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Global Programs

09/03/2022
by Harry Sagoo

At The World Vegan Shop we dont stop at great projects that run only in the UK, we also try and work closely with and support all global vegan causes where we can. This helps the global vegan collective which we feel can only be a good thing.

Please Click READ MORE below to see the various projects we support and would also like others to be aware of.

#SitForClimate

28/03/2022
by Harry Sagoo

We are ordinary people, sitting anywhere for up to 10 minutes at 11am each Saturday, to show our concern for the climate crisis #SitForClimate JOIN US!

EVERYWHERE, EVERYONE, EVERY WEEK

Do want to show your concern about the climate in a simple and peaceful way?
Now you can, with #SITFORCLIMATE, an inclusive regular action that breaks no laws and causes no disruption. It’s a high impact, low risk way for the silent majority to speak up….

#SITFORCLIMATE is a brief, regular mass sit down happening every Saturday at 11am for up to 10 minutes. It’s for people who are worried about the climate crisis and want governments and big businesses to take urgent action about it. We can demonstrate our feelings together at the same moment.

Everyone can join in, everywhere, every week. It’s easy, here’s how ….

1. Make a sign (any size you like) which says #SITFORCLIMATE e OR download the picture [link here] ready to show it on your phone. If you want to, you can add more words to your sign to explain to curious passers-by why you have stopped and sat down. It’s up to you.

2. Choose a place to sit. This can be anywhere you chose or wherever you happen to be. The more public the place, the more impact you will have on others (and the more people who will join in next time). You can sit on your own, or with family or friends. You can sit on the ground, on the floor, on a park bench or on a bicycle. You can sit in the street, in a shop, in a field or even in your garden. The only limit is your imagination and the need to stay safe.

3. On any Saturday at 11am, just sit down and hold your sign (or your phone with the #SITFORCLIMATE image) so that everyone who sees you gets the message. Stay there for up to ten minutes. Afterwards you could upload a photo to social media …………. And share your concerns with the world. It might feel a bit weird and uncomfortable to start with. But we can’t fix the climate crisis unless we move out of our comfort zones, and starting to do something about things which worry you can make a big difference to how you feel.
It might also feel exhilarating. Certainly other people will be curious, most of them will be supportive. A few might be hostile - because some people prefer not to be reminded about problems. If you are at all worried about negative reactions, sit close to a friend or in a place where there are plenty of people. If you are challenged, you can quietly explain that you are only going to be sitting there for 10 minutes. Discussions are great, but try to avoid arguments. Keep safe. Remember that you have a perfect right to sit down quietly and peacefully for 10 minutes demonstrating your feelings.

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube : sitforclimate

Website: sitforclimate.org



The Vegan World Acceleration Program

09/03/2022
by Harry Sagoo

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned while filming Creating a Vegan World Documentary is that we can’t make the change we want to make in the world alone.

The greatest impact we can make in the world is when we begin to work together.

One of our first interviews was with David Simon, author of the book Meatonomics. He shed the light on the hidden economic forces that drive our food system. The next interview? With Laura Reese, the founder of a vegan lobbying organization that based her company’s framework on the work by David Simon. I then interviewed a number of vegan politicians who have benefited from their work.

We are stronger together.

To further illustrate the point…

My documentary just received $10,000 from a Kickstarter campaign to help upgrade our recording equipment so we can qualify to be seen on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and the other major streaming platforms.

We also received a $5,000 grant from an anonymous philanthropic donor.

This brought back an idea that’s been floating in my mind for years.

I like to call it The Vegan World Acceleration Program.

The idea is this: Let’s say the documentary is very successful and earns royalties from the streaming platforms. I produce more films and earn $10,000,000. What can I do with this money?

In the traditional capitalist system, I could buy a few houses, a boat, vacations around the world, and perhaps even a private jet. I’d enjoy my vacations and travels a bit, but it’ll end there.

What good can we do in the world with that money?

Is there a way we can use it to help create a vegan society faster?

Let’s look at a non-profit in the United States, the Brave New Life Project. They help workers transition out of animal agriculture and into jobs that are more humane, sustainable, and prosperous. 

The basis of their non-profit is that many workers inside of slaughterhouses are victims too.

A lot of them are undocumented workers, can’t speak English, and they have no other option but to work in these dangerous and cruel professions. If they speak up about the bad working conditions, they risk being fired or even deported.

The less people have to rely on the animal agriculture industry for their livelihoods, the better. They have friends who started an organization that revolves around sustainable hemp farming. Now, the same workers who propped up a dying industry, are now able to get jobs that make the world a better place.

The cause is great, but there is one major problem with their startup…

This idea has been running through the minds of the founders for many years before they got started. They didn’t have the funding to jumpstart their mission, yet alone register as a non-profit.

They lack the capital to get started.

So through my idea of The Vegan World Acceleration Program, what if they were gifted $5,000 (or even $1,000). This money could be donated by my film’s finances when it gets successful. Or better yet, a group of vegan businesses could pool their funds together and start funding these Vegan non-profits faster.

In the same way the Kickstarter backers and philanthropists assisted me.

  • They can cover the registration costs to become a non-profit. 
  • They can pay for flyers and promotional materials to get the name out there in their community. 
  • They can buy the domain name and get a website up and running with a social media presence.

All of a sudden, these organizations have the resources to help us transition to a vegan world faster.

  • They have the capital they need to get on their own feet and continue growing.
  • They have access to experienced founders and non-profit executives to help them avoid the hidden landmines that might otherwise delay the growth of their business.

This all comes back to the power of the vegan community.

Creating a Vegan World documentary is now able to fulfil our mission because of the community that’s supporting us.

And we want to do the same, to support other Vegans to help with Creating a Vegan World faster.

If we want to create a vegan world, we can’t do it alone.

Even though I’m still in the category of a project that could benefit from those funds, there’s a part of me that wants to pay it back already and help others who have the mission and want to help get started too.

So maybe we can start something together?

We each pool a couple hundred dollars/GBP/Euros each, put it into a fund and then as a community, award it to other mission-driven causes that just need a little financial help to get started - Asking for nothing in return.

If this sounds interesting to you, feel free to reach out to me and maybe we can work together on creating The Vegan World Acceleration Program.

All the best,

Andrew Alexander,

w: www.VeganWorldFilm.com 

e: Andrew@VeganHealthPack.com

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