Dine Gently, Live Wisely, Make a Difference: Victoria Moran on Being a <em>Main Street Vegan</em>

Dine Gently, Live Wisely, Make a Difference: Victoria Moran on Being a Main Street Vegan

Victoria Moran is an author, speaker, health counsellor, and vegan for 30 years. She’ll talk about her journey from the early days writing about vegan philosophy and practice, to her latest endeavour, the Main Street Vegan Academy. With an all-star group of advisors and lecturers, the Academy trains vegans educators and lifestyle coaches. Continue reading

Striking at the Roots: An Interview with Mark Hawthorne

What happens when you ask one hundred and twenty animal activists their advice about strategy, tactics, and making meaningful change for animals? The answer is Mark Hawthorne’s new book Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism. Highly readable, Hawthorne’s text demystifies advocacy, showing the myriad entry points where people can get effectively … Continue reading

Veg 101 and Aftershock: Confronting Trauma in a Violent World

First up, we speak with Bev Miller, R.D., about the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s free “Vegetarian 101: Moving Towards a Healthy Heart Diet” nutrition talks. The March 17 talk is dedicated to “Protein, carbohydrates, and fats,” and the final session on March 31 will tackle “Making healthy lifestyle habits.” Get a taste of Bev’s accessible and lively … Continue reading

The Lifelong Activist: Interview with author Hillary Rettig

In her stimulating book, The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World Without Losing Your Way, Hillary Rettig argues, “[M]ost people seem to leave activism involuntarily, and that’s a problem on many levels. When an activist burns out, she typically derails her career and damages her self-esteem and relationships. She also deprives her organization and movement … Continue reading

The Vegan MD, Dr. Michael Greger, on Atkins, Burnout, and Nutrition

Internationally renowned speaker, Dr. Michael Greger, discusses his new book, Carbophobia: The Scary Truth about America’s Low-Carb Craze, the risks involved with taking on the Atkins corporation through his website, activist burnout, and vegan nutrition. We also pose email and call-in questions for Dr. Greger on nutrition. Michael Greger, M.D., is a general practitioner, a founding member of … Continue reading

The Veg Resource Group & cookbooks galore!

This week on Animal Voices we’ll be speaking with Debra Wasserman, co-coordinator of the Baltimore-based Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) and prolific cookbook author. The VRG is a “non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. In addition to publishing the Vegetarian Journal, VRG produces … Continue reading

Avoiding activist burnout with poet James Strecker and Miyun Park of Compassion Over Killing

Today’s show will be about activist burnout, both within activism in general and animal rights activism in particular. Burnout seems to plague our movement and other social justice movements. It can be alienating and depressing to continually confront the horrors of the world, with little opportunity to witness immediate change. Sometimes activists don’t take the … Continue reading