Hello Moving to Conservers! As somebody dedicated to cultivating sustainability, I can say that I am massively impressed by this group. My favorite definition of sustainability is “the possibility that human and other life will flourish on the planet forever” (-Dr. John Ehrenfeld). I find that definition both aspirational and beautiful, and so it guides my work to make this world a better place. Moving to Conservers is working diligently to cultivate flourishing for all life on this planet, and I’m happy to be a part of the team.

I’m particularly honored and excited to participate in the Eating Consciously project. My master’s thesis explored the intersections between veganism and sustainability. I advocate for veganism as both a fundamental social justice philosophy as part of a total liberation framework, and as one of the most powerful things we can do to help the environment. I truly believe that one of the primary ways to cultivate flourishing for all life is to adopt veganism at an individual and collective level.

With that being said, I want to share my favorite resources with you related to veganism and the environmental benefits of plant-based diets. This is just a small sampling of the resources available, but it’s a good jumping off point. Let’s start with some shameless self-promotion…

Veganism as a Strategy for Sustainability

Fundamentals of Veganism

Veganism and Total Liberation

Veganism and the Environment

Plant-based Diets and the Environment (the following resources are not guided by a vegan ethic)