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Million Dollar Vegan

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About the campaign Million Dollar Vegan is a campaign seeking to raise awareness of some of the world’s most pressing issues and to tackle them by engaging with world leaders, institutions, and individuals, and inspiring positive dietary change. From the founders of the internationally successful Veganuary campaign, Million Dollar Vegan aims to “inspire people to make more conscious, sustainable and benevolent choices, to turn their attention to the abundance of plant-based foods available to them, and to adopt a plant-based diet.” Animal agriculture has devastating...

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Milestone moments from 2018

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We’ve come a long way over the past twelve months, and with a new year upon us, thoughts turn to what lies ahead. In 2018, VegFund has supported nearly 1,000 vegan outreach activities spanning more than 45 countries. These activities ranged from film screenings and video outreach to food samplings, medical conferences, research projects, vegan challenges, online veg pledges, and more. Together, let’s surpass this mark in the new year! Of the many fantastic VegFund grantee events that took place in 2018, here are just...

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Putting animal agriculture on the climate agenda

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Extreme weather, wildfires, floods, coral reefs dying, glacial retreat, polar bears starving… we hear it every day now. Some of us are already experiencing the effects of climate change — hurricanes, heat waves, drought. Soon, most of us will. Human activity and a growing population are putting the environment, wildlife and biodiversity, and the future of humankind itself in jeopardy. We are faced with the task of tackling some of the biggest challenges in history. From global food security and resource depletion to environmental degradation...

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VegFund sees green as the new black for microfinance

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By Leslie Barcus, VegFund Executive Director The Microfinance Centre of Poland (MFC) invited VegFund to serve on two panels, one on Pushing the Boundaries of Responsible Finance: Lean, Green and Mean(ingful) and another on The Impact of Animal Agriculture Microfinance on Customers’ Health and Well-being as a part of the MFC 2014 Annual Microfinance Conference held recently in Istanbul. Sponsored by VegFund, Dr. Richard Oppenlander, Founder of Inspiring Awareness Now and a noted author on promoting plant-based foods, addressed the ills and negative externalities resulting...

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