Vegan Experiences: An Interview with Ali Dark
[Editor's Note: This is the finial installment in a month-long series on the benefits of being vegetarian, approaching vegetarian eating from a family perspective and insights/perspectives from other vegetarians and vegans. Read Part 1: A Family Guide to Vegetarian Eating, Part 2: Vegetarian Recipes That Keep Them Coming Back for More, or Part 3: Vegetarian Experiences -- An Interview with Courtney Carver. The series concludes with an thought-provoking interview with Ali of alidark.com, who shares his passion and experiences with being vegan.]
If you don’t know Ali Dark, you should.
I stumbled across Ali shortly after launching The New Pursuit and have been a fan ever since. His deep insights, convictions and wisdom come through loud and clear at his blog, alidark.com, where as he puts it, he works to “create abundance through simplicity and empower you to bring positive change to your life and create heaven on earth.”
Over the past few months we’ve become friends, sharing ideas, thoughts and aspirations of change and how to turn it into action.
One of Ali’s passions — and that word might not do it justice — is his vegan lifestyle and the promise that such a lifestyle can hold for righting many of the ills in the world. With that in mind, I asked him to share with TNP readers some of his experiences and thoughts. In classic Ali fashion he came back with a video response. Look below the video for a complete listing of all the resources he mentions.
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References & Resources Mentioned by Ali
Research and Information
Groundbreaking UN report on livestock and the environment: FAO “Livestock’s Long Shadow” (2006)
Building on the 2006 UN report, concluding livestock contribute more than half of GHG, and making real and useful suggestions (replace meat in our diets): WorldWatch: “Livestock and Climate Change” (2009) and Deforestation in the Amazon: Greenpeace: “Amazon Cattle Footprint” (a Mongaby summary)
The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (www.PCRM.org)
Blogging and Community Links:
Become a part of the Veg Coach Community
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