The vegan club at USC focuses on healthy lifestyles while serving up some homemade vegan goodies

USC Clover events are mouth-watering

If you haven't checked out the vegan club, USC Clover, you are missing out…especially on their goodies. They make vegan cheesecake – every flavor you can imagine – pumpkin spice lattes, and vegan ice cream, just to name a few.

USC Clover started in the Spring semester with a goal of educating people about a healthy plant-based lifestyle. Although they have only been on campus for a semester, Clover is already making a difference with their animal-friendly events. Such events have attracted sign-ups from over 500 students.

                                                                                                             Credit: Jennifer Cui

Credit: Jennifer Cui

After a merger with the Animal Rights Association and the Vegan Vegetarian Club, Clover now has an even bigger following. Together, the three clubs focus on bridging the gap between healthy lifestyles, animal protection rights, and environmentalism.

Clover even collaborates with PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, by organizing volunteer events and giveaways. Some of the favorite giveaways this semester included vegan pumpkin spice lattes, and animal cruelty-free makeup.

Pumpkin Spice Latte event                                Credit: Srivathsan Jayaraman

Pumpkin Spice Latte event Credit: Srivathsan Jayaraman

Clover even encourages meat lovers to get involved.

"Our focus is to educate people about plant-based diets and on a healthy lifestyle," Jennifer Cui, founder of USC Clover said. "We are reaching out to a broad selection of people, not just vegans."

Clover helps students cut down their meat consumption using the Reducetarian Project, originally founded by Brian Kateman. The 30-day project focuses on eating less animal products for the preservation of the environment, for personal health, and for animal welfare.

In addition, they also strive to bring more vegan friendly products to grocery stores like Ralphs, Trader Joe's, and Smart and Final, to make vegan products available to a wider audience of consumers. To do so, they are connecting vegan product suppliers to these stores.

Cui also recently started her own vegan bakery called Zen Cafe and Bakery that serves baked goods like plain banana bread, cacao nibs banana bread, rice crispies, pies, cookies and custom ordered cakes!

Vegan friendly Icecream                                                       Credit: Jennifer Cui

Vegan friendly Icecream Credit: Jennifer Cui

Intriguing? Keep Clover in your list…or at least make their mouth-watering vegan ice cream your phone wallpaper, whichever entices you.

PS: Try it before it melts!

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