VSS electronic newsletter 6 January 2006
VSS eNewsletter 6 January 2006
VSS’s online Chinese New Year greetings card is now ready, in time to send people before they load up on meat for the holiday. The card is on the VSS Downloads page of the VSS website:
Please send the card to family members, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. And, feel free to personalize it.
The VSS cookbook, New Asian Traditions, was featured in the December issue of the Association of Dutch Businessmen in Singapore ’s magazine. The issue is now online at http://www.adb.org.sg/en_magazine_latest.htm, pages 21-22. The article features two recipes from the book. You can buy the VSS cookbook at most bookstores, such as Popular, but please call ahead to make sure that it is in stock.
New Green Pastures is an organic veg restaurant that has been supporting VSS by placing a donation can near the soup urn, where customers can help themselves to soup to go along with the meals they order. A sign encourages those who take soup to make a donation to VSS. The restaurant is located at the vegetarian oasis of Fortune Centre, at #04-22, Tel: 63368755, HP: 94512799.
If you know other veg outlets that might display a VSS donation can, please contact info@.... Money is needed for our education work. For instance, this weekend, we are packing another 10,000 copies of the VSS VCD for free distribution. Contact us if you’d like to help distribute the VCD. For instance, one couple took VCDs to distribute at their wedding dinner. We do ask a donation for large quantities of the VCD.
The Green Teacher (http://www.greenteacher.com) is a magazine, published in Toronto , for teachers who want to include environmental education in their teaching. A VSS member has been asked to write an article about why and how to integrate vegetarianism into environmental education. If you are a teacher (or you know a teacher) who includes veg issues in their teaching, please share your ideas for possible inclusion in the article by writing to info@.... Also, if you are a teacher and would like to invite a VSS speaker or to use VSS materials (print or video), please let us know.
Do you have ideas for venues, such as restaurants or cafés, that would like to take a turn to display the sculpture? You can visit the statue and the accompanying display panel online at http://www.vegetarian-society.org/revamp/html/index.php?module=Static_Docs&func=view&f=worldhunger.htm.
Kampung Senang (http://www.kg-senang.org.sg) is hosting a Mini Organic Food Fair on Sat, 7 Jan, 11am-2pm at the Whole Child Nurture Centre at 17J Jalan Hock Chye, 6289.4298. Find out about this Waldorf-inspiring early childhood education centre which serves the children organic vegetarian food. VSS will be participating.
C.S. Lewis, whose book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, is now a hit movie, had strong views about the way we treat our fellow animals:
January 17 (Tue) and 19 (Thu) are the dates for two evening classes about how to prepare raw food. The classes feature two professional chefs from the U.S. Here are brief bios:
Robert Ferrari has worked at both the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach , California . He has established himself as a premier Raw Food Chef with his innovative gourmet cuisine. Robert has the ability to transform fresh organic produce into stunning Raw Food creations.
Gail Ferrari grew up in the restaurant business with her family. When health problems occurred due to overeating, Gail turned towards eating healthy and healing foods. She became a Raw Food chef after taking her training in Oregon , and has healed herself from high blood pressure and lost 59lbs.
For details: ourplaceinternational@... or Qiuying at 9100.0443 or Susie at 9637.6020.
Looks like Asian vegetarians are very sociable folks. Asia is hosting two vegetarian congresses this year. The first, the Asian Vegetarian Congress, will be held in March in Thailand : http://www.siamsewana.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=861#861. The second, the World Vegetarian Congress, will be held in India in September: http://www.ivu.org/congress/2006.
The current issue of Health & Fitness magazine, available at selected bookshops and magazine kiosks, features an article on M. Rameshon, Singapore ’s marathon record holder and a proud vegetarian. The magazine mentions a website, Singapore Runners Resource, set up by Rameshon’s Hwa Chong students: http://www.chs.edu.sg/~y03chs377/SRR/index_content.html. There, you can read and listen to an interview with Rameshon and find out much more about success in running and in life.
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