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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World’s First 24-Hour Vegan Drive-Thru Coming in June

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Get ready, Canada! You’re about to make history with the world’s first 24-hour vegan drive-thru. Globally Local, a London, Ontario restaurant, is opening a second location that will feature a drive-thru open all day.

“We’ve been extremely busy at our location downtown, so much so that we really needed another location for the city,” said Globally Local owner James McInnes. “One with a bit bigger infrastructure, so we can have faster service and a drive-thru, making vegan fast food more convenient for people.”
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How Going Vegan Changed My Body

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There’s no question that any change in diet will positively or negatively affect the body. After going vegan, I experienced a lot of changes, and some I wasn’t even expecting!

Some of these changes happened right away and others have taken more time. Regardless, the body I live in now is exponentially healthier than the body I lived in two years ago. Continue reading “How Going Vegan Changed My Body”

Doctors & Nurses Go Vegan to Teach Patients

As plant-based diets become more popular, there has been a shift in the acceptance of their health benefits among the medical community.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics asserts that eating vegan is “appropriate for all stages of the life-cycle” and that plant-based foods are “healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.”

At the Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center in California, they’re taking it one step further by providing doctors, nurses and patients with the tools they need to eat a more plant-based diet.
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