Dairy Drops Suppliers After Years of Surplus

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A Pennsylvania dairy has cut ties with 11 out of 85 of it’s milk suppliers. Galliker’s Dairy had been running on a surplus for years, incurring significant financial losses after being unable to sell all the milk produced by its suppliers.

By eliminating 13 percent of its suppliers, Galliker’s Dairy will now produce 2 million fewer gallons of milk this year. It currently produces 14.5 million gallons.
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Vegan Preschool Opening in Ohio

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Heärt Montessori, a vegan preschool and kindergarten, is opening next year in Cincinnati, Ohio. The private school will promote self-care, empathy, compassion, and sustainability, while simultaneously focusing on core academics.
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Lady Gaga and Starbucks Unveil Vegan Drinks for a Cause

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Lady Gaga has teamed up with Starbucks to spread a message of kindness with four colorful, vegan drinks. Now through June 19, Starbucks will donate a portion of every purchase from the Cups of Kindness collection to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

“We’re healthier and happier when we live our lives with compassion and our communities are stronger when we treat one another with generosity and respect,” said Lady Gaga. “Born This Way Foundation and I are so excited to partner with Starbucks to help inspire positivity and love through the Cups of Kindness collection.”
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Vegan Athlete Sets World Record

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Sara Lee, a competitor for the vegan non-profit bodybuilding organization PlantBuilt, set the world and American records for kettlebell at the 2017 Naturally Fit Games in Austin, TX on June 3rd. Continue reading “Vegan Athlete Sets World Record”

Vegan Cat Café Coming to Los Angeles

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What goes together better than cruelty-free eats and cuddly kitties? Probably nothing. In Los Angeles, that fantasy is about to become reality with the CatCafe Lounge. The completely nonprofit café, scheduled to open this summer, will serve vegan snacks, drinks, and cuddles from their adoptable cats and kittens.

Kristi Labrenz Galvan founded the CatCafe Lounge with the mission to “increase adoptions & reduce euthanizations while socializing cats,” according to their website.
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Algae-Based Shoes Offer an Eco-Friendly Alternative

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Eco-friendly algae-based shoes are hitting the market in July. VIVOBAREFOOT, a London-based footwear company, has partnered with BLOOM, a performance-based materials manufacturer in Mississippi, to create a lightweight adventure shoe that will clean the waterways and reduce the shoe industry’s carbon footprint.

The shoes are made from algae harvested from freshwater sources like lakes, rivers and pond around the world that are susceptible to algal blooms – aquatic formations that are dangerous to drinking water and wildlife.
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James Cameron to Release Vegan Documentary

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Award-winning director and vegan environmentalist, James Cameron, is the executive producer of The Game Changers, a vegan documentary aimed at challenging the myth that humans need to eat meat in order to survive.

The film, which is set to release later this year, will “introduce the world to elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes—each on a mission to create a seismic shift in the way we eat and live,” according to the film’s website.
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