Tag: environment

What I Can Do

by tinako

I was tabling for our local vegan society and a GMO Labeling Bill a few weeks ago, and I was struck by the despair expressed by a few people who came up to me. “No one cares, even when they know the facts about animals,” one woman (not vegan) expressed. She seemed to believe that the best response to this was to do nothing, even within her own sphere of influence (her plate). An organic farmer said, “Monsanto is so big. People don’t know. Who will tell them?”…

The Issue of Human Consciousness

by Linda Brink

Bryan Graczyk recently posted these extraordinarily interesting quotes on AR-Global:

Navajo warning: “If you kill off the prairie dogs there will be no one to cry for rain.”

Hopi Elder: “Water under the ground has much to do with rain clouds. If you take the water from under the ground, the land will dry up.”

Earth Companions

by Linda DeStefano

It’s time to expand respect for animals.

Koko, the gorilla, communicates with people through American Sign Language and her understanding of a large vocabulary of spoken English. She is gentle with her kitten, and hugs people she likes.

Although he can escape from the killer harpoons, a whale returns to his wounded mate and stays with her until he, too, is killed by the whalers.

REPORT: Greentopia 2013

ARAUNY had a pretty good spot at Greentopia this year (9/14-15/13), on Browns Race (street) across from the Visitor’s Center (now reopening, btw). Had good neighbors too … one sold organic seeds and garlic, the other sold an anise-drink he’d…

REPORT: Greentopia 2012

This year, Greentopia placed ARAUNY in a different spot … a decent backdrop/wooden fence, but too far away from the general crowd.  Our 2011 “grassroots” space went this year instead to Verizon and other big for-profit corporations. We have no…

REPORT: Hands Across The Sand Event

On 8/4/12, many Rochesterians gathered along the shore of Lake Ontario in Charlotte, NY ~ in response to the recent BP Oil Disaster. People nationwide are participating in their own local Hands Across the Sand. With posters hanging off our…

Rochester NY Sierra Club: 11th Annual Environmental Forum

April 16th 2009 ~ Thursday Bio/Veg Committee of Rochester NY Sierra Club, 11th Annual Environmental Forum ARAUNY accepted an invitation to table at this event. We shared information on Veganic Agriculture, Global Warming, Veganism and Animal Rights. We welcomed this…

Anthony Marr: “Global Warming and Mass Extinction”

OCTOBER 2nd, 2008 ~ Thursday Anthony Marr: “GLOBAL WARMING and MASS EXTINCTION” * 7:00 pm * Brighton Town Hall AUDITORIUM – 2300 Elmwood Ave, Rochester NY 14618 – wheelchair access rear entrance * FREE and Open to the Public Environmentalist,…

ARA was again invited to participate this year in UR Earth Day, by the campus’ Environmental Group, Grassroots, and gladly we accepted. UR Campus: Wilson Quad (off Faculty Road) Saturday, 4/21/07 12:00noon – 4:00pm (free Saturday parking Library Lot)