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?


Conscious Consuming Projects

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.

Piedmont farms animal refuge

Chatham County, NC - Iroquoian and Siouan land

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge provides lifelong care to rescued farm animals and promotes veganism by offering knowledge, support, and community. This grant will help the Refuge meet its goal of becoming a solar-powered sanctuary.

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.

Conscious Consuming Resources

Veganism in an Oppressive World: A Vegans-of-Color Community Project

Through the voices of vegans of color, Veganism in an Oppressive World will revolutionize the way you see our movement. A must read for new vegans and seasoned nonhuman animal activists alike, this community-led effort provides in-depth, first-hand accounts and analyses of what is needed to broaden the scope of veganism beyond its current status as a fringe or single-issue movement while ensuring that justice for nonhumans remains its central focus.

Forks Over Knives

Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Eating Animals

Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill.