[Vermont Cynic]

Students for True Animal Rights (STAR), an animal rights group at UVM, have been working to expand their influence on campus and to promotevegan and local foods since the group was formed in 2002.

The group is currently gearing up for Earth Week, which they are kicking off on Monday, April 20 with a vegan potluck.

"Every year for Earth Week we do a vegan potluck to get people to eat more ecologically friendly and to show that you can eat vegan and it actually tastes good and it's not hard," Dana Demetrio, STAR's president, said.

"This year STAR is doing a vegan 'localvore' potluck and they are working with an eco-rep to create a potluck that is both vegan and made from local foods," Demetrio said.

They also have many other events in the works for Earth Week, including a movie night, tabling in front of the Bailey/Howe Library and an arts and craft and open microphone night, Demetrio said.


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