Paul Hawkin Recommends a “Plant-Rich Diet” As One Solution for Climate Change

I was somewhat pleased to see that Paul Hawken included on the list of things you can do to prevent climate change–this solution. However, it was number 4. But hey, let’s celebrate that this very well-known author is including something close to veganism in his recommendations. You can read more here. 

In the plant-rich diet solution, we avoided some pitfalls. The idea isn’t that you have to be a vegetarian or not eat any meat. What we tried to do is reduce protein levels in our model to healthy levels in developed countries and bring them up to standard where there was protein deficiency in lower-income countries, along with caloric intake. In other words, we have the world eating a healthy diet and with more plant-based protein, but not eliminating animal protein at all. Yet, even then, it came to be the number four solution, because of the impact that CAFOs [Confined Animal Feeding Operations] and raising meat has on the environment, which is quite extraordinary.

Join The Global Vegan Registry

I found this on Facebook and I wanted to share this–this is wonderful. Thanks Hanna Golen, for getting this going.

Vegans, please join our Global Vegan Registry …

To sign up with the Global Vegan Registry, simply submit the following information in a private message or a comment …

… FIRST NAME (not full name)
… CITY, STATE, COUNTRY (not street address)
… EMAIL ADDRESS (optional but highly desirable)

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Sprout a Vegan


Having been fully vegan since 1968, I’ve heard hundreds, if not thousands, of derogatory comments, complaints and criticisms that were expressed by vegans toward and against the rest of the world which seems to have lost its humanity, compassion and empathy. What stands out most prominently is the fact that all too many vegans feel isolated and alone, especially those living in remote areas. Also, most vegans are surrounded by carnists who don’t understand them and the ‘unconventional’ choices they are making, which generates resentment and ill-feelings. The overwhelming majority of vegans would indeed like to do more to improve the existing state of affairs around the world but effective activism feels like an exhausting uphill struggle that is doomed to fail, especially when undertaken singlehanded.

I’ve decided to generate and manage this Global Vegan Registry for the following reasons:

a) To give vegans a communal sense of belonging even with those vegans living on the other side of the globe.
b) To provide vegans with a resource through which they will be able to easily reach out to other like-minded vegans.
c) To create a cohesively united front that will afford vegans greater influence for evoking change and advocating common causes, because there is strength in numbers.
d) To get a better sense of how many vegans populate the world and where they are found.

For this project to be successful, I will need your cooperation. So, please submit the following:

… YOUR FIRST NAME (not full name)
… YOUR CITY, STATE & COUNTRY (not street address)
… YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS (optional but highly desirable)

Your submissions can be received as private messages at the following Facebook pages: Sprout A Vegan, Hanna V. Golan or Vegan Blogger.

To enlist as many vegans as possible, please ‘SHARE’ this on your Facebook page and on the wall of any vegan Facebook group to which you might belong. If you know vegans who do not participate online, please get permission to gather their information and submit it for them.

This Global Vegan Registry, by the way, is posted and regularly updated on the Global Vegan Registry private Facebook group page to which ONLY those who signed up for the Registry will have access.

Let us together create the peaceful and verdant world that it’s intended to be.

Thank you, fellow vegans!

How I Got To be a Full-Time​ Animal Rights Activist

I posted this on a Facegroup group and I thought I would share this with you all:
I’m so happy that Cheyenne Danner started this group: Full-Time Animal Rights Activists
I am glad to join with other passionate, creative, courageous Animal Rights activists, and I hope to encourage you and be encouraged.
I have been a full-time activist since October 2016 when a generous friend decided to financially support my vision of what is now the Vegan Utopia Ecovillage.
I worked for a full year on the project to create a solid foundation, including having a faith shift where I had to redo major parts of the website, social media, blog–because formerly I was a Christian and I called the project “Jesus Vegans”. I woke up on Feb. 1, 2018, realizing that Love is my religion, and the Vegan way is what I want to follow–Ahimsa–nonviolence–harmlessness–unconditional love for all life. My vision is that Vegan Utopia Ecovillage will help create a world where all of life thrives.
I am currently looking for a co-founder.
Even though I focused on building the infrastructure–online, and physically–for the ecovillage, I have always used my online presence to promote veganism and started the page Joyful Vegans and the group Vegan Utopia Ecovillage Online Community.
I have also traveled to London, Philadelphia, Missouri, and St. Paul MN, to go to conferences where I either was part of vegan groups or was able to share veganism with people.
I wanted to get animal rights activism off the ground in the Ozarks, especially the wonderful Fayetteville, AR which has been called by some “the Little San Francisco of the South”. But I couldn’t find anyone to partner with me, and I didn’t have the energy to start on my own, especially since F’ville is 1 hour away.
But then Jake Wood started an Anonymous for the Voiceless group, and that focus helped us to network with other groups like Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals at the University of Arkansas.
Jake and friends are starting a Springdale Save group, and I will be supportive of that as well. I just made a calendar for April and May, and the number of outreach and social events is growing by leaps and bounds–I love the people who are the part of the AR network in the Ozarks.
I want to get the Ecovillage off the ground so we can have full-time activists living together and totally focusing, like a think tank, on how we can help this beautiful vegan movement.
I am currently on a liquid raw diet and thinking this might be permanent because I save time and have more energy for activism. I plan on being a breatharian–then I will really save time!!
If anyone is interested in joining me in getting the Ecovillage off the ground, I do have a beautiful house which serves as a common house, and we can live very inexpensively together and focus on our dreams. I want everyone who comes here to be able to use their gifts and resources in the way they feel inspired–and we can support each other so we can get funding for our animal rights activism.

