EUGENE, Ore. - Lin Silvan and her husband had a hard time finding information on the vegan lifestyle when they retired, so they took matters into their own hands, dedicating their lives and their retirement to educating others.
They set up the Eugene Veg Education Network, or EVEN. It is a non-profit organization with a simple mission: make transitioning into a vegan lifestyle as easy as possible for people.
"It's more peaceful, it's more healthful, everyone benefits," says Silvan, "It's a win for everybody."
Not everyone agrees or is interested in a vegan lifestyle, so in order to help spread the word they held a Share Fair inside the McNail-Riley House. Putting together a collection of all things veg. From meatless meat, cookies made with potato starch and even make-up, they had a little bit of everything.
Every magazine, pamphlet and recipe is provided free of charge by EVEN to anyone interested in learning more.