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Anita Krajnc, global campaign coordinator of the Plant Based Treaty

Anita Krajnc—the global campaign coordinator of the Plant Based Treaty, which views itself as a companion to the Paris Agreement, described, on the Treaty website, as “a grassroots campaign designed to put food systems at the forefront of combating the climate crisis”—describes the key elements of both The Paris Agreement and The Fossil Fuel Treaty, the latter accord serving as a direct template for the Plant Based Treaty creators. Read more…

Avalon Theisen, 14-year-old environmentalist, animal advocate and educator

Avalon Theisen—the 14-year-old Tampa environmentalist, animal advocate, and founder of Conserve It Forward—describes what Conserve It Forward is and does, and what prompted her to launch it 2010 (at age nine). Read more…

Gail Clifton, Sarasota Manatee Assn. for Riding Therapy (SMART)

Gail Clifton—who has worn multiple hats at the Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART), including 11 years as its volunteer Executive Director—discusses SMART’s history and mission. Read more…

Gene Baur, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary

Gene Baur—co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, and author of “Living The Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide To Eating Mindfully, Living Longer and Feeling Better Every Day”—provides an overview of Farm Sanctuary since he helped launch it in 1986 and its current mission, sort of Farm Sanctuary 101. Read more…

Nathan Runkle, founder of Mercy For Animals…Plus, Joan Jett!

Nathan Runkle—founder and president of Mercy For Animals—recounts the horrific incident (a fellow high school student that Runkle said slammed a baby piglet on a concrete floor during class) that prompted him to create the organization in 1999. Read more…