Brownie Recipe

Hey Everyone! We had such a great time at the Earth Day Festival, the brownies we gave out were a hit! Sue told me how popular they were last year, she was not kidding! At least 20 people asked for the recipe, so here it is: Brownie Recipe

Don’t forget to come out this Friday, April 27th to Your Pie Pizza for a Carrot Mob. We will be meeting there at 6:30PM to socialize and eat some yummy vegan pizza. Hope to see you there.

Wilmington Vegan May Potluck – 5/19 @ 6pm

Bring you favorite Latin American inspired dishes to the May potluck! Tacos, enchiladas, fried plantains, tamales, arepas, pupusas, ceviche, fajitas, pasteles, flan, guacamole, etc. My mouth is watering!! I can’t wait!!

The purpose of this event is to make (or purchase) a new or favorite dish to share with others, get together and socialize, and enjoy samples of the yummy vegan dishes everyone brings. Please bring a good amount of food to share and extra if there’s more than one in your party.

Bring a list of ingredients along with your dish (or even better, the recipe!) Remember: this is a vegan safe-space event and DISHES MUST BE 100% VEGAN, with no flesh from other earthlings, no milk from animals, no eggs, no honey, no chicken stock, and so on. Please ask if you have any questions. Please also bring YOUR OWN UTENSILS, BOWL, PLATE and drink. This is a 100% WASTE-FREE EVENT which means we are not generating any trash. Please bring only reusable items, no paper or plastic. Alcohol is permitted.

Our potlucks take place at the Kitchen & Lounge Community Building at South Front Apartments. Use the gate located on Greenfield Street at 2nd Street, across the street from Satellite Bar. PARKING: Drive straight in all the way to the end of the road and turn right to find parking. Parking is permitted only in the spaces without numbers. After parking, walk over to the lounge located at the center of the complex. The lounge entrance is on the opposite
side (facing Front St).

What: Wilmington Vegan Potluck
Where: Kitchen & Lounge at South Front Apartments (1400 S 2nd St, Wilmington, NC 28401)
When: Saturday, May 19th, 6 pm
RSVP: Not required and This event is open to the public – all are welcome

Wilmington Vegan Celebration!

Wilmington Vegan Celebration – All-Vegan Hot Bar at Tidal Creek!
Celebrate Wilmington Vegan and welcome your new group leaders!!
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1550078498445048/

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE WILMINGTON VEGAN FOUNDER:

It has been my pleasure to have been the leader of Wilmington Vegan for the past several years. I could never have imagined it would grow this big or be such a significant force for good. We’ve had numerous wonderful social events including monthly potlucks, happy hours, and “Carrot Mobs.” We’ve set up our outreach tables at so many community events such as the Wilmington Earth Day Festival and Fire in the Pines. We have repeatedly published the Wilmington Vegan Restaurant and Community Guide, making it easier for both locals and tourists to find vegan eats in Wilmington (as well as encouraging dialog between restaurants and the community). And of course, the Facebook group and the Wilmington Vegan website have been the hubs that made it effortless for people to find their community.

But things have changed in my life and it’s time for me to hand over my leadership to someone new. I am absolutely thrilled to announce to you that the new leader of Wilmington Vegan is Reva Kelly. For those of you who don’t know her, you will find that she is intelligent, kind, and passionate about veganism. She is a true fighter for animal liberation. And (drum roll please) she will be bringing us the first Wilmington Vegan Food Bus!!

Reva’s new role is Executive Director of Wilmington Vegan (and she will be pursuing our non-profit status to make this official). Autumn Butler is coming on as Assistant Executive Director. Board members will be announced at a later date.

I am incredibly happy about these changes and I can already see that Wilmington Vegan is moving up to the next level. Get ready because a lot of amazing changes are about to happen in your community!! Now you must come celebrate this major event with us on Saturday, March 3rd, 4pm, at Tidal Creek. Enjoy an all-vegan hot bar! Talk about upcoming projects or just come to socialize and have fun!

~ Sue Cag

Resist Horse-Drawn Carriages in Wilmington

For the past 30 years, a horse-drawn trolley has operated in downtown Wilmington. Now the city is considering granting permits to a new business that wishes to bring more horses downtown in the form of “romantic” horse-drawn hansom cab rides.

Resist Horse-Drawn Carriages in Wilmington is a newly formed group whose short-term mission is to prevent the expansion of horse-drawn vehicles in the Port City, and to see this type of transportation disappear from Wilmington entirely in the long-term.

Horse-drawn carriages are a relic from times past, when animals were essentially used as “machines” to perform difficult work. Now in 2018, these carriages are a novelty item in many high-traffic tourist locations, including Wilmington’s historic downtown district. Fortunately, more and more people are recognizing the fact that horse-drawn carriages—a bygone relic of ages past that are neither safe, humane, nor romantic —do not belong anywhere, and certainly not on crowded urban streets.

In city after city, horse-drawn carriages have been involved in accidents, resulting in injury and even death to horses, drivers, passengers, and pedestrians alike. Even in the absence of accidents, horse-drawn carriages are cruel to the animals, who are forced to walk on pavement and breathe traffic fumes from morning to night.

The mayor and city councilors have heard from the company wishing expand horse carriages in Wilmington. Now they need to hear from those who oppose such expansion. To sign up to speak at future city council meetings, learn more about the issue, and join others in keeping horses and humans safe downtown, visit Resist Horse-Drawn Carriages in Wilmington online at www.resisthdc.wordpress.com or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/groups/resisthdc).

CAFOs Have Got to Go! – Saturday, February 24th

NCFAS

Organized by NC Farmed Animal Save (in partnership with Cape Fear Riverwatch, Clean Cape Fear, Women Organizing for Wilmington, and Grandmothers for Peace)

Right upstream from Wilmington there are billions of gallons of pig feces, urine, and blood being sprayed into the air of Duplin County residents. These pigs are kept in horrendous conditions, most with barely enough room to move. Laws have been passed limiting the damages residents affected by this destructive industry can receive. Let us unite against animal agriculture, an industry destroying the planet and the lives of so many.

Watch Democracy Now’s informative story: https://youtu.be/eyAFNV4Afgw

What: CAFOS Have Got To Go
Where: Intersection of College Rd. and Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC
When: Saturday, February 24th, 4:00pm
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1879702065693298/
RSVP: Not required and this event is open to the public – all are welcome