Winter 2010 Highlights
World Preservation Foundation Conference
CEO, Nigel Winter, attended this conference on 3 November in Central Hall,
Westminster. He displayed literature and
distributed our new film Making the
Connection. The conference was well
attended and was also broadcast live on the internet. He talked to some of the speakers including
Dr Ester van der Voet who was one of the lead authors of the UN Environment
Program’s report Assessing the Environmental
Impacts of Production and Consumption and Professor Arjen Hoekstra who is
scientific director of the Water Footprint Network. Vegan MP Kerry McCarthy also gave a talk and
Wally Fry, the owner of Fry’s Vegetarian
gave the closing talk. Wally emphasised
how strong ethical principles made good business sense and he explained how he
and his wife Debbie had developed vegan foods and created a very successful
international business. He hoped he
could inspire industrialists to commit to more ethical practices. The conference emphasised why switching to a
plant-based diet was a priority to tackle climate change.
through Facebook continues to go from strength to strength. In mid-December we had over 52,000 fans. Many familiar faces hang around to help those
trying out veganism for the first time, swapping recipes or
discussing the issues of veganism.
encouraging people to make ‘real world’ actions, from asking for vegan options
in restaurants to organising their own events.
We’re finding that asking for small actions can lead to big results –
watch this space for future developments.
topics of discussion in the last few months include:
with meat eaters
it ‘natural’ to be vegan?
rights and veganism
who cannot breastfeed
my ethics be flexible?
to all of our supporters!
Vegan School Dinners
We have been
working on a series of vegan recipes for schools. They have been nutritionally analysed and
the next stage is to get them tested. If you are able to establish contact with
schools or caterers that could test dishes to serve 30 people please get in
touch with Rebecca Henderson: firstname.lastname@example.org The aim is for these recipes to
become the vegetarian option in schools.
The Vegan Pledge
receiving increasing numbers of requests to take The Vegan Pledge with over
1,000 new pledges in 2010. The good news
is that a significant number of those people are staying vegan.
to sponsor events throughout the UK and elsewhere. Some events are local food fayres held in
village halls and others are large events such as Vegfest in Bristol. We also sponsor things like a vegan category
at Hospitality at the NEC where competitors are invited to prepare, cook and
present an imaginative, nutritionally balanced vegan main course in 30