A Day of Vegan Fun in Fayetteville


Wow! 3 vegan-friendly events in Fayetteville, AR, yesterday. First I joined Students for Ethical Treatment of Animals at U of A campus where they shared cruelty-free samples of makeup and met the wonderful members of this club. I also did some informal outreach on my own. People were really receptive and out of about 8 people, one seriously is going to consider going vegan!

Then we had a vegan picnic in the park, and Jake Woods and his kids joined us along with Denise and Iso all the way from Springfield, MO. So much fun to slide down slides, play with bean bags, sing, dance, and play “ring around the rosie!” I want to start organizing these park days on the day of the Omni Vegetarian potluck so if folks come from out of town they have more fellowship opportunities.

Then it was so great for Denise and Iso to join me at the Omni Vegetarian Potluck along with the other great folks who attended. Wonderful conversations and food transpired.

Then we were invited by Peggy and Bob to go to their lovely home where we just felt so connected, loved and inspired.

Our beautiful, compassionate, loving vegan community is growing in Fayetteville. I feel grateful to everyone I met yesterday, and those who are joining us for activism and community building.

Calendar Of Vegan Friendly Events in NWA

Calendar of Vegan Friendly Events in NWA/Ozarks                      

You an find this calendar and links to all events online at


Cruelty Free Cosmetics Promotion:  Wed. 4-11,11:45-12:45 In front of Union at U of A in Fayetteville.  Students for Ethical Treatment of Animals.                                      


Vegan Fun At The Park:  Wed. 4-11,1:30-3:30 Bring your own lunch and eating utensils. Cooperative games, networking, frisbee and connecting. Bring fruit and let’s create a birthday “cake” to celebrate April birthdays. Walker Park, Large Gazebo area near College and 15th St., Fayettevile.   In case of rain, meet at Ozark Natural Foods in F’ville.


Omni Vegetarian Potluck:   6-8PM Wed.  4-11: A great chance for vegans to participate in the intersectional movement. We can meet and support other social change agents and share our events every Second Wednesday at the Omni Center in Fayetteville. Vegans and animal rights activists can continue the conversation in a meeting facilitated by Trish after the potluck.


Community: Connect! Gathering: April 18, 4-10PM Vegan potluck and networking for Social Change Agents at the future vegan retreat center/farm animal sanctuary.


Food Not Bombs Vegan Meal Share: 12 Noon, 4-29 There are plenty of opportunities for volunteering and of course, eating! Pavillion at 13th and Block, Walker Park


Animal Rights Activists Retreat: Thurs. May 3, 10am-11pm At the future Farm Animal Sanctuary/Vegan Retreat Center. Let’s build a strong Animal Rights movement on the foundation of healthy community.


Bliss Cupcake Taste Test: Wed. May 2, 11-45-12-45 SETA at U of A  (see 4-11)


First Sunday Open Mic: Sun. May 6, 7PM Join local musicians and poets who gather to share their work. You are invited to bring music or writing to share, or just come enjoy the show. Omni Center.


Omni Vegetarian Potluck:   6-8PM Wed.  5–9: A great chance for vegans to participate in the intersectional movement. We can meet and support other social change agents and share our events every Second Wednesday at the Omni Center in Fayetteville.


Vegan Utopia Ecovillage at Kingston Fair in the Square: Sat., May 12, 9-3PM at Kingston Square. Trish will have a table where she will sell plants and share vegan literature. Wanna help? Call her.


