Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Music with heart

Aussie expat and vegan Emaline Delapaix is preparing to return home for the first time in five years and will play two exclusive gigs in Melbourne and Adelaide in early March.
Emaline Delapaix

Monday, January 6, 2014

The best cheezecake - ever

This cheezecake will fool even the most diehard traditional cheezecake muncher. It really is a great way to show that you can have your cake and eat it – without unethical and unhealthy dairy products.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fighting species extinction, one mouthful at a time

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List for 2013 has just been published. The Red List identifies animal and plant species known to be under threat of extinction.

More than a third of all species worldwide are now threatened (about 21,000 out of 71,000). Habitat destruction is the primary cause of species extinction. Animal agriculture is the primary cause of habitat destruction. Clearly animal agriculture is directly and significantly to blame for these shocking numbers.

Friday, November 8, 2013

VSA evolution, calling all writers!

It's been about 8 months since the Vegan Sanctuary Australia (VSA) group got started, and although the intention to create a vibrant, supportive and active community hasn't changed, I no longer think the group format is the best way to do that. So, after getting some ideas from a workshop in online strategy recently, I decided to do away with the group and concentrate on our page instead.

A page will allow me to promote and even advertise posts and actions, monitor engagement to see what works, and reach out in a more planned and measurable way. It will be open for all to post, comment and discuss. The VSA page will be a public space which hopefully might encourage more vegan-curious folks to dip their toe in the waters.

Another ambition I have for this community is to encourage budding writers.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Exclusive 'dinner for six' - Friday 16 August - Virginia, Brisbane

Enjoy a delicious, home cooked, three-course vegan meal and help raise much-needed funds for the Animal Justice Party to promote candidates for the upcoming September 7 federal election.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Petition fatigue

e-Petitions can work but...

Are you contributing to the Petition Fatigue epidemic?
As an active Tweeter and Facebooker I see a lot of requests to support e-petitions to support this or that cause. However before I sign, reTweet, or share, I try to always read it to see what the objective of the petition is, who is being targeted and is it still current.

Sadly, despite the best intentions of the authors, many petitions have no audience – or a completely unrealistic one – no achievable objective, and no time frames.  The problem with these petitions is they achieve little aside from contributing to what I call ‘petition fatigue’.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Travel kindly, tread lightly

In keeping with the theme of this post, I'm recycling a blog I wrote after returning from a trip to Sumatra with rawildlife that explains the problem with plastic and easy ways to minimise your use and impact. Now, you may not think this is a vegan topic, but in my opinion, you'd be wrong. The way we humans keep screwing with the planet does directly kill animals by the billions every year and as vegans (and other responsible citizens) we should take seriously the ways we can avoid or minimise harm.
Plastic does kill animals: it poisons,  it starves, it maims, and much of the plastic we use can be avoided or minimised. I'm no expert on the topic but as I researched this blog it upset me more and more. I am now making additional small changes at home to further minimise my consumption.
I hope that you too will be inspired to consider what you can do to further reduce, reuse and recycle - because lives really do depend on it.
The original blog is here, or you can read it below.