Please help the Philippines! You can donate to Food For Life, which provides plant-based foods to people who have been affected and is currently helping in the Philippines. About $21.50 AUD can feed 60 children. Vegfam also provides vegan food to those in need but I am not sure if they are helping in the Philippines currently.
Hello, my name is Keira. I recently completed my Sociology Honours thesis and now I'm trying to keep myself occupied by writing for and maintaining this website/blog. I'm a feminist and I'm involved in the new feminist group in Brisbane which is yet to be named and I'm enjoying making things for the zine. I've been vegan since January 2010, and I was vegetarian for 6 months before that. I live with five adopted friends, my partner and housemate. One day I hope to have a job that involves helping nonhuman animals, as well as possibly run my own shelter.
I am currently working on debunking some myths that surround veganism, as well as a short history of not eating animals. Do you have a myth or idea you want me to look into, or just want to chat? Send me a message!
There are two organisations that I am constantly encouraging people to join me in supporting, which I hope you are able to look at today:
Kiva is a micro-financing organisation that helps people to fund loans to other people who want to build their businesses, get an education, start a business, support their families, build a house and more. If you use this link you can do a loan for free (and I will get a free one to do as well).
I have done over 100 loans through Kiva, mainly funded by money from a previous job that I have been able to keep recirculating; about $500 has now become more than $3,500 worth of loans. There are some risks and I encourage you to investigate these as well as the difference between pre- and post-disbursed loans. There is also a Vegetarians and Vegans group on Kiva that you can join if you want to.
World Community Grid uses your computer's processing power to advance research for AIDS, Clean Energy, Cancer and more. I've been using it for months on my laptop which loves to freeze when I have a word document and the internet open so you don't need too much computing power to be able to be a part of this. You can also fiddle with the options so that it only turns on when a certain amount of your computer/laptop's processing power is being used. They shrink the information packages that are downloaded and uploaded as well so you won't notice too much (if any) of an impact on your internet usage. If you'd like to join the 'vegan power' team click this link.
© Keira Edwards-Huolohan 2013.