A boat made entirely out of plastic waste has embarked on its first expedition across the Indian Ocean. The trip is more about the journey than the destination, aiming to kickstart a “plastic revolution” in the coastal communities of Kenya and Tanzania. Covered with around 30,000 re-purposed flip-flops, 10 tons of locally recycled plastic were used […]
Bristol DJ Michael Savage has made nightclub history after playing Toto’s 1982 hit tune “Africa” for 12 hours straight. To get through the night, Savage relied heavily on vegan rolls, cider, and coffee. Savage’s unique fundraising event was in aid of Bristol-based charity Temwa, which works in rural areas of Northern Malawi to help develop self-sufficient […]
A team of vegan mountain climbers are set to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Called the Vegan Kilimanjaro 2 Plant-Based Nutrition Challenge (VK2), the event aims to demonstrate the physical feats that can be achieved on a vegan diet. The trek is a follow-up to last year’s Vegan Kilimanjaro Challenge, which took place last […]
An increasing number of people in Nairobi, Kenya, are adopting a plant-based diet. The vegan movement is gaining traction in the region largely due to health concerns, animal welfare, and the environment. For Nairobi, the capital of and largest city in Kenya, reducing meat consumption is a notable feat. According to publication Roads & Kingdoms, […]
Illinois has just become the ninth U.S. state to ban the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horns. The move comes in an effort to help stop illegal poaching and wildlife trafficking networks in Africa killing elephants and rhinos for their tusks and horns. The bill was signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday […]
According to vegan comedian Romesh Ranganathan, Ethiopia is “incredible for vegans.” The TV host revealed the tidbit of advice in a recent interview with Radio Times about his new BBC2 show, “The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan.” The series is a three-part travelogue that takes the viewer on a trip to what the show synopsis calls“some of the most beautiful, but […]
Rancher Joe Braman has partnered with the South African conservation alliance to end rhino poaching and protect animals on the brink of extinction, the Victoria Advocate reported. Braman believes the solution lies in man’s best friend. With the help of retired K-9 handler and trainer Esequiel Ortiz, Braman has trained 50 dogs to hunt and “arrest” […]