BVS does educational outreach at community events around Boston and beyond. We do information tables at events at the State House, at culinary expos, at children’s expos, at environmental festivals, at college and university events, and at Earth Day festivals. BVS participates in a variety of heath and green fairs, walk-a-thons, fund-raiser fairs for animal charities, and other events.
BVS has a Facebook page with items of interest to the local veg community, such as veg restaurant openings, and relevant breaking local and national news about health, the environment, and animals.
Ads Promoting Vegetarianism
BVS runs ads promoting vegetarianism in the metro region mass transit. We do interior ads on MBTA subway cars and buses, big station platform ads, and six foot wide exterior ads on bus tails. These draw people to the How To Go Veg and other resource pages on our website. Here is a sampling of email responses to the ads:
“The ads are beyond awesome. They are so cool that my heart stops when I see them.”
“I just want to congratulate you on the really great BVS ads I’ve been seeing on the T recently. The ad was so wonderfully worded and so friendly and professional-looking. I remember thinking: man, if I weren’t already a vegetarian this would really entice me to go there. Really wonderful – BVS is being of great service to animals and the environment and to the world.”
“I LOVE what you guys are doing and the work you put out there is already top notch for a group with small resources. The design and copy of the MBTA ads are great — simple to understand, benefits focused, and has a clear Call To Action.”
“I saw your poster on the T and I thought it was AWESOME!!! I hope it brings many to a better way of life for themselves, and for the animals.”
Media Coverage of Vegetarian Issues
BVS actively seeks media coverage of vegetarian issues, and frequently serves as a resource for local, regional, and national television, radio, and print media. For example, BVS was interviewed for these Boston Globe articles:
- It’s the ‘Year of the Vegan’ so here are the basics
- This vegan ‘meat’ is impossibly popular
- With more menus going meatless, could the future of dining be on course for change?
- Peter Singer, a foremost philosopher on animal rights, is featured speaker at annual Boston Veg Food Fest
- NYC-based vegan pizzeria Double Zero to open on Newbury Street
- The 26th Boston Veg Food Fest is bringing in speakers from around the globe
- PlantPub is coming to the Fenway this spring
6 Questions: Read a Q & A with BVS and the Boston Globe.
- The Sun Chronicle: Who needs meat? For some Attleboro area restaurants going vegan means more customers
- WBUR/NPR: Cow Burps Drive Global Warning. Scientists Think Feeding Them Seaweed Could Help
Information About Vegetarianism
BVS provides information and resources to callers of all kinds—students doing term papers, foreign visitors seeking veg contacts, parents seeking advice on cooking for veg kids, diners seeking restaurant recommendations, aspiring vegetarians seeking guidance, and more.
BVS does display windows in stores and in some local public libraries.