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Says that it is vegetarian org, and its purpose is to promote vegetarianism and provide support for people who choose to go veg. Nothing about environmentalism in the constitution. Yes, vegetarianism may help the environment, but other things help the environment too, that having nothing to do with vegetarianism, and in actuality, earthsave promotes these too, not just vegetarianism.<br><br><br><br>
My local chapter:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://li.earthsave.org/mainframe.html" target="_blank">http://li.earthsave.org/mainframe.html</a><br><br><br><br>
While personally I think the history and politics of garbage is very interesting, it isn't really related to vegetarianism at all.<br><br><br><br>
I am not going to pick on the fact that many of the ads are not related to vegetarianism, let them get ads wherever they can, as long as they aren't anti-vegetarianism. But to go down the page: "Turn the Tide" is not related to promoting vegetarianism and is not related to giving vegetarians support for their lifestyle.<br><br><br><br>
My personal interest is in vegan support orgs, not environmental politics. Not that I am against environmental politics, I just find earthsave to be slightly deceptive, promoting environmentalism, and considering vegetarianism to be a <b>part</b> of environmentalism, while claiming to be soley a vegetarianism promotion and support group. The members apparently are mostly all environmental-clique people. I'd bet lots of them aren't even vegetarians. You don't have to be to be a member; you don't even have to be trying to be, or even wish to be. Apparently anyone who isn't voted to be outcast, can be a member..
 

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<a href="http://www.earthsave.org/support/" target="_blank">http://www.earthsave.org/support/</a><br><br><br><br>
A link to the by-laws is listed on this page.
 

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Note: Earthsave holds some nice potlucks in areound my region, one in Portland every month and another in the outer reaches of Portland. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> About 99% of all the dishes there were vegan!! Lots and lots of variety, for free, just bring yer own dish.<br><br><br><br>
For that I personally like earthsave. Yeah, it is a bit silly, but evironmentalism is linked to vegeterianism sooooo....
 

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In Chicago our EarthSave chapter does a lot more for vegetarian support and animal rights than any other vegetarian group in the area. So I like them.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">The members apparently are mostly all environmental-clique people. I'd bet lots of them aren't even vegetarians. You don't have to be to be a member; you don't even have to be trying to be, or even wish to be. Apparently anyone who isn't voted to be outcast, can be a member..</div>
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I haven't found any of your generalizations to be true. All of the members I've met have been vegetarians. The monthly pot-luck dinners are strictly vegan (and they ask that you bring a list of ingredients in case someone has alergies to something, or considers something to be non-vegan that you don't). The speakers at the meetings and pot-lucks have nearly all spoke on vegetarianism and/or animal rights. I haven't met any members that I would describe as environmental-clique types. EarthSave is a vegetarian group first and an environmentalist group second. But the second part of your statement is true, you don't have to be a member to come to any of their meetings. They are not an exclusive member-only secret organization. I don't think they try to decieve anyone about their mission or objectives.
 
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