For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Share 2:33 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Stories Adam Hicks said six years ago when he adopted a plant-based diet, the dinner table at Thanksgiving was not the most inviting place.“At first, I was the only one in my family. But as they saw the benefits with me, like, I lost 90 pounds; I haven’t been sick in years,” he said.His diet inspired both of his brothers to stop eating meat and other animal products. Hicks said while he’s still working on his parents, things have come a long way.“So now our Thanksgiving is mostly, if not all, vegan now. So it’s pretty easy nowadays,” Hicks said.Meat alternatives like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat are growing in popularity, even in Atlanta. But will that trend ever catch on for Thanksgiving where turkey has been a centerpiece for generations?At least one Thanksgiving meal in Atlanta was meat-free. It happened last Saturday at West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta.The dinner was meant to provide a Thanksgiving meal for families in need and was organized by several community organizations in Atlanta. It was also meant to give people the chance to experience a meat-free Thanksgiving. The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, was also part of the dinner.Pumpkin Pie, Stuffing, Cranberries and…Tofurkey?On the surface, this meal had all the trappings of a traditional Thanksgiving, save for the tofurkey. That’s tofu prepared like a turkey. There was also stuffing, gravy and pumpkin pieJeanine Driscoll is a meat eater who was giving this vegan Thanksgiving a try.“I like chicken. I’m sorry, I like meat, I can’t help that,” Driscoll said. “But it’s interesting. This was very interesting, and the cranberry was pretty good.”Alyssa Green’s friend invited her to the meal. She’s not vegan, but does skip meat from time to time for a different reason.“I think that a lot of vegan recipes are actually easier to make than recipes that include meat,” said Green. “And as someone who is not a very skilled cook, it’s easier for me to do that.”Hip hop producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri helped serve vegan Thanksgiving meals on Nov. 23 in Atlanta. (Emil Moffatt/WABE)Hip hop producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri helped serve the meals. He’s vegan and a spokesman for PETA. He sees Atlanta slowly offering more options for those with plant-based diets.“You know, you gotta think, 14 years ago, when I became a vegan, it was really no places in Atlanta for me to eat,” Dupri said. “I would really have to go to different places to find food.”Dupri said he wants to help educate people about veganism. He said Thanksgiving – a time when friends and families gather around the table to eat – is a good time to do that.
← Call for Papers: Video Games and Insightful Gameplay April 23, 2015 Published by michal Student-led Business Start up Competition for Schools Around the World Public Call for Participation in the WEB4YES Training for Development of Entrepreneurial and Business Skills Share 0 Deadline: 5 June, 2015 (extended)Open to: schools around the worldPrizes: cash prizes of up to $5000DescriptionThe School Enterprise Challenge is a student-led, business start-up competition for schools around the world. This is a free competition guides and supports teachers and students to set up real school businesses. Students develop essential skills in business and entrepreneurship in a practical, fun and innovative way. The competition helps schools generate extra income for their school, or a social cause of their choice.EligibilityAll schools around the world are eligible to apply.PrizesSchool benefitsequipment like cameras and laptops, places at our international conference and cash prizes of up to $5000;International recognition as an entrepreneurial school;An opportunity to raise extra income for school costs;Schools become part of a global community and link with other schools around the world.Teachers benefitsProfessional development opportunities- improved CV and job prospects;Easy to follow lesson plans and resources;Special inspirational teaching prize.Students benefitsStudents learn workplace skills like problem-solving, communication,teamwork and the self-confidence and aspiration to reach their full potential in life;Special enterprising student prize.How to applyTo register, please fill out this online application. For more information, please check the official web-page D-Prize Challenges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Pocket Tweet Swedish Institute Management Program Northern Europe 2020 Similar Stories Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. +1 LinkedIn 0 Reddit Journalism Internship at [email protected], France →
It was a big day for the Harvard men’s lacrosse team this past Saturday (April 5). The Crimson club, after all, was in the enviable position of playing the first-ever lacrosse game at Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium (along with league rival Cornell). There, in the enormous 68,000-seat venue, Harvard and Cornell attracted 2,705 lacrosse fans — roughly four times the number of the Crimson’s standard Jordan Field crowd.On the field, though, the eighth-ranked Big Red spoiled Harvard’s big day in a big way, building a six-goal lead at the half to ultimately overwhelm the Crimson, 11-7. The loss marked Harvard’s fourth in as many games, dropping the men to 4-5 overall (0-2 Ivy).Max Motschwiller ’09 of Harvard tallied the go-ahead goal at 12:25 of the first quarter, before Cornell rattled off seven unanswered goals in the first and second quarters to build an 8-2 advantage. A balanced effort in the second half helped Harvard put together a scoring frenzy of its own. All told, four Crimson players, including freshman Dean Gibbons (who also picked up a game-high three assists), notched a goal in the closing minutes to help Harvard close the gap to four goals before the final whistle.Next up, the Crimson take on Princeton (5-4; 2-0 Ivy) at Harvard Stadium April 12. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.