ourfoodprint.com has created a set of programs targeted specifically at clubs & other associations. This includes clubs such as Rotary & Lions, religious groups, recreational clubs, residential building societies, parent-teacher associations and any other form of groups of people who have come together for a common purpose. There are programs possible for every level of commitment - from simple information displays, one-off or periodic talks & documentary screenings and programs focused around specific events.
Are you an member of a club? Get in touch with your governing body and express your interest in holding awareness activities at your work place. Every club is constantly looking for new interesting activities for their members to participate in. By launching an awareness program in your club, you become an active and value-enhancing member of your group.
Below are some of the potential programs that you can launch starting today at your club.
Simple information displays
All club have notice boards and areas where it is possible to set up posters & other information material. Create your own poster or use one of the many posters available on this website (to be uploaded shortly) and display it in a easy to access place. Printing & putting up a poster is extremely easy to do, yet its potential outreach can be very large.
Ask permission from your governing body (if required) to send out periodic information mailers to your companies email groups. Again, either create your own or select from the many mailer templates available on this website (to be uploaded shortly). Always ensure, your mailers are informative & interesting for your target audience.
Talks & documentary screenings
Arrange for documentary screenings or talks at your club. Use marketing material effectively (flyers, posters, emails) to generate interest around the talk or demonstration. Often, your first few events may have limited participation. However, if you choose the right talks & demonstrations, word of mouth will ensure that audience participation increased in subsequent events. Try and create a periodic documentary screening or talk timetable, to take advantage of this effect.
Learn about best practices and things to keep in mind while conducting talks & documentary screenings:
Annual conferences, training and other events
All clubs host annual conferences and other events which get together a bunch of people onto a common platform. These are ideal platforms for a range of awareness activities. Set up posters at appropriate locations for people to browse through during their breaks. Contact you governing body, and see if it is possible to hold a talk or screen a documentary at these events.
Perhaps the most effective way to spread the message, is to include a number of vegan options during meals (or have a purely vegan meal). This works most effectively when: (a) you focus on vegan foods that are alternatives to traditional animal products (b) have a dedicated section for vegan foods so people can know they are trying something new (c) have information on display with relation to the animals saved, health improved and positive environmental impact by substituting animal products by plant based foods.
Ask for permission to set up a stall at these events - you can use your stall for poster displays, as an area for people interested to seek more information, to host games / competitions to generate interest or perhaps to sell yummy vegan food options.