Sep 8, 2012

I made a mini zine!

 As some of you may remember, I am a part of the Griffith University Vegetarian Society.  As such, I thought it would be awesome if we could have a little information booklet to hand out to people who wanted to know what veganism or vegetarianism were about, and where they could get more information.

I got all of the pictures from  There are some really rad ones, which I am also using for a little booklet on environmentalism for my speech at the Social Enterprise Showcase.

Below is the finished picture for the veg*n zine, which can be uploaded into a word document, made large and printed out. Then you can fold it and cut it as per this tutorial and hand it out. Free to use, for anyone who wants to. I've yet to try it out myself though, so you can wait til then (I will update with photos once I have a camera and time). You may just need to move things around a tiny bit to make sure they line up properly. You can also add things to the other side of the paper such as recipes, local restaurants and your organisation's contact details. Let me know if you try it out, I'd love to see it!

Sep 5, 2012

The Orangutan Project

On Sunday 2nd I walked with some of my friends and some representatives from The Orangutan Project to help them raise money.  We all wore orange to show our support, and managed to raise $1,030 all up to help the orangutans.  If you would like to donate some more, the donations stay open for a little while longer, here (until October 14th 2012).

The Orangutan Project is a not-for-profit organisation that supports "orangutan conservation, rainforest protection, local community partnerships and the rehabilitation and reintroduction of displaced orangutans back to the wild, in order to save the two orangutan species from extinction".

One of the biggest reasons that orangutans are under threat is due to the use of palm oil in the food industries.  The clearance of rainforest causes the displacement (and sometimes intentional slaughter) of orangutans.  You can help by avoiding products that contain palm oil, emailing companies that use palm oil, and asking for stricter labelling laws so that you know which products that contain palm oil (it can be labelled as vegetable oil).

I had a great day just cruising along and talking with my friends.  We even found a pro-vegan sign to take a photo of!  It was so cool to come across a sign like that in amongst all the car, music, bank and other advertising.

Keep an eye out next year as we'll be raising money for Farm Animal Rescue!  Hopefully soon I'll also put up a post about palm oil.
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