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Win a PETA Grocery Tote

Written by PETA | April 21, 2009

Thanks for all of your wonderful comments on this Win It Wednesday. The winners of the PETA Grocery Tote are Mariah Lacey, Joel A., and Alyson Paige Warren. Congratulations!

“Win It” Wednesday is coming a day early this week!

One of my favorite things about spring is getting to walk around outside without a jacket. The sun is out, there’s a gentle breeze, and the birds are chirping their hearts out. What better time to leave the car at home and stroll to the grocery store? You can save money on gas, conserve our limited resources, and enjoy the weather while getting a little exercise.

As long as we’re talking groceries, did you know that the easiest and most effective thing you can do to help save the world is to go vegetarian? What’s the second easiest thing? Stuffing all your yummy fruits and veggies into PETA’s canvas grocery tote, of course! So, in honor of “Meat’s Not Green” Week, we’re giving you the chance to win one free!

 

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How do you win? Just tell us what steps you’re taking to show the world that meat’s not green! Whether it’s passing out leaflets, talking to friends, or petitioning your school for vegetarian options, every bit helps. The three most creative comments will win our stylish and eco-friendly PETA grocery tote.

The contest ends on May 6, 2009, and we’ll choose three winners on May 8, 2009. Be sure to read our privacy policy and terms and conditions, as you’re agreeing to both by commenting. Check back every Wednesday for new prizes. Good luck!

Written by Lianne Turner

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  • Sonja Hilton says:

    I went vegan about a year ago. My daughters 19 and 14just turned vegetarian and my 14 year old has a couple of her friends going vegetarian also. At work I often bring in Vegan treats….

  • Dan says:

    What peta stands for to me is “LIFE” for all of earth’s creatures and by protecting this we are able to help the earth and all inhabitants sustain life and continue our eveloution into the future.I do not eat meat as I am meat myself and would not want someone to raise me for so they can eat me. Thanks peta

  • Andrea says:

    I’m actually teaching my children and they are passing the word onto their peers in the NEXT generation so that the fight will continue.

  • Ingrid says:

    I support PETA and we try to eat green veggies often. We have many meatless meals.

  • Sabine Blanch says:

    I grow my own vegetable garden some years it is just little some years it is bigger

  • Wendy Wallach says:

    My daughter has to do a position paper for ninth grade english studies. After much conversation we both came upon her topic ” Why people should be vegetarian”. No one to the teachers recollection has ever picked this topic. She is using PETA as a resource for information and tells her friends about each new and interesting bit of information that she learns. I think that although simple in theory she will have the biggest impact pverall with this project. madamerkf at aol dot com

  • georgie c says:

    We havent started using totes yet probably because no one else where we shop does is that a west coast type thing nowadays?

  • Kathryn Gutierrez says:

    nice

  • Lisa Koenig says:

    I pass out PETA business cards to McDonald’s every time I’m in there.

  • Beverley Justice says:

    We enjoy a vegetarian diet.

  • Dolores Olsen says:

    I do what I can when I can to show others that good food is not animals.My favorite all time expression is ” You are digging your grave with your teeth”.

  • JONI CHADWELL says:

    I belong to a TOPS weight loss group and I have been telling everyone how I have been eating more veggies and losing more weight. I also have been promoting veggie burgers as another way to substite meat

  • Amity JVetere says:

    Starting at home first with vegetarian meals!

  • d.e. manning says:

    I wait tables and very subtley with absolutely no confrontation or preaching try to steer people toward the available vegitarian optionsyou can’t force anyone to change but if they’re willing to try meatless alternatives and have a little gentle support and a good experience they may just continue on at least eating less meat. this isn’t going to change the world but i believe every little bit helps.

  • mary teneyck says:

    well my grocery totes aren’t holding up very well maybe because I’d shop more then most moms do its my down time from a house hold of kids and drum music every day from 2305pm so shopping takes my life away from drums please sign me up I’d can always use more totes

  • Gabriel J. says:

    I try to live Green as much as I can!

  • Tammy Jenkins says:

    I have written a research paper on the cruelty on factory farms for my college English II class. The information I’ve read has turned my husband and me into vegetarians. We now only use organic cagefree eggs and pastureraised organic milk. I do not understand the ignorance and apathy most people display towards this particular subject. Especially when what these factory farmed animals are being fed will no doubt affect those who eat them. You are what you eat after all.

  • Maxine Horrocks says:

    I’m proud to show the world what I believe in.

  • sheila k. says:

    I experiment with vegetarian recipes and share them with family friends and coworkers. One of my favorites is a black bean and corn salsa. Another is a quinoa salad that is to die for and no animal has to die to be part of the recipe. One of my favorite ways to entertain is hosting an all salad buffet on Sunday afternoons served with fresh rolls and peach butter. Divine. Truly the way to a man’s heart and a woman’s is through the stomach.

