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

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.

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.

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

Critical Perspectives On Veganism

This book examines the ethics, politics and aesthetics of veganism in contemporary culture and thought. Traditionally a lifestyle located on the margins of western culture, veganism has now been propelled into the mainstream, and as agribusiness grows animal issues are inextricably linked to environmental impact as well as to existing ethical concerns.

Unity

A study in the duality of man. Even after thousands and thousands of years, mankind still can’t get along with each other, the animals, or the environment, despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy and religion.

Gunda

**COMMUNITY SUGGESTION**

Where his prior film, the acclaimed epic AQUARELA, was a reminder of the fragility of human tenure on earth, in GUNDA, master filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky reminds us that we share our planet with billions of other animals. Through encounters with a mother sow (the eponymous Gunda), two ingenious cows, and a scene-stealing, one-legged chicken, Kossakovsky movingly recalibrates our moral universe, reminding us of the inherent value of life and the mystery of all animal consciousness, including our own.