Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy World Vegan Day 2011 :-)

To celebrate World Vegan Day 2011, the Invercargill Vegan Society (INVSOC) planted a memorial tree -  67 years since Donald Watson coined the term "vegan", and the first Vegan Society were founded in 1944.

Our greatest thanks to Invercargill Parks and Reserves for helping us remember this great day :-)  The tree chosen is a Kauri  ("cow-reee"), a New Zealand native which grows to be very, very big!

From all the Vegans in Invercargill, New Zealand - Happy World Vegan Day! :-)

Also, try our World Vegan Day episode, featuring over 30 vegan voices from around the world :-)  Episode 67 "World Vegan Day 2011"

*** UPDATE  September 2012 ***

Our Tree was visited by Wellington Vegan Julie Gunn, of radio show "Animal Rights and Wrongs"


  1. What wonderful symbolism that veganism is taking root!

  2. Jordan, besides the tree being planted which is a beautiful symbol for planting seeds of change and "veganism taking root" thanks Barbara, the plaque is just amazing! You are truly inspiring J. Thanks for everything you do!

  3. Looks very impressive Jordan,I love your enthusiasm

  4. I love it! It would be nice to see other abolitionist Vegans plant trees in other parts of the world.
    Veronique nicole Perrot.


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