  • Samantha Sadler says:

    As of December I am living a vegan lifestyle. I cook meals for others to show that vegan meals can be tasty and easy to make. I distribute recipes at markets and informational brochures to try to show others that it’s easy more healthy and that we don’t need to kill animals to stuff our faces with.

  • Carla says:

    I just tell everyone that I’m a vegetarian and why”I don’t eat the dead flesh of my fellow creatures”.

  • Marianna says:

    I’m handing out flyers.

  • jan y koontz says:

    just to cool

  • Jessica H says:

    I’ve found the best way is cooking delicious fresh meals for my friends that don’t include meat. Showing them that they can eat meals that taste great on top of being healthier and crueltyfree has really helped to open their eyes. I even got a few of them into quinoa! Thanks so much for the great contest that’s such a neat tote bag for the farmer’s market!

  • Chelsea says:

    I’ve received some complimentary leaflets and stickers in the mail from PETA thanks so much! And been sure to pass them out and for anyone willing to listen educate people the best I could on animal rights issues. I force myself to watch videos and look at graphic pictures to solidify my feelings and compassion for animals.. That way it comes out when I speak. Also for my 21st birthday I asked that if my mom got me anything it only be PETA tshirts and she got me “Give Peas a Chance” and “I’m Scared of Needles Too.” I post blogs on my Facebook account regarding animal rights issues and have one on there referencing the PETA thoughts and theories of the Swine Flu ..along with referencing all page addresses. And I also have a blog of my own concerning my personal opinion on people giving away their companion animals to a “better” home due to them moving having a chewed up house etc.

  • Patrick says:

    I’m not entering this to win the tote bag. Just a suggestion for some fun and an awesome way to spark discussions! Do you have a pregnant friend? If so take her along and ask people in coffee shops if they would like a squirt or two? Bring along leaflets on the cruelty of milk to educate. I’ve been doing this a few times now. I think that people listen to your message so much more when you add a bit of shock value. All of your stories were very inspirational! Keep up the good work people. Until every cage is empty.

  • Steph says:

    I post articles on Facebook to help my friends learn the truth about meat. I’ve gone Veg for a almost 2 years and I always bring bags to the grocery store. I believe you need to lead by example.

  • Shaun says:

    I’m going to be 100 honest. I’m not VegetarianVegan. But I strongly beleive eating meat is wrong. And I’m working on it. I hope to one day become completely vegan. I know for a fact I’ll be healthier and the animals will be too. But it’s not just about my choice to stop eating meat. Whether I decide to stop. The factories are still mutating animals to fit their suffient needs. It’s not right. Especially the cows. I forgot what it’s called but they give the cows something to make them produce more milk. And this infection grows on the cow’s utter and they try to get rid of it with antibiotics. But the infection stuff still gets into your milk. Why should cows me made to produce more milk chicken’s made to be larger. It’s not right and it’s not natural. Animals are peaceful beings. And should be treated equally. I’m doing my best to support it. I tell my friends all the time. I make them question what they are puttin in there mouths. And realize how much suffering that animal went through to be your meal.

  • kathy says:

    I’ve asked the kiosk at my workplace to have more meatless entrees.

  • Barbara J says:

    I have neighbors over for dinners that do not include meat. It’s a hard sell living in a BBQ capital and having a neighbor who owns a grocery store that is known for it’s meat!

  • Tina says:

    Standing up to my whole family and not eating meat. Enlightening others that meat causes cancer. My dad died of it and he ate a lot of meat.

  • Lauren says:

    I keep informing friends and family about the earth damaging effects of eating meat. As a result my fiance and my family are eating about 75 less meat now than in the past I also have also converted a friend and my niece who loves to eat healthy meatless meals and practice kindness towards animals. I lead by example and by posting informative articles on my Facebook page right now is a good time for people to get the message that criticizing someone for driving a gasguzzler while you’re eating a hamburger is pretty hypocritical.

  • fay says:

    About 2 weeks ago i became a vegetarian and i have also printed out “Free Vegetarian Hugs” and taped it to my stomach. My best friend Madz became a vegetarian and is trying her best. I have also put videos on my myspace profile about to not wear leather and stop the Canadian Seal Slauter. Also i have put another video on my Myspace profile about why you SHOULD become a vegetarian it’s about how pigs get their tails chopped off and how they are taken away by their mothers when they are still young.

  • David Gresh says:

    I talk to my friends and neighbors about eating natural fruits and vegetables.

  • Linda says:

    I try to convince my friends and relatives to go vegan.

  • beth shepherd says:

    I always take vegan meals to get togethers and usually meat eaters love it better than their meat. Thank you tatertot374sbcglobal.net

  • Greta Kirby says:

    We have just started going vegan for at least a couple of days a week. So far we’re not missing the meat!

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