With springtime comes lots of delicious fresh plant-foods coming up in the gardens, and lots of opportunities to get out into the community and help educate people about the true impact animal agriculture has on all facets of our lives from our own health, to the environment, to the devastating impact on the animals. This past month, we've had an opportunity to do two cooking demos at the new North Mobile County Food Park, where we were received with warmth and openness. We also got to cook on Studio 10 and discuss some of the many benefits of eating plants. With the warm weather, you can also now find us out at Art Walk every 2nd Friday of the month in downtown Mobile sharing information, and possibly vegan cookies :)
This Saturday, please come see us at our table at the Earth Day Celebration at the Fairhope Pier from 10 -6, or maybe leave a little early so you can head straight over to our Earth Day ARC Cafehappening Saturday 6-9. Please note! We are in our new location at Central Presbyterian Church in midtown Mobile beginning this month. Click here or see below for all the details.
Also, see below for details about the Climate March in Washington DC taking place next Saturday April 29th. ARC will be there, and we'd love to have you marching with us as we spread the message that the number one thing we can do to reverse climate change is to go vegan.
And if you'd like to experience peace and yoga along with some of the animals ARC has helped rescue, see below for information about an upcoming yoga retreat with Tracey Glover at Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, home to over a hundred rescued farm animals, including Sylvia, Scarlett, and Lotus, three beautiful beings ARC was able to help rescue.
If you're interested in volunteering to help us with any of our upcoming events, please contact us and sign up for our volunteer network. We can always use your help with the dinners, tabling, protests, and other outreach. Plus if you have any special skills like web design, graphic arts, or videography, and you'd like to use your skills to help the animals, please let us know!
Wishes of peace to you and to all beings,
Tracey and the whole ARC team
Earth Day ARC Cafe
Sat. April 22nd
******Inside Central Presbyterian Church*****
1260 Dauphin St. 36604 Mobile
Join ARC for an always delicious plant-based meal shared with a community of friends, old and new. This month we are making a big move from the incomparable Plantation Antique Galleries, where we have had our wonderful dinners for the last 2 years and moving over to another gem in our community, Central Presbyterian Mobile.
We are eternally grateful to John Gulas for so generously allowing us to use his beautiful antique gallery and to Anjie Celeste Lowther and Jeffery Lee Lowther, who have put in so much extra hard work to make all these dinners happen. We're also so thankful to Chris Bullock and Karen Bullock, co-pastors at Central, for welcoming us into our new home, and supporting our mission. We're pretty excited that we'll have a kitchen in the new location, a large screen for showing documentaries, and access to their thriving community garden (where we will occasionally enjoy dining al fresco). So come check us out in our new home!
Everything else remains the same. Everyone is welcome! Dinner is by donation, with a suggested donation of $5-$20. All proceeds go towards supporting our rescue work as well as our educational and outreach programs which seek to inspire respect and compassion for all sentient beings and helping us all understand the myriad ways we are connected with our environment and the other beings, human and non-human, with whom we share our beautiful planet. We support the kind of world we want to live in with our dollars and our food choices. With each plant based meal, we vote for better health, for environmental sustainability, for justice, and for compassion.
In honor of Earth Day, our featured presentation this month is a screening (on the new big screen!) of the powerful documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, which looks at the devastating impact animal agriculture has on the environement and how much we can lighten our footprint by going vegan.
On the menu:
Sweet potato-red lentil stew with basmati rice
Garden harvest salad
Friends, we need volunteers! Can you help with cooking the day of the dinner (bonus points if you have cooking or kitchen experience!), set-up, help during the event, or clean up? If so, please message us! Thank you so so much!
On April 29, hundreds of thousands of people will converge at the People's Climate March in Washington, DC, at a critical time to march for our climate and our future. We're excited that ARC will be joining with the Plant-Powered Planet Protectors, a diverse coalition with a powerful message: Anyone can choose to protect the planet and our future every time we sit down at the dinner table.We aim to bring together the diverse voices and organizations advocating for sustainable plant-based eating under a single banner--the Plant-Powered Planet Protectors--for a strong, united message at the March that will be heard loud and clear.
A WorldWatch report estimates that 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide are emitted by livestock production each year, while the U.S. EPA implicates animal agriculture as the largest emitter of methane, a much more powerful greenhouse gas. And according to the United Nations, animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions--more than the exhaust from the entire transportation sector (13.5%)--and reducing our consumption of animal products is essential to preventing the most devastating impacts of climate change.
If you're interested in traveling to the March in DC and marching with ARC, please contact us for logistics. Whether in DC or at one of the many sister marches taking place around the country, please join us on April 29th to take a bite out of climate change, habitat destruction, pollution, and resource shortages by filling our plates with healthy and delicious vegan meals and spreading this important message.
Please join Tracey for the first ever Yoga Retreat at Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, taking place June 9-11, 2017. A healing weekend of relaxation, compassion, and community. Registration is limited so sign up today! Commune with the beautiful rescued animals, delight your heart and senses and revitalize your compassionate nature and empathic connection with all feeling beings.