Join the World’s Largest Climate Change Rally Today!

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earthspaceOn September 21, people in villages, towns, and cities around the world will come together in a call for action on climate change. In New York alone, over 750 organizations and tens of thousands of people are gathering for a rally and march as the United Nations convenes to address climate change policy. On the same day Seattle will join them.

From http://peoplesclimate.org/march/: World leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.

With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.

The Seattle rally will be at Westlake Plaza, downtown, Sunday, September 21, starting at 12:00. There will be a march to a nearby location that is TBD. Organizations are encouraged to represent their own contingent with banners and individuals can bring their own signs. Use these links you can use to stay updated on the activities in Seattle and also to find more events in the region: http://act.350.org/event/peoples_climate/7857 and https://www.facebook.com/events/1446281475652868/?ref=br_tf

Organizations wishing to endorse the Seattle event should contact rodriquez00@gmail.com. For those attending for Green Vegans, email us at contact@greenvegans.org.

There will be tables with information and speakers who will focus the event. This is a great opportunity for everyone including those who want to make it clear that dietary choices must be part of the solution and included in the environmentalist response to climate change.

 

ALERT: NW Wolves Face Imminent Death

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iStock_000008330410XSmallUrgent Alert for NW wolves facing lethal response by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Call and email Governor Jay Inslee, Washington State first thing Monday morning, August 25th, or as soon as you can: (360) 902-4111 / governor@gov.wa.gov. Then call and email the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Phil Anderson at 360- 902-2200 / director@dfw.wa.gov.  Ask both of them why they are ignoring ecosystem health by allowing sheep to graze by permit on public lands—also known as ecosystems.

This is what WDFW told the public: http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/aug2014a/.

What followed was this: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/wolf-08-23-2014.html . Remember, only veganism prevents this.  

Alert Letter to Stop Idaho from killing more wolves

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npbtn-action-greenThe War on Wolves will not be ending soon. Wolves across the U.S., Canada, and elsewhere need your long-term commitment to act frequently in opposition to standard wildlife management practices. Anti-wolf, coyote, and fox policies are just part of the overall corruption of state and federal wildlife management agencies. We have to change this.We will post our 2014-15 Campaign list Sunday. It includes steps to take in the reformation of wildlife management agency mission statements, legislated mandates, and policies.

The Green Vegans response is the vegan new human ecology: the end of animal agriculture; fewer people on the planet; and our insistence agencies operate for the best interests of ecosystems, not the demands from fringe groups—the hunters and trappers. We must end grazing on public lands regulated by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. Native herbivore wildlife and the species that prey upon them belong there, not livestock. Humanity has to withdraw from, not continuously expand into and occupy, wildlife habitat. Thanks to “Exposing the Big Game” / Jim Robertson for alerting us to the Defenders of Wildlife action.

Defenders of Wildlife has the form letter already set up for you. Please go to: https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2679

Thank you.

Deep Vegans – Part 2

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iStock_000012214795XSmallThere are many arenas for vegans to prevent suffering and needless death (more about that in later posts at thisishopethebook) This was the case when a three-person delegation returned to the International Whaling Commission conference last year in Panama. At every meeting over several days we stated our names and our organization, Green Vegans. Whenever we spoke, whenever we introduced ourselves to commission members from other countries, to other organizations, and U.S. officials at meetings, when others saw the placards at our tables, and on every document we distributed, we were there audibly and visibly repeated as “Green Vegans, Green Vegans, Green Vegans.”

A relatively small vanguard of professional environmentalists is trying to stem the loss of biodiversity, loss of habitat, and in some cases stop wanton cruelty (whaling and sealing, for example). Cruelty and killing is the active ingredient in environmental destruction. In the same way, at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), our opponents are global economic systems and worldview beliefs that do not know the value of a life and are not willing to state what it actually takes in terms of changes in our human ecology to really protect ecosystems—something we are already familiar with in animal agriculture.

What is our lesson in this? We cannot afford simply to “be vegan” and then rest. The same reasons for our becoming vegans and vegetarians also compel us to become knowledgeable environmentalists, advocates for reduced human populations, and supporters of social and economic justice. Increasing human populations increase the suffering of both domesticated and wild individuals from other species and damage their ecosystems. The decline of ecosystems and unfolding extinctions cause excruciating physical and psychological pain, misery, and bewildering homelessness for countless species during the process. These are calls for vegans to act.

We must act on the reason that these issues are about grievous harm to individuals of other species and people, our health, and sustainability. As deep vegans, we must expand into other causes. Instead of a slow introduction into front-line environmentalism, and to those of you who already are there, I’m asking you to jump into the deeper end of the pool for a moment.

Here are two links related to a past CITES meeting. From a guest blog by Dr. Margi Prideaux on the Shiftingvalues website is a description of the difficulties wildlife advocates are facing there. Without our vegan human ecology message at CITES and other environmental forums, they will not succeed in saving biodiversity and abundance. They will not be able to stop the harm we care so deeply about as vegans.

http://www.shiftingvalues.com/cites-conference-risks-driving-a-split-in-international-efforts-on-the-conservation-of-elephants-manatees-and-polar-bears. More on that conference here, http://www.cites.org/

This isn’t more work for us as much as they are opportunities to be more effective. In doing this we improve and complete the characteristics, culture, power, and blessings of veganism. (View Blog Archives at thisishopethebook)

 

Green Vegans and “This Is Hope”

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will_300dpiHello Everyone,
During this holiday season, we reflect on possibilities, about how humanity can be both compassionate and sustainable. More than that, we want to be part of the solution. In This Is Hope: Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology / How we find our way to a humane and environmentally sane future, I describe the issues and the solutions. Veganism solves only part of a larger structural problem concerning human behavior and the institutions of violence it creates. It alone will not produce the world and life you want. The success of veganism rests upon a reformed worldview shaped by our need to create an intentional, biocentric human ecology. I urge you to purchase my book today; find out what the environmentalists are not telling you, what fish and wildlife management agencies are not telling you, and why Michael Pollan is wrong about veganism and ecosystems. Find out why there IS hope.

