The mayor of Eugene, Oregon, Kitty Piercy, released an official proclamation that September 29 and 30 is “Vegan Awareness Weekend” in the city of Eugene. The mayor urges “everyone in the community to explore and educate themselves about this healthy alternative.”
The proclamation cites the powerful benefits of making vegan choices including helping stop the planet’s most serious environmental problems, ending world hunger, addressing fuel shortages, ending the unnecessary killing of animals, and improving human health. The mayor pointed out that, “… the availability of both delicious and nutritious vegan alternatives such as cheese, ice cream, burgers, and hot dogs no longer means having to go without favorites. Both vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, cafes, and markets are plentiful in our city.”
If you’re in the Eugene area, get involved at the Eugene Veg Education Network (EVEN). If you’re not in the area, inspire your mayor to be part of building a compassionate, healthier future by raising “vegan awareness” in your community.
Get inspired and read the mayoral proclamation at EugeneVeg.org.