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“Ecological Revival and Sustainable Living in the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest of Tamil Nadu: A Measurement of Residential Perception in Sadhana Forest”

“Our nations’ leaders should be looking to Sadhana, and communities like them, as models for future development. These locations offer a unique opportunity to learn first -hand about sustainability. As ecovillages continue to grow and expand across the globe, it is clear that there is an increasing interest in living sustainably and perhaps even that there is a preference towards the ecovillage lifestyle. These communities have a record of successful and failed projects that provide a knowledge base and can potentially save a government time and money while implementing sustainable practice and design. Further research in this field should investigate the logistics of how ecovillages can engage with local governments and what resources governments need as they include sustainability in their affairs. “

“Ellsworth Wareham, Oldest Known Vegan, Celebrates his 104th Birthday”

“Ellsworth Wareham, a retired heart surgeon from Loma Linda, California and the oldest known vegan, celebrates his 104th birthday today. Amazingly, Dr. Wareham has worked as a cardiothoracic surgeon until the age of 95.”

“Introduction: What is Natural Agriculture?” from “Farming to Create Heaven on Earth” (Shinji Shumeikai, 2007)

“To understand Natural Agriculture, imagine a seed placed in your hand. Its weight hardly registers, and only with intention will you feel its touch against your skin. But however slight, the seed is the place where all earthly food begins, and what you notice about it will tell much about your relationship to food. A gastronome might recognize the seed as a spice or grain. A scientist might tell you its chemical structure or nutritional value. Afarmer would certainly recognize its worth. But the average person would see little to remark upon and hand it back shortly. Those who practice Natural Agriculture would look at the seed and see a provider, a partner, and a teacher. In their eyes, the seed grants physical energy to nourish the body, and spiritual energy to nourish the heart and mind. It partners with the soil and its human caretakers to make the natural world healthier, more complex. And as we humans build that partnership, the seed shows us how to live with respect and gratitude. In the palm of a Natural Agriculturist’s hand, the seed registers a tremendous presence, for there it is brimming with promise, wisdom, and hope.” 5 page pdf

“Soil Foodweb Inc”

“Founded by Dr. Elaine Ingham in 1996, Soil Foodweb Inc is dedicated to changing the way the world grows food and how humans treat the Earth’s soils. The Soil Foodweb Approach has been used on over 5 Million acres worldwide to dramatically reduce input costs, increase yields and to sequester soil carbon at rates that have the potential to stop Climate Change. “

“Strategic communication in order to veganize the world – Tobias Leenaert”

“If we want to veganize the world, it’s very important that the people who are already vegan, are good ambassadors for our cause. In this talk, based on the strategy talk, we examine what works and doesn’t work. The main focus is always “impact”. We need to constantly ask ourselves the question: is what I’m communicating having the impact that I want? We’ll go over good and bad arguments and communication practices. The idea is that after seeing this workshop you may have some new insights to maybe adapt your approach, and a have clearer view on what works and what doesn’t.”

“The success of nonviolent civil resistance: Erica Chenoweth at TEDxBoulder”

“Between 1900-2006, campaigns of nonviolent civil resistance were twice as successful as violent campaigns. Erica will talk about her research on the impressive historical record of civil resistance in the 20th century and discuss the promise of unarmed struggle in the 21st century. She will focus on the so-called “3.5% rule”—the notion that no government can withstand a challenge of 3.5% of its population without either accommodating the movement or (in extreme cases) disintegrating. In addition to explaining why nonviolent resistance has been so effective, she will also share some lessons learned about why it sometimes fails.”

“Vegan communication on Facebook without losing your mind -Tobias Leenaert”

“Most of us spend a good amount of time on Facebook, posting and reply on vegan and animal rights topics. You may have experienced that you`re not always successful in achieving what you want to achieve. Still, Facebook is a great medium to get our message across. In this talk we`ll take a look at what works and what doesn`t work, and how we can apply this platform to changes as many hearts and minds as possible, without losing our sanity.”

10 vegan cheat sheets you absolutely need in your life today

“It’s amazing how much easier our daily chores can become with a few simple tips! Wouldn’t it be a HUGE time-saver if you had a clearer plan in your head from the moment you woke up? And let’s be honest, since we eat at least three times per day, tips on how to make food prep a lot more fun can never get out of style! Here are 10 vegan cheat sheets you absolutely need to achieve that!”

10 Weeks to Vegan

“Want to try vegan? Not sure where to start? Sign up now for 10 Weeks to Vegan, the free guided challenge that will make your transition to veg eating a little easier and a lot more fun! Each week you’ll receive an email full of tips and resources to help you make the switch to eating vegan. With 10 Weeks to Vegan, you’ll get: -Easy and filling vegan recipes. -Helpful hints we wish we knew when we went vegan! -Nutrition info you can trust—from a Registered Dietitian. -Much more!”

