On May 24th, Heidi, Vicki, and Nick set up a little exhibit in the seating area of the Tucson COOP. Vicki even had the wonderful idea to have a running slideshow in the background. Before we left we were able to give a stack of stickers, buttons, and wallet cards to the cashiers in order to get our word out. Events like this are likely to be common next semester as it is the perfect opportunity to get our word out on a street as popular to University students as Fourth Ave.
Safari Night was a huge hit! This event allowed us to put the Malayan Sun Bear in the spotlight as a victim of the palm oil industry and gave parents the incentive to eagerly grab our wallet cards. Caitlin and I even had time to get our faces painted and try out some of the health food snacks at the table next to ours.The palm-oil-free candy (dum-dums, tootsie rolls, York) was a great way to get kids and their parents over to the booth.
In honor of RAN's day of action in an effort to get PEPSICO to improve their policies, today was a successful day at Reid Park Zoo for Endangered Species Day with Stacey, Kim, Caitlin, Vicki, and Nick. Here we are in front of the gibbon exhibit where we had an orangutan mask and coloring page craft area as well as a platform for a lot of good poster board info. Most importantly it was our first chance to premier our new wallet card to the public. And for those with a sweet tooth, we had lots of palm oil free candy!!!