I’m Ari Evergreen, living in Ithaca, New York. I started this site in August 2009, in an attempt to help raise the visibility of the vegan community in this area; it was called Vegan Ithaca. Since then, I’ve learned that I’d rather not try to represent anyone else or define veganism for others, and I don’t like worrying about what’s “vegan enough” to share under that title. So, now this site is more clearly coming from just my perspective. You can find other Ithaca-area animal allies listed on this page.
In January 2014, I changed the site’s name yet again, from the more personal Living a Vegan Life in Ithaca to the broader, more intersectional The Eutopian. This more clearly reflects the site’s expanding focus on sustainability, anti-capitalism, anti-racism, intersectional ecofeminism, and other issues.
I hope to continue to learn, so please take anything I write here with a grain of salt, and know that in the future, I might be writing something very different. In the meantime, this is where I’m at and what I have to humbly offer, right now. As the Buddha said, please be sure to do your own research and come to your own conclusions.
In the media
Thanks to the following folks for speaking with me about animal rights, anti-capitalism, sustainability, and other utopian topics – and for publishing my words / art!
- “Your Shoes”, Vegan Soapbox, October 17th, 2010
- “Reducing Suffering Through Provocative Art”, Our Hen House, October 15, 2010
- Mentioned in comments on “Frugality/Simple Living/Low-Impact Blogs From A Vegan Perspective?”, Vegans of Color, September 13, 2009
- “Vegan Pet Food: Is It OK To Raise A Cat Vegan?”, The Huffington Post, April 25, 2009 (UPDATE)
- “Can My Pet Be a Vegan Like Me?”, ABC News, April 8, 2009 (UPDATE)
- “Ecotopia”, Forbes.com, April 10, 2008 (UPDATE)
- “Dumbo visits Dumbo”, Immediated, October 2, 2007
- “Wedding I Dids”, GO Magazine, March 2007