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Make every day Earth Day

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By Elana Kirshenbaum, VegFund’s fall 2012 intern For many activists, veganism is a way of life that extends far beyond our food choices. It’s a philosophy of living that embraces compassion and reverence for all species. And since we have reverence for all species, it’s important to consider how our choices impact the planet we share. When buying materials for events, concerns of price are always a factor, but what about the costs to the air, forests, rivers, oceans and wildlife caused by sourcing ingredients...

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Motivation and behavior change

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As the holidays approach, many people are starting to think about their New Year’s resolutions. But, what motivates people to make these changes, and what factors enable people to sustain them? The Nutrition & Health Foundation, an organization that aims to inspire a healthier society in Ireland, conducted over 600 in-depth interviews that help answer those questions. Their report, entitled Motivational Aspects of Behavioural Change, presents findings that can inform vegan outreach strategies. Specifically, their study aimed to address: What motivated people to make changes to...

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