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 [...]
Help us celebrate as we kick off our first podcast! We have started a new project called Eating Consciously and we are kicking it off by releasing our first podcast. Our first guest is Evan Parker and he is a member of the Eating Consciously team that is helping us learn the impact our food choices have on others. We really enjoyed the conversation with Evan and look forward to many more. Thanks Evan! This Podcast, Eating Consciously was recorded July 5, 2020. Evan Parker was interviewed by Kim Coram and John Wiseman. We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did.
In 2020, we kicked off our Moving to Zero-waste educational series. Our first conversation in January was focused on Transylvania Shares, a new mutual aid organization in our community that shares stuff. February and March focused on the benefits of a plant-based diet. Thanks to a wonderful presentation from Noel and Patrick in February and another presentation from Evan in March, we received a great education and a lot to think about. Since the stay-at-home order due to COVID 19 was issued shortly thereafter, we did not have our gathering where we had a conversation about our studies. Nonetheless, people have reached out and said they would like support to reduce the amount of meat in their diets. Fantastic. I reached out and asked Shane, a vegan and owner of GreenGo Cleaning Company, and a huge supporter of zero-waste and community if she would mind guiding us. She said she would. Thank you Shane! Look for her tips on our website and in our newsletter. We will host [...]
What a great gathering! We enjoyed a wonderful zero-waste, mostly plant-based potluck with lots of new faces and lots of familiar ones. It was fantastic. Evan shared information about the sustainability of plant-based diets. He took questions after he wrapped up his talk and I learned a bit and enjoyed hearing the questions from others. Many thanks to Evan and all who made it possible, a special thank you to WolfBrew Bottle shop for their continued hospitality, and thanks to the NAACP for letting us borrow their PA system. Next month's topic in on using food scraps and I am looking forward to the 3 presenters who have agreed to share with us. Thanks so much! Evan sent the following for those who are interested in learning more. Thanks so much Evan! Here is an excerpt from my thesis: https://medium.com/@evanparker32392/veganism-as-a-strategy-for-sustainability-f3319509d143 Here is my TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/evan_parker_veganism_as_a_strategy_for_sustainability