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Halt climate change before it is too late by choosing plant foods over animals: research & talk preparation.
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The Invitation

Recently I received an invitation by a woman who operates a feedlot in Western Nevada to speak on a panel at an educational event, which takes place on March 8, the day before their annual bull sale. She has asked me to represent my perspective on climate change and the contributions of animal agriculture to climate change on a panel, which includes a climate change skeptic and a climate researcher who promotes animal agriculture intensification. She has told me the crowd of approximately 200 will be mostly cattle producers (75%) and locals (25%), and will disagree with my vegan philosophy but she assured me that the discussion will be professionally moderated, affable and the crowd will be courteous.

When the organizer saw on my personal website that I can sing she asked me if I would perform the national anthem at this event. She explained that ranchers are an incredibly patriotic group and to have me sing what they consider the most important song in the nation, will create a positive first impression. She added that she was not trying to get them to agree with me – she wants them to listen to me and really understand my perspective.

Music and Art

I feel that this is a very unique opportunity. I will be the lone vegan and I need more than facts and figures to reach my audience. I will do this with music and art. 

There is something magical about music, and singing.  Communication on a deep level is possible through song. In the next few weeks I will be preparing to sing AND create my interpretation of the Star Spangled Banner, exploring various emotional perspectives in order to make a powerful impression during my performance.

"A picture is worth a thousand words." 

In order to engage the audience I will take important points from my research and create graphic art, using Photoshop and photography, to include in my Keynote slide presentation: simple images with a powerful message that everyone can understand.

This is where you come in. The Lone Vegan needs your support!  All funds will go entirely towards vocal preparation of the Star Spangled Banner and producing the presentation for this challenging audience: vocal coaching, research materials, photography, graphic art design. 

Please donate today.  Your contribution is tax deductible and every dollar counts!

Risks and challenges

The research and talk preparation must be completed for the event on March 8 in Nevada. I see this as a great opportunity to be heard in front of a challenging audience. The more support we receive, the better research and preparation we can do and the greater impact we can have on the audience. After this event we will continue to improve the talk and make as many presentations in the near future as possible.

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    SPECIAL THANKS and we'll send you a personalized POSTER POSTCARD of THE LONE VEGAN, Caryn Hartglass. Plus you'll be listed on the REAL website as a donor.

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    THE LONE VEGAN AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH — Get an 8x10 color photo autographed & personalized by THE LONE VEGAN, Caryn Hartglass. (Frame not included) and you'll be listed on the REAL website as a donor.

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    THE LONE VEGAN SINGS THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER — Get the autographed CD of Caryn Hartglass singing the National Anthem and you'll be listed on the REAL website as a donor.

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    THE LONE VEGAN will send you an audio copy of the talk she will give to 200 Cattle Ranchers and you'll be listed on the REAL website as a donor.

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    THE LONE VEGAN will send you a signed copy of the the talk she will give to 200 Cattle Ranchers. Comes with your choice of one of the $25 level rewards.

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    THE LONE VEGAN will send you a signed copy of the the talk she will give to 200 Cattle Ranchers PLUS the audio copy of the talk PLUS the recording of the National Anthem sung by Caryn Hartglass and you'll be listed on the REAL website as a donor.

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    Meet Caryn Hartglass for tea, coffee or a green juice in a Manhattan cafe. You'll also be listed on the REAL website as a donor.
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    Have a one hour voice lesson with Caryn Hartglass. You'll also be listed on the REAL website as a donor.
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    THE LONE VEGAN will send you a combo pack of the National Anthem recording, the REAL Holiday Food Shows DVD, signed hard copy of the talk and the audio, and THE LONE VEGAN autographed photograph. Plus you'll be listed on the REAL website as a donor.

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    You get a guided grocery shopping tour and lunch on us in Manhattan with Caryn Hartglass at one of her favorite vegan restaurants. (Travel and accommodations to New York and store purchases not included). Plus you'll be listed on the REAL website as a donor.

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    Dinner with THE SWINGIN' GOURMETS — You and your guest will join Hartglass & De Mattei, The Swingin' Gourmets for dinner (appetizer, main dish, dessert, 1 beverage) in Manhattan's elegant restaurant, Candle 79. (Travel and accommodations to New York not included.) Plus you'll be listed on the REAL website as a donor.

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    Caryn Hartglass will give her climate change talk to your organization or group. (Travel and accommodations outside the tristate area not included.) Plus you'll be listed on the REAL website as a donor.

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    Caryn Hartglass will give a concert and her climate change talk to your organization or group. (Travel not included if outside the tristate area.) Plus you'll be listed on the REAL website as a donor.

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    FOOD DEMO AND DINNER: Have The Lone Vegan and her side dish Tofu over for dinner. They will come to your home, show you how to cook while preparing a 6-course vegan dinner for you and your guests (total of 8 people) (Travel and accommodations outside the tristate area not included.) Plus you'll be listed on the REAL website as a donor.

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    HOLIDAY CELEBRATION FEAST: Have The Swingin’ Gourmets, Hartglass & De Mattei come to your home and make an unforgettable vegan feast for you and your guests (up to 8 people) for Thanksgiving, Christmas or a very special occasion and sing for you. We will prepare a customized menu just for you. (Travel and accommodations outside the tristate area not included.)

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    FOOD DEMO AND BARBECUE: Have The Swingin’ Gourmets, Hartglass & De Mattei come to your home and recreate their REAL American Barbecue with Lentil Burgers, Barbecue Tempeh Slabs, Chickpea Flour Crepes, Pesto Grilled Vegetables, Tofu Skewers with Sundried Tomato Satays and Strawberry Shortcake. They will come to your home, show you how to cook and prepare a complete barbecue dinner for you and your guests (total of 20 people) and sing for you too. (Travel and accommodations outside the tristate area not included.) Plus you'll be listed on the REAL website as a donor.

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