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By Brody Fuller, vice chair, Macalester College CAA branch
The Macalester College branch of CAA has been active for just over three months, and is focused on taking steps to promote plant-based options in the college cafeteria as well as organizing events while working towards short- and long-term goals. The group conducts bi-weekly meetings with members, and meeting topics have included guest speakers, consultation with plant-based professionals, and discussions about action to be taken to move the Macalester cafeteria towards more plant-based food options.
Pick up your free copy of Twin Cities Veg Living from one of these veg-friendly businesses. Limited quantities available. While supplies last.
You’re going to love this year’s issue of Twin Cities Veg Living! It’s packed with great recipes from local chefs, a guide to veg-friendly Black-owned businesses, the lowdown on where to grab a top-notch brunch, nutritional tips, animal sanctuary updates, thoughts on building a humane society from Christine Coughlin, state director for the Humane Society of the United States, and so much more. Check it out!
Minnesota’s Environmental Quality Review Board is seeking public input on changes to how it measures the greenhouse gas impact of new and expanded feedlots (aka factory farms).
It’s critical that the board hear from the public the full weight of environmental impacts caused by factory farming. Your input could help to entirely prevent the introduction of new or expanded factory farming operations in our state, and assist in the transition to a more humane and climate-friendly economy.
Fill out this form to take action now. More information and further ways to take action are discussed below.
Minneapolis-based Reverie Cafe and Bar’s “Long Haul Burger” impressed voters and earned top honors in this year’s challenge.
The chefs and founders of Reverie, Kirsten Wiegmann and Jeffery Therkelsen, are the official Twin Cities Vegan Chef Challenge Champions. Kirsten and Jeff were awarded a $150 cash prize and certificate, presented at a special online ceremony on March 20.
The silent auction is part of our 2021 Annual Banquet fundraising event.
We have something for everyone at the 2021 Breathing Free online auction. Have a look and get ready to place your bids! The auction opens on March 9 and will close March 20 at midnight. (That’s midnight on the evening of our Annual Banquet.)
Wondering about the farmers’ protests in India? Read the summary below from The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and other racial and food justice organizations about why the protests are important, including the ability to make a living growing vegetables, rather than animals.
Compassionate Action for Animals signed on to their statement of support that will be delivered to those protesting, joining Food Empowerment Project and others in solidarity. Change in India could help pave the way for a more equitable, compassionate food infrastructure in the United States, as well.
Did you know that the Sicilian four-course vegan meal from Hark! Cafe is ONLY available at the CAA Annual Banquet?
That’s right! This decadent melding of flavors by the talented chefs at Hark! Cafe is not on their regular menu. And you even have the option to order it with a variety of recommended alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks.
Have you tried some of the awesome dishes competing for your highest rating in the Twin Cities Vegan Comfort Food Challenge? Thanks to all the local restaurants that are participating. Also, thanks are due in part to volunteers like Brita Bengtson and Sarah Matanah who contribute their time and talents. They’re part of the Vegan Comfort Food Challenge Committee, a group of volunteers who are skillfully coordinating this monthlong dining challenge.
Feeling stuck at home? We understand! Join us for a chance to “breathe free.”
We know it can be hard to meet people and share interests with others during these trying times — but at CAA’s upcoming banquet, it will be a breeze! We have a variety of activities planned to help you get on your feet, have fun, and connect with CAA’s growing community.