Vaishali is committed to spreading the message of the benefits of plant based diet. She conducts seminars on how to slowly switch to plant based diet without loosing any nutritions and be compassionate about nature and animal alike. It is alternative to meat which is equally delicious.
The process seems to be difficult to many but when they attend our seminars and understand the reasons, it becomes easier to shift and start living healthy life. As said by many modern researchers, meat is one of the top most reason for cancer and other life threatening diseases.
The seminars are conducted in school premises, corporate offices, university campuses, religious institutions and any other places where audience seeks genuine knowledge for this subject.
Let’s start Vegan/ vegetarian clubs in every country, city and county to promote veganism/ vegetarianism among the population. Representatives from each club will facilitate meetings by organizing a high tea and a healthy discussion. These clubs should function as nodal centres for our Society and encourage non-vegetarians to attend the meetings and the idea is to help them make the crossover to veganism/ vegetarianism seamlessly. These vegan/ vegetarian clubs along with their representatives and members will be displayed on the site after they register the club on the site. They will act at the micro level motivating people belonging to different sections of society.
One area to focus upon can be students from schools. ‘Catch them young’ should be our aim. Those who have a good rapport with school management or other such stakeholders can approach schools and give a motivational talk to the students. Graphic, moving videos on cruelty caused to animals can be shown to students and the benefits that accrue from following a wholesome vegetarian diet can be explained to the students. These will motivate the students who can eventually act as catalysts of change by persuading their parents and other elders to adopt veganism/ vegetarianism. Have special programs, organize debates, quiz and presentations on the theme of veganism/ vegetarianism in schools.
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Growing vegetables for human consumption is a profitable business venture. While vegetable farming can be fascinating, it also requires continuous hard work, patience and dedication without being distracted by anything else. But all the hard work will never go in vain. Mother earth is one of the most generous paymasters and any farmer undertaking vegetable farming will definitely strike gold. Vegetarianism as a movement is spreading all over the world. Apart from religious reasons, people are turning vegetarian due to health compulsions too. There are many who want to support animal welfare or conserve natural resources. Whether it is for ethical reasons or promoting animal rights, switching to a vegetarian diet ensures lesser carbon emissions thereby helping the environment greatly.
There is always a great demand for seasonal vegetables. It is a safe bet. A clear understanding of three factors — the market demand, the natural resources available and maintaining the product quality can help a farmer succeed. Once success is achieved the farmer can move on to cultivate exotic crops. There will always be a demand for fresh vegetables and fruits locally. Integrated farming is a technique that is gaining popularity all over the world. A portion of the land can be set aside for vermi composting.Vermi compost is the best soil-nutrient for not only does it help the soil retain moisture but also reduces water consumption by almost 25 per cent. If the farmer can have a few cows, then the dairy unit can be attached to the composting unit so that the cattle dung can be easily utilized for the process without much labor involvement. Integrated organic farming does not merely mean not using pesticides. It also comprises many other practices such as bee keeping, dairy management, biogas production, water harvesting and composting. A good combination of all these practices is sure to make organic farming successful, both ecologically and financially. Using solar power on the farm can make this venture more profitable. Marketing the organically grown produce will not be difficult as the quality is sure to draw customers as news spreads by word of mouth. Slowly as the business grows, farmers can contract their produce to wholesalers and for export too.
Kenya Vegetarian Club reached out to 200 farmers around Kisumu County by April 2016 and has imparted the knowledge of vegetable farming, studying the weather, improving the quality of soil and the crops and also explained to them about the available marketing channels to sell the vegetables. KVC is also reaching out to more and more farmers convincing them to grow more vegetables and consume the produce themselves and sell the surplus. KVC aims to reach out to atleast 1000 farmers and other small business communities linked with farming directly or indirectly in the near future.
Kenya Vegetarian Club has been planting trees across Kenya for few years now. We identify the farmers who can actually nurture them and donate the trees accordingly. So far we have donated more than ten thousand saplings to needy farmers.
Trees clean the air, they provide oxygen, give shelter from the sweltering heat, cool the atmosphere, make a place habitable, conserve energy, save water, prevent pollution, ward off soil erosion, provide food & wood and also create habitats for wildlife. Trees are indeed a precious resource for mankind.
This is not all. Let us enumerate the benefits of planting trees. An average size tree creates sufficient oxygen in one year to provide oxygen for a family of four.Planting trees in the right place around buildings and homes can cut air-conditioning costs up to 50 percent. This helps in reducing global warming directly. Planting trees for the environment is good as they are renewable, biodegradable and recyclable. If we plant 20 million trees, the earth will get with 260 million more tons of oxygen. One acre of trees can remove up to 2.6 tons of Carbon Dioxide each year. During photosynthesis, trees and other plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Did you know that in one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles? Trees prevent air and water pollution. Planting trees is important as they are the natural habitat of animals and birds, as well as many endangered species. Planting trees means more wood and paper products which can be easily recycled.A newly planted whole forest can change tonnes of atmospheric carbon into wood and other fibrous tissue, thus reducing global warming.
Modernization which calls for building industries or widening roads for the ever growing transport has proved to be a bane for trees. Many trees are cut mercilessly without a thought. The long term repercussions stare at us in the face. Modernization is inevitable, so how do we save trees. We can urge the government authority which comes in to cut trees for one project or the other to save the trees and re-plant them somewhere else. This will help in regenerating the trees. Alternately, if this is not possible anyone who cuts a tree should undertake to plant two more in its place.
Kenya Vegetarian Club is planning to plant a hundred trees in every school in Kenya. There are more than ten thousand schools in Kenya. We have made a beginning in Kisumu County and gradually we will take it across the entire country. It will turn into a mass movement very soon with enthusiastic participation from all sections of the society for it is for the future of this nation, for this planet.
One of the easiest ways to plan a travel is to carry a DIY Veg kit. All you would need is a proper plan to keep you wonderfully full and fit as you hit the road. It is not always chips and cola that have to bear you company. Having a well stocked food supply during your trip can also ensure you are not lured by the junk available at wayside eateries. It will also help in solving the ‘what to eat’ dilemma that confronts most travelers especially when there is nothing sensible to eat. Keep a stock of Tupperware boxes, small knife, small can opener, spoons, forks, carrot, cucumber, apples, nuts, juice cans, fried gram to make a perfect snack during travel.
There are many such websites which give the list of restaurants serving vegetarian food across the world.
Guide to Indian Vegetarian Restaurants
For Vegan/ Vegetarian/ Veg Friendly Stores and Restaurants
List of airlines with Vegan inflight meals http://www.veganworldtraveller.com/airlines/list-of-airlines-with-vegan-inflight-meals/