10:15am: TALK – Kylie Dale: Eat Kind – Serving kindness on a plate

Anthony

Eat Kind – Serving kindness on a plate Kylie Dale, Eat Kind Officer, SAFE For Animals Throughout Kylie’s Eat Kind talk, you’ll discover that each of us has the potential to change the world. Kylie will offer insight into how animals are raised for food in New Zealand as well as include some wonderful stories of animals who have been spared. She will also discuss the environmental and health benefits before she covers how to start eating kinder for animals, for our planet and for you!   “As an individual, choosing not to include animal-based foods in your diet can…

11am: TALK – Dr Luke Wilson: A plant-based food odyssey

Cath Chittenden

A plant-based food odyssey Dr Luke Wilson, GP, Miramar Medical Centre What can we learn from our first 300,000+ years of eating? How we got to where we are now, and how we can eat in the 21st century to reclaim optimal health for ourselves, our communities, and our planet. Luke will also discuss the role and progress of the newly-established Doctors for Nutrition and Evidence Based Eating organisations that are tasked with promoting healthy and sustainable plant-based lifestyles to health professionals, politicians and the community. Come find out how you can also be part of this revolutionary new movement.…

11:45am: TALK – Simone Hayward: Inspiring a generation

Cath Chittenden

Inspiring a generation: Taranaki’s first vegan catering company and cookery school Simone Hayward,  Simone’s Plant-Based Kitchen, New Plymouth Largely inspired by the motivation to treat a life-threatening disease, Simone founded Taranaki’s first and only plant-based catering company and cookery school to help promote and inspire healthier eating. Her business isn’t just a business, it’s a personal crusade and the best news, her health has dramatically improved too! Simone will share her inspiring journey and explain how she has turned her plant-food passion into a successful business. She also has a big community vision to inspire the next generation into better…

12:30pm: TALK – Yolanda Soryl: 30 years a vegan – A survivors tale!

Cath Chittenden

30 years a vegan – A survivors tale! Yolanda Soryl, President, Christchurch Vegan Society Yolanda recently celebrated her 30th anniversary of going vegan. Join her on an entertaining look back on 30 years of veganism and what it takes to go vegan and stay vegan. Yolanda will share tips, vegan history and stories and will take a humourus look at being vegan at a time when even the vegans didn’t know how to pronounce the word.   Yolanda Soryl is a butcher’s daughter who went vegetarian aged 18, vegan at 26 and raised her 4 children from birth to adulthood…

1:15pm: TALK – Coces: Saving lives. Life on an animal sanctuary

Cath Chittenden

Saving lives. Life on an animal sanctuary Coces Vehreschild, Sanctuary worker, Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Sanctuary worker Coces, spends many of their waking hours caring and attending to the needs of rescued animals. Coces will share heartfelt stories of some of their most notable long-term residents including a cow called Iris and Merge the goat. They will also explain the core values behind the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary and give a fascinating insight into everyday life caring for rescued animals. Set up by the Animal Protection Society ten years ago, the Society bought 26 acres of land to set up…

2pm: TALK – Dr Mike Joy: Feeding the world in the future

Cath Chittenden

Feeding the world in the future Dr Mike Joy, Senior researcher, Victoria University Dr Mike Joy is an outspoken advocate for environmental protection in New Zealand and has been highly decorated with numerous prestigious environment awards. In 2009, he was appointed the Environmental New Zealander of the Year and three years later, Person of the Year! Mike will discuss how we can continue to feed the burgeoning human population without relying on fossil fuels to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a safe level. Mike is a New Zealand freshwater ecologist and science communicator. He is a Senior Lecturer in…

2:45pm: TALK – Bronwyn Green: A beginner’s guide to low-waste living

Anthony

A beginner’s guide to low-waste living Bronwyn Green, Co-founder, Be Free Grocer The beginners guide to low-waste living is the perfect induction for anyone trying to lessen their carbon footprint and wanting to become a more efficient eco-friendly and compassionate citizen. Bronwyn, a passionate animal and environmental advocate, will offer informative green-living ideas in between sharing her own personal eco-living journey that effectively inspired her to launch their own plastic-free, eco-friendly, cruelty-free store.   “I will offer many practical ways to reduce your household waste and there will be ample opportunities to ask questions,” says Bronwyn.   Read more about…