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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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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret Film Screening

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5.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Calling all environmentalists, climate change believers, retirees, students, everyone! Come join us for a free screening of Cowspiracy, the movie environmentalists don’t want you to see. Free vegan dinner will be served to celebrate the new Oberlin Meatless Mondays and Beyond monthly vegan potluck and presentation.

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Activist spotlight

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Lowcountry Vegan Community Outreach held a Food Sampling stall at their local Earth Day festival in April, reaching 50 environmentally-concerned people with lots of wonderful vegan food and educational literature! Activists served Daiya and Field Roast products as well as choc chip cookies, and they distributed Compassion Over Killing’s ‘Eating Sustainably’ and Vegan Outreach’s ‘Compassionate Choices’ literature. VegFund spoke with group founder, Lauren to find out more… VegFund: What inspired you to get involved in vegan outreach? Lowcountry Vegan Community Outreach: Going vegan itself inspired...

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An environmental argument to help animals

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Many, if not most, environmental arguments tend to focus on the serious impacts of beef. Although we  see a vegan diet as optimal, most people instead see chicken as being vastly superior to beef (and increasingly cheaper than beef). Any time someone replaces beef with chicken, many many more animals suffer. Here is a great argument that actually helps chicken, from New Scientist (March 21, 2015, p. 44): Such a switch [from chickens to plant-based substitutes] could make a difference to the environment: if we all...

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