Maria Slough on the search for vegan options {Part I} 1

Over the last 11 weeks as we all stayed home during the early days of the Covid-19 Pandemic our behaviour as consumers has had to change. Overall shopping figures during Lockdown fell by more than a third in the month of April while online shopping grew by 60%, a trend that many retailers expect to…

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Covid-19 lockdown

Covid-19 Lockdown by Maria Slough The earth was so still this morning, so silent aside from the prolific birdsong that filled the garden. No sound of traffic, no people on the streets, almost as if I could feel the earth breathing. But this shift in the planet is not designated just to my garden; the…

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Canada Goose

The announcement from Canada Goose comes as part of their sustainability pledge Luxury clothing brand Canada Goose has announced that it will stop using new fur from animal trappers in its products, opting for the use of reclaimed fur instead. In a report published on their website, Canada Goose say that by 2022, “Canada Goose…

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Growing a Friendly Business 3

It’s easy to stick to your laurels when running a small set-up, but what happens when things get serious?  Becoming an employer of many without cutting corners on ethics can be challenging.  Here’s how Friendly Soap are managing it.   If there’s an everyday household item that offers a great opportunity to shop more responsibly,…

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Vegan Life meets Derek Sarno 8

Derek Sarno Derek Sarno is a busy man – he’s co-founder of the successful brand, Wicked Healthy, developer of the Wicked Kitchen vegan food range, and chef and director of Plant Based Innovation at Tesco. Passionate about cooking and veganism, Derek works hard to make the movement appeal to the masses. The chef chats to…

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Vegans boycott holidays, despite the ethical boom 9

Vegans boycott holidays, despite the ethical boom   A recent study has found that two-fifths of vegans don’t buy holidays because tour providers don’t understand their needs.   In a recent survey conducted by the vegan travel company Kindred Traveller, it was found that over 40 per cent of vegans decided not to travel to…

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Use Your Christmas Shop to Support Animals in Need 10

Animal Defenders International Launch Appeal – You Can Support This Christmas For over 20 years now, Animal Defenders International (ADI) have been pushing for the abolition of animal circuses   In August 2018, ADI then made further plans involving the removal of the remaining circus animals in Guatemala. Two circuses with 18 tigers, two more…

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What to do with Halloween pumpkins 12

Terrifying waste What to do with Halloween pumpkins You won’t be able to escape them. They will haunt you in the supermarket, they will follow you around the greengrocers, and you’ll be chased into fields full of hundreds them – yes, we’re talking about pumpkins. Come October, people go wild for the squash, which has…

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Jordi Casamitjana ethical veganism

As we near a historical hearing at the Employment Tribunal about the discrimination of ethical vegans, we find out more about the man behind this landmark case for veganism   You’ll likely have heard about Jordi Casamitjana and his legal case against the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS). Jordi claims that he was sacked by…

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Mushroom and Chicken-Style Burger 16

Ingredients 2 packets Fry’s Chicken-Style Burgers Olive oil for brushing 8 large mushrooms Pineapple, peeled and sliced A handful of baby spinach, to serve Vegan cheese Tomato, sliced For the pesto 20g (1 cup) fresh basil 25g (1 cup) wild rocket 40g (¼ cup) roasted cashews 35g (¼ cup) pine nuts 120ml (½ cup) olive…

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Global Climate Strike

Today, Friday 20th September 2019, 1pm, marks the first day in Global Climate Action Week, taking place the world round until 27th September   Non-profit organisations, Youth Strike for Climate and Friday’s For Future, supported by the Extinction Rebellion, are calling upon anyone and everyone to join in the fight against climate change, by taking…

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Greta Thunberg

In-keeping with her strong vegan ethics, Greta is sailing to major UN conferences      After previously stating that she might not be able to make the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit, or the Santiago Climate Change Conference (COP25) young climate activist, Greta Thunberg, has revealed that she will be attending the two events.  …

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