Community: Connect! Gathering: Wed. May 12, 4-10PM Vegan potluck and networking for Social Change Agents at the future vegan retreat center/farm animal sanctuary. Directions below.


Food Not Bombs Vegan Meal Share: Sunday, 5-27, 12 Noon, (See 4-29)


Vegan Utopia Ecovillage is a project that has the goal of bringing passionate, community-loving animal rights together in order to transform the world! Contact Trish Mikkelson, founder and director, at 479-0313-0414 or


I Will Be Saying, “I Knew Christopher August and Sara Oakley When”

Okay. I know they are already semi-famous. But I predict they will be superstars in the animal rights/vegan movement in the very near future.

I am so happy that Sara Oakley and Christopher August are creating this Vegan Warrior Academy! I hope that vegans everywhere will sign up for this and be empowered to unleash their potential and become change agents that impact the world in ways that use their unique talents and strengths. I hope they will find others to work with them in this process as well.

I have been so blessed to connect with this beautiful couple, and their teachings and encouragement have lead me to be where I think I might finally be in a position to realize my dream of finding a co-founder for the Vegan Utopia Ecovillage plus find a buyer for the Farm Animal Sanctuary Site.

It was because of networking on their Soul in Wonder group where I received encouragement and ideas from the group, their podcasts and them personally, that I have reached this goal. They mentioned “vegan utopia” in their writing which inspired me to adopt that name for the ecovillage.

I have a dear friend who is now being impacted positively because of a member of their group who helped her with her nutritional needs. She is going vegan and her partner is receptive as well.

I had resistance to the Law of Attraction and the idea that we create our own reality. But because they recommended the writings of Dr. Joe Dispenza who scientifically proves how we create our own personal reality, I now embrace that I do create my own personal reality. Reading his book, Becoming Supernatural, listening to his Youtube videos, and his meditations on youtube. has totally changed my life.

I also purchased his powerful meditations and they are well worth it.

Sara and Christopher helped me to realize that it was okay for me to aspire to be a breatharian. I came across the teachings of Ray Maor, who also really likes Dr. Joe Dispenzia. Ray is a breatharian and teaches really practical ways to raise our vibration so we can attract those things we want, as well as realize our greatest potential to be of service to this suffering world–without suffering myself!

When I did my exploratory coaching call with Sara Oakley just a few short months ago, I was still hurting from a very traumatic experience where I had a hard time forgiving the people who hurt me and my family who would not stand up to the people who hurt me.

Because of all I am learning through their influence, I have since forgiven everyone, reconciled with my family, and feel so free of resentment and need for revenge.

I have been inspired to drink only raw liquids for the past 9 days, and might just stay on a liquidarian diet until I become a breatharian. When I mentioned in the Soul in Wonder group that I was thinking about becoming breatharian, Christopher August encouraged me and pointed me towards a useful book which I still need to read.

I am probably not going to take the course offered in the academy because I am so busy living my dreams and fulfilling my destiny and feeling so energetic and happy–I don’t have time! Yet from my experience with this awesome couple, I imagine that if people take this course, their lives will be transformed.

I think that because I have been working on things that Sara and Christopher teach since I was 21 (42 years ago!) that what happened was that they filled in some missing ingredients that I needed in order to really take off. Perhaps it was like having a really good diet, but because a few essential nutrients were missing, that diet does not help a person thrive.

I will be forever grateful to them and I will support them in any way I can to get the word out to the millions of vegans who need wise mentors to help them grow on every level. Vegans need vegan teachers who really understand where they are at, and Sara and Christopher are such wonderful teachers.

I am seeing in the future that they will be offering training to coaches who become vegan–to help them be effective coaches to vegans, because Christopher and Sara won’t be able to handle the massive demand for coaching that new vegans will need.

All vegans will benefit from their teachings, because most of them really have a hard time living in a non-vegan world, and they will want to go to the next level of developing their manifestation abilities and clearing their blocks.

This will help animal rights activists who yearn to go full time in their efforts as well as help prevent burn out.

I believe that the services that Sara and Christopher offer are much-needed and important, essential ingredients so that our vision of a vegan utopia where all of life thrives–can come to fruition–soon–within our lifetimes! I am going to say 5 years!!!

I am glad to be with Sara and Christopher on this journey! And grateful for their awesome dedication, sacrifice and commitment to their students and anyone who interacts on their facebook pages. I encourage you to join their Vegan Warrior Community facebook page–I think you will be so encouraged by all the free stuff they offer.