescue, Forgotten Felines, the North Alabama Spay/Neuter Clinic and The ark.”

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RSVP to the event on Facebook

Like the No Kill Huntsville Facebook page

Visit the No Kill Huntsville website for more resources and information

 

 

 

 

Huntsville Vegans 2 Year Anniversary Potluck!

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Huntsville Vegan and Animal Rights League is having its July potluck at Jason’s apartment community in Madison [the 18 Watercress Green complex at 1 Old Fairway Road, Huntsville, AL 35806]! Bring a dish or two, no particular theme– whatever you think would be enjoyable. Huntsville Vegan and Animal Rights League has been in existence for 2 years now and we’re super-happy to have made so many amazing friends. =) 

Bring your swimsuit!! The potluck will be in the “Cyber Café” party room connected to the apartment office & pool at the roundabout before the gates. Look for signs on the doors. If you see exercise equipment, you are close–it’s in the building next door.

NOTE: Please prepare your food before coming to the potluck! If you need to heat up dishes, that’s totally cool. But *please* do your cooking (or as much as you can) before coming out. Thanks everyone!

Map(google): http://goo.gl/maps/wquB1
Street View: http://goo.gl/maps/8O4dQ

If you’ve never been to a potluck, here’s a page with some potluck etiquette (by the wonderful vegan chef Isa Chandra):
http://tinyurl.com/7sazm4p 

Basically, 1) bring some food! 2) If you’re not sure about something, ask the organizers/hosts. 3) Be nice to whoever opens their home for the potluck, the public area that we’re using (clean up!), and the people around us, and 4) HAVE FUN.

PLEASE invite your friends. Help us promote this event! All of our potlucks have been wonderful, and though this one is coming up soon, I think it’ll be a good one as usual.

Recipe inspiration:
http://vegweb.com/
http://www.theppk.com/
http://theveganstoner.blogspot.com/

Whatever anyone brings will be appreciated. If you are tired/poor/busy/etc. It’ll be okay if you come without bringing something, but it’s not a potluck if no one brings food! So we strongly urge you to bring a dish. If you’re not sure how much to bring, imagine that you’re making food to feed a dish to eight friends. If you bring more, that’s wonderful, but this should be a good guideline. Ready-made vegan food is available from Earth Fare and is always welcome if you run out of time to cook. Look for the part of the tag that says “Vegan” in the deli section, bakery, and on the hot bar. When terribly in doubt, fruit is always welcome and appreciated and beautiful.

We’d prefer everyone to come at four, but if you can’t make it ’til five, so be it. Six? We’ll still be hanging out being awesome. If you can just stop by, meet everyone, see if there’s some food left (and hopefully there will be plenty) and run away, well, we’ll be happy to have met you.

Please bring your recipe or an ingredient list with your dish. We’ll have utensils and other items handy just in case.

Bring a musical instrument and we’ll have a rhythm jam (we mean it)! Organizer Mike and others will bring guitars and other instruments. please get it in on the jam We’ll bring a turkish hand-drum. Bring some others! Dogs (or any other non-human animal) are welcome, kids are welcome.

If you have any questions about the potluck, or want to bring something but don’t know the first thing about vegan cooking, please message us on facebook or email us at huntsvilleveg@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting all of you!

Huntsville Vegans Italian Potluck: May 5, 2013

Huntsville Vegans May Potluck

Theme: Italian Food

May 5th, 2013

4:00PM

130 Valley Stone Road. 35811

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If you’ve never been to a potluck, here’s a page with some potluck etiquette (by the wonderful vegan chef Isa Chandra): http://tinyurl.com/7sazm4p

Basically, 1) bring some food! 2) If you’re not sure about something, ask the organizers/hosts. 3) Be nice to whoever opens their home for the potluck, the public area that we’re using (clean up!), and the people around us, and 4) HAVE FUN.

NOTE: Please prepare your food before coming to the potluck! If you need to heat up dishes, that’s totally cool. But *please* do your cooking (or as much as you can) before coming out. Thanks everyone!

Whatever anyone brings will be appreciated. If you are tired/poor/busy/etc. It’ll be okay if you come without bringing something, but it’s not a potluck if no one brings food! So we strongly urge you to bring a dish. If you’re not sure how much to bring, imagine that you’re making food to feed a dish to eight friends. If you bring more, that’s wonderful, but this should be a good guideline. Ready-made vegan food is available from Earth Fare and is always welcome if you run out of time to cook. Look for the part of the tag that says “Vegan” in the deli section, bakery, and on the hot bar. When terribly in doubt, fruit is always welcome and appreciated and beautiful.

 

Earth Fare

Earth Fare

Huntsville Vegans will have a table set up at Earth Fare in Huntsville on Saturday February 23rd, 2013 from noon to 4pm. We’ll be distributing information, be available for questions, and will sample out some vegan goodies. We’ve got volunteer community opportunities available in the near-future in case you’d like to get involved, as well as numerous social events to take part in. Visit and find out what’s coming up.

Our partner student group the UAH Veg Association will also have a presence at our able, sharing information and opportunities for Huntsville students.