Featured in… Poultry World!!

This has to be a highlight of 2017: my name in Poultry World. After coordinating an on-line petition with The Humane League UK to encourage fast food chain Wimpy to go cage-free, the on-line publication wrote about the campaign: Campaigners urge fast food chain Wimpy to ditch caged eggs. The campaign was ultimately successful and the…

Asia for Animals Conference Presentation

In December it was such an honour to participate in the Asia for Animals Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal. Not only was it my first time anywhere on the Asian continent, but I got to see a wild rhino! A detailed description of my presentation was also included in a write-up of the conference by Changing…

Our Hen House: Featuring Me!!

I confess I have been a huge fan of Our Hen House and the incredible work of Mariann and Jasmin for many years. So, when I knew I would have the opportunity to meet Mariann Sullivan at the End of Meat Conference in Berlin last year, I was thrilled. I confess it took me several…

CARE Conference: Talk on Promoting Veg*nism

I have had the privilege of presenting my research findings in three countries, including my first-ever trips to Nepal and Vienna! At the Vienna Animal Rights Conference, I gave a talk freely available online, which was entitled: Promoting Veg*nism: Struggles & Successes. Hope you enjoy!

A deficit model of change

It’s time for a top-down approach to sustainability. A top-down approach does not assume that any improvement is a failure. It celebrates any and all progress and uses them as fuel to motivate future change. In this way, we are constantly building on our achievements and creating a positive change model.

The Sustainability Triad

Three of the primary factors hindering our ability to be as sustainable as we might like to be are money, time and knowledge. I have dubbed this potent combination the Sustainability Triad. While there are certainly a variety of other factors that contribute to unsustainable lifestyles, these areas create the structure upon which our determination to be more sustainable teeters.

What is the most sustainable diet?: Part 4

This is the final section in my series on What is the most sustainable diet? Check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 if you are interested. As we have seen, the harder we try to identify the most sustainable diet, the more complicated it gets. This isn’t the type of question that can be answered…

What is the most sustainable diet?: Part 3

This is part 3 in my series asking What is the most sustainable diet? If you’re interested, check out Part 1 and Part 2 in the series. To sum up the first two parts in this series: Talking about sustainability is COMPLICATED. There are a lot of different definitions of what is included in sustainability. Sustainability measurements often use…

What is the most sustainable diet?: Part 2

This is the second part in my series exploring the question: What is the most sustainable diet. Check out part 1. As I have discussed previously, sustainability is a complicated and highly contested topic. While there a wide variety of areas that can be included under sustainability, it is often primarily understood in terms of climate change and…

What IS the most sustainable diet?: Part 1

In part 1 of my exploration of the question: What is the most sustainable diet? I address the recent hype that a vegan diet is ‘not as sustainable’ as other diets. In the modern world, everyone seems to want a simple answer to every question, no matter how complex. That’s probably why a recent study has been promoted as proof that am…

Protein: A cultural obsession

Two things are true about protein: We need it. It’s NOT as big a deal as a lot of people seem to think it is. It is amazing that with all the vitamins and minerals our body needs, protein is often seen as the be all and end all of nutrition.  Yet, it is almost impossible to…