Today’s show began with a brief phone conversation with Rick Hall from the Washington Alliance for Humane Legislation (WAHL), who alerted us to two new bills introduced into the State Legislature this week, HB 786 (which focuses on creation of an animal abusers database) and HB 1787 (which would introduce a tail docking ban on dairy cows). You can learn more about these bills on the Inside Bainbridge site.
Our guests on todays’ show were Will Anderson, author of the book the This Is Hope: Green Vegans and The New Human Ecology and Julie Mihalisin, founder of The New Health Club – an online resource for people who want to increase their intake of whole, plant-based foods.
About our guests:
Will Anderson’s formal entry into environmental nonprofit (NGO) work was in his 1978 founding of Greenpeace Alaska, in Anchorage, Alaska. Shortly thereafter, he was appointed to the national board of directors of Greenpeace USA. Since then, his long career in campaign management spanned both the environmental and animal welfare sectors for a number of additional organizations including Earth Island Institute, Maine Animal Coalition, and the Progressive Animal Welfare Society. National organizations, including the Animal Welfare Institute and Earthjustice, utilized Will as a consultant. He also co-founded Ecology House and Ecology House Franchises, a small chain of six retail stores in three states. In 2009, he founded the nonprofit organization Green Vegans / The New Human Ecology. In late 2012, Will completed his book, Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology / How we find our way to a humane and environmentally sane future, published by John Hunt Publishing / Earth Books.
Julie Mihalisin and husband/business partner, Philip Walling are building The New Health Club – an online resource for people who want to increase their intake of whole, plant-based foods. The couple will inspire people with short, entertaining videos that introduce the High Impact Diet, which can reverse common chronic conditions like obesity, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and some forms of cancer. Using visualization tools that show the connection between personal and global health, users will see the impact they have on water conservation, carbon reduction and more while they watch their own health improve. This is a great opportunity for people familiar with the lifestyle to share their knowledge, cheer others on, and see how much impact they have racked up, too. The New Health Club is soliciting feedback from people at all stages of interest with a simple survey on their website. You can find it on the “Updates and Feedback” page at www.TheNewHealthClub.com.