Real Food Challenge, Elect Animal-Friendly Representatives to Office, and More!


GW REAL FOOD CHALLENGE!

Join us in getting humane food at GW and sign the petition below!

Join the GW Real Food Coalition as we call on President Knapp to sign the Real Food Campus Commitment on Earth Day 2014!

With this pledge, J Street, GW Catering, GDub Java, Pellham Commons, and Zebi’s will agree to buy at least 20% of its food from “real” food sources annually by 2020, using its tremendous purchasing power to support a healthy food system that strengthens local economies, respects human rights, ensures ecological sustainability, and facilitates community involvement and education.

There is a growing consensus on college campuses on what makes food truly “good,” along with efforts across the country to get more local, organic and sustainable food on college campuses. The Commitment knits together these separate efforts into a supportive, productive network to move forward, together, towards purchasing more real food.

Sign the petition here
Like the Facebook page here

Get Involved with the League of Human Voters- DC!

The Mission of the League of Humane Voters® (LOHV) is to create, unite, and strengthen local political action committees, which work to enact animal-friendly legislation and elect candidates for public office who will use their votes and influence for animal protection.

Work with Jeremy Rosenberg, a senior at GW and representative with the LOHV, to get animal-friendly candidates in DC office! The DC mayoral, City Council and Shadow Representative elections will be on the ballot on April 1st. Contact the LOHV to get involved, campaign for animal-friendly candidates and/or lend your skills to helping the LOHV-DC grow: jeremy@lohv-dc.org.


March General Body Meeting and Screening ofForks over Knives!

On March 20th, we will be hosting our monthly body meeting! Come on out at 6:30 pm in MSSC 104. We would love for all of our members to be there and give us their great ideas for how to improve our amazing organization!

Our meeting this month happens to coincide with National Meat-Out Day! We be  featuring FREE vegan comfort food and lots of extra treats and goodies to celebrate the day! (Who doesn’t love free food?)

In keeping with the theme of eating a plant-based diet, we will be watching Forks over Knives. The film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

Come Join Us at Our Board Meetings

The Animal Advocates board would love to hear from you!

This Wednesday evening, February 26th, come join the board at their weekly meeting! Find us on the fourth floor of the Marvin Center talking events, food and advocacy at 7 pm. Let us know about any ideas you might have or events you’d like to work on. We want to hear from our members!


Save the Rock Creek Park Deer!

One of our newest initiatives that we have been working on is saving the deer of Rock Creek Park.

For 120 years, Rock Creek Park has been an oasis in the middle of a bustling capital city, providing refuge to visitors tired of the urban grind. Comprising fewer than five square miles, this small jewel has provided sanctuary to native wildlife, protecting the animals and their habitat from the encroachment of human development. This is a place given over to nature, and people have never been allowed to kill any of the native wildlife that lives there.

Until now.

For the first time in the history of Rock Creek Park, the National Park Service plans to kill native deer. This bloody cull – which involves baiting and shooting deer at close range – will occur over several years and will decimate the deer population, killing half of the deer in the first year alone. But there’s a better way. Reproductive controls can achieve the same result without the violence.

We’ve stopped the kill this year by filing an emergency litigation, but we need your help to stop it forever. Let’s keep Rock Creek Park safe. Let’s save the Rock Creek Park deer.

Fill out this National Park Service questionnaireaddressing the future of Rock Creek Park and tell them to stop killing the deer!

Stay tuned for more info from http://www.savetherockcreekparkdeer.com.  Get in touch with us if you want to find out more ways to help: gwanimaladvocates@gmail.com.

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