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All welcome & free vegan
refreshments available!
Rm 9, Lvl 2, Griffin Centre
Genge Street, Civic, ACT
Thursday, 31 August 2017
6.30-7.30pm

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Go Vegan

Vegans do not consume any animal products such as meat, fish, dairy, eggs, or honey. Other animal products that vegans avoid include fur, leather, silk, and wool, as well as cosmetics and other products that have been tested on animals.

Try the Vegan Easy Challenge here

Why vegan?

Veganism is a philosophy that promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle by avoiding all forms of exploitation of animals by humans. Humans use and kill billions of animals each year for food, clothing, research, etc. By not consuming animal products or products tested on animals, vegans save lives and reduce suffering.

Veganism is also an environmentally responsible lifestyle. In its 2010 report Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Production and Consumption, the United Nations Environment Programme stated that:

Animal products, both meat and dairy, in general require more resources and cause higher emissions than plant-based alternatives (pp79, 80).

Plant-based diets such as veganism therefore have a much lower carbon footprint than omnivore diets. Also, raising animals for food requires enormous amounts of water. For example it takes over 5,200 gallons of water to produce a single pound of beef, compared to only 25 gallons to produce a pound of wheat (John Robbins, Food Revolution, 2001).

Veganism is also one of the healthiest ways to live and can lower health risks such as heart disease, strokes, cancer, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Eliminating animal products from your diet is much easier than you might think. For more information on veganism please visit http://veganeasy.org/

Check out the Choose Cruelty Free Website for products not tested on animals.

Where to Eat in Canberra

Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants and cafés in the ACT

Au Lac (10% discount for ALACT members)
Shop 4
39 Woolley Street
Dickson ACT
Phone: 6262 8922

 

Kingsland Restaurant
Shop 5 Dickson Plaza
28 Challis Street
Dickson ACT
Phone: 6262 9350

 

My Rainbow Dreams
Shop G1b, Dickson Chambers
Dickson ACT (at the Dickson Shops, opposite the Post Office)
Phone: 6247 8591
Click here for their website

 

Satis
Windeyer Street
Watson ACT (at the Watson Shops)
Vegetarian cafe with small range of vegan food and sweets available

 

The Food Co-op
3 Kingsley Street Acton (near Barry Drive)
Vegan Sweets provided by Veganarchy Baking and Sweet Bones.
Click here for the co-op's website

 

Mountain Creek Wholefoods

Griffith Shops, Griffith ACT
Phone: 02 6295 1474

 

Organic Energy

8A Barker St, Griffith ACT 2603

Phone: 02 6295 6700

 

Dickson Health Foods

Shp1/ Dickson Chambers, Dickson ACT 2602

Phone: 02 6249 7356

 

The Allergy Centre

Shop 2 Jamison Centre, Bowman ST
Macquarie 2614

Phone: 02 6251 2670

As Nature Intended

Shop 40A, Belconnen Markets

40 Lathlain Street, Belconnen ACT 2617

Phone: 02 6253 0444

 

Try the Vegan Easy Challenge here

 

 

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