10/10 strategies

“Time: 30 minutes, minimum. Goal or purpose: To learn about the rich history of nonviolent campaigns, gain a better understanding of campaigns, tactics and movements”

100 Quick Vegan Diet Tips

“Majority rules that veganism is intimidating. What may come/seem easy to one person may not mean the same for another. We’re all unique [thankfully!] and it’s okay to be afraid of something you are not familiar with. If you are treading lightly towards a plant-based lifestyle, I congratulate you! It’s a big step, and we’re here to offer encouragement and support as much as we can. We thought it may be nice to share a ton of quick tips. Here are 100 quick vegan tips that I have figured out along the way. It’s a journey – a beautiful one, at that!”

“Books to Heal the World. I only carry books which have something to do with that mysterious thing called social change. Books that honestly and compassionately describe the world and help the reader to understand root causes of problems, and honest solutions that aren’t just bandaids. Whether you’re interested in books about feminism or wilderness protection or challenging corporate rule or eco-forestry or labor rights or urban planning — chances are I have one of the most comprehensive selections you will ever encounter. I’ve been told hundreds of times how unusual is my selection. Most likely, you’ll discover many titles you didn’t even know existed. And don’t forget to visit the site often as new titles will be added frequently.”

11 All-Vegan Grocery Stores Around the World You Should Visit

“11 All-Vegan Grocery Stores…note that many have online shops you can drool over and support.”

12 luxurious vegan leather brands to replace your old boots and bags

“Long gone are the days of cheap, rubbery pleather! The demand for “beast-free” fashion is noticeably on the up; from veggie friendly Doc Martens to beautifully crafted wallets and designer handbags – vegans no longer have to compromise their ethics for personal style (and animals can wear their skin as nature intended – win/win!) “So where can I get my hands on some!?” we hear you cry. Whilst consumer demand is rising, merchants are certainly still playing catch-up and finding high-quality leather can take a little bit of research… so (in the name of living kindly) we’ve done it for you.”

145 Vegan Chain Restaurant Menus Every Vegan Needs to Know

“Here are all the fast food restaurant chains that offers vegan food and drink options for you to enjoy”

17 Cooking Hacks Every Vegan Should Know

“Whether you are a seasoned chef or just need to be able to have vegan sour cream in a pinch, there are some hacks that are indispensable for vegan cooking. Once you know these tidbits, you will feel confident in knowing there is no recipe you cannot make.”

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action

“Practitioners of nonviolent struggle have an entire arsenal of “nonviolent weapons” at their disposal. Listed below are 198 of them, classified into three broad categories: nonviolent protest and persuasion, noncooperation (social, economic, and political), and nonviolent intervention.”


“… a collaborative campaign aimed at bringing hundreds of diverse organizations together in support of a unified platform for transformational change.1Sky became a collaborative national campaign for strong federal action to tackle global climate change and invest in building the clean energy economy of the future. Now one of the largest national climate campaigns in the country, 1Sky works to combine the force of 643 allied organizations, 203,500 committed climate advocates, 4,256 volunteer leaders in 50 states, and our own experienced team to effect change in the nation’s capital. In all of its diversity, a powerful climate movement is beginning to converge. The movement will never fly a single flag, or narrow itself to a single brand or institution, nor should it. Unity, not uniformity, is our goal. We are many; we are diverse; we are growing. And we need to stand together.”

2005 List: the 14 Worst Corporate Evildoers

“Corporations carry out some of the most horrific human rights abuses of modern times, but it is increasingly difficult to hold them to account. Economic globalization and the rise of transnational corporate power have created a favorable climate for corporate human rights abusers, which are governed principally by the codes of supply and demand and show genuine loyalty only to their stockholders. Several of the companies below are being sued under the Alien Tort Claims Act, a law that allows citizens of any nationality to sue in US federal courts for violations of international rights or treaties. When corporations act like criminals, we have the right and the power to stop them, holding leaders and multinational corporations alike to the accords they have signed. Around the world–in Venezuela, Argentina, India, and right here in the United States–citizens are stepping up to create democracy and hold corporations accountable to international law.”

2012: Time For Change (2010)

“”2012: Time for Change” presents an optimistic alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom. Directed by Emmy Award nominee João Amorim, the film follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, on a quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method. As conscious agents of evolution, we can redesign post-industrial society on ecological principles to make a world that works for all. Rather than breakdown and barbarism, 2012 heralds the birth of a regenerative planetary culture where collaboration replaces competition, where exploration of psyche and spirit becomes the new cutting edge, replacing the sterile materialism that has pushed our world to the brink.”