Each year on April 22nd, millions of people across North America celebrate Earth Day in their communities, learning about the devastation caused by fossil fuel production, large industry, and energy consumption. What's almost always left out of the discussions, however, is animal agriculture - an industry that the United Nations calls "one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global."
Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) each year mobilizes activists for Vegan Earth Day, where hundreds of activists attend Earth Day festivals and spread the message that a true sustainable path means ending animal agriculture and switching to a vegan diet.
Leafleting is the recommended event for Vegan Earth Day because it will get the message out to the largest amount of people, most of whom will already be receptive to the information. All you need to do is order our free Handout Pack, attend a large Earth Day event, and offer the leaflets to anyone who walks past, asking "Brochure about greening our diet?" or "Information about animal agriculture?".
More leafleting tips are available here. If you're short on time, simply drop off our colorful Green Your Diet handouts at various locations throughout your community. Locations can include libraries, universities, health food stores, or anywhere else you see fit
Offer Free Vegan Food Samples
Offer eco-friendly, vegan food samples to the public on the streets or outside an Earth Day festival. VegFund can supply you with free food such as Gardein, Tofurky, and So Delicious - just make sure to apply early!
If you would like to request booth space at a festival or if you are hosting your own Vegan Earth Day event, we can send you a Tabling Pack for your information table. The pack includes a colorful poster, stickers, buttons, a reproducible sign-up sheet, and handouts.
When tabling, you want to have as many positive conversations as possible, make sure everyone who comes to the table leaves with a piece of literature, and sign people up for Meatout Mondays to put them on the path to veganism.
More detailed tabling tips are available here.