3 Valley Vegans Newsletter
Vegetable competition at Blackshaw Head
Welcome to the September newsletter

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Have a read of the 3 Valley Vegans newsletter!

This month:

  • Animal Rebellion prepares for London rebellion from 7 October
  • National Food Strategy for England, government consultation: have your say
  • 3 Oct: Climate Action Ilkley talk: are our food habits the problem or solution?
  • Burning down the Amazon: meat and dairy at the root of it
  • The food security challenge (short video)

Phil and 3 Valley Vegans

(Image: vegetable competition at Blackshaw Head Fete 2019 )

Animal Rebellion poster
Animal Rebellion prepares for London rebellion from 7 October

Animal Rebellion is a mass volunteer movement demanding that the government end the destructive animal farming and fishing industries, and lead a transition to a just, sustainable plant-based food system, to minimise the risk of climate breakdown, halt mass extinction and avert social collapse. 

In solidarity with Extinction Rebellion, Animal Rebellion will mobilise thousands of animal advocates for a two-week rebellion in London, beginning Monday, 7 October 2019.

Read more about the rebellion in London
National Food Strategy art
National Food Strategy for England, government consultation: have your say

The government is developing a new national food strategy for England and is now consulting with individuals, organisations and businesses.  The strategy, which is due to be published in 2020, recognises that food production has a huge impact on the environment, human health and the economy.  It acknowledges that the growth of the human population poses huge risks to the food and water supply and that there are new risks posed by anti-microbial resistance. All of these factors would be improved by a move to a sustainable plant-based food production system and this is your opportunity to influence the strategy.

Please comment and say why we should move to a sustainable plant-based food system in the UK. The deadline is Friday, 25 October. Comments are welcome from individuals or vegan businesses.

See suggested comments for the consultation
3 Oct: Climate Action Ilkley talk: are our food habits the problem or solution?

The food we choose to eat, and the farming systems producing it, have a huge impact on climate as well as on soil, water and biodiversity.

On 3 October, Tim Benton, Professor at Chatham House and Ilkley resident, will give an authoritative national and global perspective followed by questions and discussion. This talk is supported by Climate Action Ilkley, the Wharfedale Naturalists Society and the Ilkley U3A environmental forum.

Register for the free climate talk
Burning down the Amazon: meat and dairy at the root of it

Few will have missed the recent news reports about the awful spate of fires burning down vast areas of the Amazon rainforest, the generator of 20% of the world’s oxygen and home to 10% of the world’s known biodiversity.  However, the media were less willing to attribute the cause to anything more than the Trumpian antics of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro.   What they rarely reported was that 91% of Amazonian land deforested since 1970 has been used for livestock (sic) pasture or that Brazil is the world’s largest beef exporter

Image: Amazon Fires seen from space. Credit: NASA Worldview.

Read more about Amazon land use
March through London
The food security challenge

The global food system is under pressure. Over the next 35 years, the growing global population will demand more food than has ever been produced in human history!

Animation by Zedem Media via Global Food Security.
(Video and transcripts)

Read more encouraging actions
Keep In Contact


We would like to remind you that 3 Valley Vegans have a Facebook page, a Facebook group and our own website...


Our Facebook page is open to the public and is updated with lots of  events both local and national, interviews, videos, information, news and tips from the wider vegan community. 
To like, or visit this page please click:

Facebook Public Page



The Facebook group is a closed group and is a good place to air and vent any local vegan issues.
Information relating to local shopping and/or eating out can be posted by members of this group and also if any businesses in the local area would like to promote any vegan products or offers then this is the group to use.
If you would like to join then please click:
Facebook Private Group

On our website you will find local eating guides, recipes, up coming and past events, blogs and lots of vegan articles.
What our group is all about is detailed on this side and our location and contact detai
ls. 
To visit the website please click on link:

Website

Map of Calderdale
UPDATED! Local eating and shopping guides

Eating out and shopping can be tricky when you're vegan, especially when just starting out. To make things a little easier, we have compiled a list of vegan-friendly eateries and shops in Calderdale:

View our Guide to Eating Out in Calderdale

View our Vegan Friendly Calderdale Shopping Guide

Latest news: Sacred Space in Hebden Bridge now has a range of savoury meals, cakes and donuts with gluten-free options. Seasonal lattes include pumpkin spice, maple spice, gingerbread and cinnamon, plus black forest hot chocolate.

Have we missed anything off these lists? Please send your suggestions to tech@3valleyvegns.org.uk 

 

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