Conscious Consuming

After some reflection we have decided to shift from “Veganism and Animal Rights” to “Conscious Consuming” to be more inclusive of variations in philosophy and diet.

We still believe that if we want to create a thriving world we need to shift our consumption of meat and dairy, finding plant-based alternatives wherever possible; however we also realize that each individual’s body and journey is unique.

Our hope is that by becoming conscious of our consumption, starting with the fuel that we put in our bodies, we will make wiser choices and support those that are committed to sustainable and ethical practices.

What would our world look like if we looked to our teachers among other species, learned to listen to the wisdom and medicine of plants and restored true empathy and compassion for all beings that call this planet home?

#STWConsciousConsuming

After some reflection we have decided to shift from “Veganism and Animal Rights” to “Conscious Consuming” to be more inclusive of variations in philosophy and diet.

We still believe that if we want to create a thriving world we need to shift our consumption of meat and dairy, finding plant-based alternatives wherever possible; however we also realize that each individual’s body and journey is unique.

Our hope is that by becoming conscious of our consumption, starting with the fuel that we put in our bodies, we will make wiser choices and support those that are committed to sustainable and ethical practices.

What would our world look like if we looked to our teachers among other species, learned to listen to the wisdom and medicine of plants and restored true empathy and compassion for all beings that call this planet home?

#STWConsciousConsuming

Conscious Consuming Projects

Ormond Beach Shorebird Recovery Program

Oxnard, California - Chumash and Micqanaqa’n land

The Ormond Beach Shorebird Recovery Program is a project of the Ventura Audobon Society aimed at protecting Endangered and Threateneds Shorebird species. This funding will help the project build new protective fencing around critical nesting habitats at Ormond Beach.

Miracles are Possible

Our vision is to support individuals who have been in catastrophic level car accidents with a healing and regenerative process whereby through a series of mental strength pillars they will remember that “Miracles are Possible!”. This process is backed by the core of:

– Self Inquiry
– Belief
– Action

Along the way participants will be supported by gaining access to insights about healing foods, breath work and movement techniques.

Greenburgh Community Garden

Yonkers, NY - Munsee Lenape and Wappinger land

The Greenburgh Community Garden in Yonkers, will provide an experiential learning space for students to learn about gardening and the benefits of eating healthy, local foods. Funds will go towards materials for raised beds, fencing, seeds and plants, and a compost bin.

Conscious Consuming Resources

Earthlings

EARTHLINGS is a 2005 American documentary film about humankind’s total dependence on animals for economic purposes. Presented in five chapters (pets, food, clothing, entertainment and scientific research) the film is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, featuring music by Moby, and was written, produced and directed by Shaun Monson.

Okja

For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja-a massive animal and an even bigger friend-at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja…while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.

The Game Changers

The Game Changers is a new film executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan that documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, mixing real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph. The film features some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet and it’s backed by them too with additional EPs including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic, and nine-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul. Directed by Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos, The Game Changers follows the story of James Wilks elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter as he travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein, and strength. Showcasing elite athletes, special ops soldiers, and visionary scientists. Wilks’ journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population.