For yourself and as a gift, if you purchase Hope via the Green Vegans website Amazon link, an auto-donation will be made. It is available also online worldwide and at bookstores in several countries.

This Is Hope is a crossover book for self-identified environmentalists, species rights advocates, vegans and vegetarians, those dedicated to true sustainability, fish and wildlife “management” professionals, students of deep ecology, and those who want to know the biocentric solutions for our dietary, consumer, and reproductive choices.

This is Hope compares the outcomes of two human ecologies; one is tragic, the other is full of promise. “Our human ecology is the expression of everything we do and is represented by every interaction we have on earth…it consists of the multitude of relationships we have with other people, other species, and our physical environment’. I describe our current human ecology in depth to illustrate how we are living inappropriately, cruelly, and unsustainably. This is obsolete and has been for a long time; it is the cause of our overpopulation, our overconsumption of resources, the poverty of ecosystems and people, and our disregard for the rights of individuals from other species. This is Hope proposes a new human ecology to replace it.”

Author Bio
Will is an environmentalist and species rights professional who for over 30 years has conducted campaigns while employed for regional and national organizations. He recently founded Green Vegans (www.greenvegans.org). He lives in Seattle, WA.

Endorsements
Finally! A MUST READ for anyone seeking a practical planetary path from the current trajectory of death and desperation to one that truly engages and embraces hope for all species. This book provides a pioneering path for those who truly want to be the change we want – and need – to see in this world. As we collectively experience this never-before era of one species empowered to make it or break it for all, we now have HOPE to survive together. As a scientist in wildlife management and conservation, I can attest to tragically ridiculous and archaic methods that continue to be used to (mis)manage wildlife and plant species for human ignorance and greed rather than for the planet and successive generations. This Is Hope incorporates the best and the brightest of science while allowing for the potential of humanity.
Toni Frohoff, Ph.D. (Author, Dolphin Mysteries and Between Species)

John Hunt Publishing/ Earth Books Paperback
ISBN 978-1-78099-890-9
$22.95 | £12.99
6×9 inches | 230×152 mm
478PP

For endorsements, background, and table of contents, go to www.thisishopethebook.com.

Distributed to the trade by National Book Network in US; by Orca Marston in UK / Publisher contact: catherine@jhpbooks.net / earth-books.net

Regards,
Will

Will Anderson / www.ThisIsHopeTheBook.com (Blog and book page) / www.greenvegans.org

Deep Vegans – Part 1

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AmzonRnfstWtriStkPlease go to www.thisishopethebook.com for a new blog post titled “Deep Vegans – Part 1”. In it you will read about the connections between Deep Ecology and Deep Veganism and the untapped power that is waiting for us to discover.  Species rights replaces animal rights.

Please Donate Now To Support Green Vegans 2014 Campaigns

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Hello, everyone. We will be posting our 2014 Green Vegans Campaign updates in the next few days. Please consider making your donation now to further our mission. Click on the donation button and you will be redirected to the secure PayPal site. You also can send your gift of support through the mail. We will email you an electronic receipt. Your donations are tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS for 501(c)(3) organizations.

For the first thirty donors who gift $40 or more we will send you a 100% organic cotton Green Vegans logo tee shirt, magnet, and ten bookmarks. Include your shirt size, email address, and delivery address. After the first thirty, we will continue while supplies last (only men’s sizes remaining). There are several campaigns we have to go forward with or delay depending on your December gifts. Thank you for your support. And…

Please remember to use the Green Vegans website if you are going to order a paperback copy of This Is Hope: Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology / How we find our way to a humane and environmentally sane future. By clicking on the Amazon button on our home page, a donation to Green Vegans is generated automatically.

Interview on Go Vegan Radio

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Hi,

Here is the link to a recent radio interview  where I discussed the contents of my book, “This Is Hope: Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology”. Understand it’s contents and you’ll understand the mission of Green Vegans, the organization (greenvegans.org).

http://www.goveganradio.com/2013/11/18/10-november-2013/

Thanks,

Will

October 2—World Day For Farmed Animals / Information

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Tomorrow, October 2, is World Day for Farmed Animals, a time to remind people around the Earth that meat, dairy, and eggs contain terrible contaminants: vast environmental destruction and the loss of biodiversity; soul-wrenching pain and psychological violence directed at billions of sentient individuals from other species–including fish; global warming; grains that were bought to supply animal agriculture and drove up prices in competition with the impoverished half of humanity, people who need those grains to survive; and a host of human diseases associated with consuming animal parts and “products” that drive up the cost of national health care.

You can find the event nearest to you at:http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/7379/p/salsa/event/common/public/search.sjs?distributed_event_KEY=299 (scroll down to where the October 2nd events begin)

Here is the information for Seattle: http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/7379/p/salsa/event/common/public/index.sjs?event_KEY=68290

Don’t forget that whether or not you can attend, remind people about World Day for Farmed Animals on your social media pages (more than once), in conversations with friends, and personal rituals to rededicate yourselves to continue the joy you get working to stop animal agriculture.