Bonnie Goodman, Hard Core Activism with a Gentle Touch

For nearly a decade, Bonnie Goodman has been a vegan activist fighting environmental degradation, world hunger, and animal suffering in the small ranching town of Livingston, Montana.

Bonnie’s tireless educational outreach features fun and friendly events that locals and Yellowstone tourists both enjoy.  With her project “Live and Let Livingston”, Bonnie hosts vegan potlucks that are open to the public, travels to nearby towns to distribute vegan fliers, and organizes a “Veggie Pride” float for the Rodeo Parade. Bonnie also shares a lending library of cookbooks, provides delicious free vegan food at various events, teaches cooking demos, hands out massaged kale salad and recipes at the annual health fair, and is active in engaging students at nearby universities.

Bonnie explains, “It’s a way to live with kindness everyday. Those who want to make compassion the foundation of their lifestyle will want to consider veganism, because it’s a win-win-win: for people, animals, and the environment! It’s my goal to guide the “veg-curious” along their way, and to help vegans find a sense of community.

For more information visit Live and Let Livingston, on Facebook or Vegans Rock Montana on MeetUp.

GRANT AWARD DATE: May 25, 2015