Big Questions Brighter Tomorrow have just released 'Livi and the Story of Climate Change', the follow up to 'Livi and the Story of the Sausage Roll'. Watch a video reading of each book here. One of the authors, Erika, is also working on a campaign for vegan school meals in the UK. Get in touch with her to find out more.
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Phoebe Swan introduces her eco kid's book 'King Leonard's Teddy', which is currently shortlisted for the Little Rebels Award. The award recognises radical and inclusive children's literature. The book visualises themes of 'over-consumption and waste.. all bundled up in a hugely- relatable narrative of losing a favourite toy'.
'Vivi the Supervegan' is a children's book with a vegan message, designed to encourage children to take a stand and empower them to be compassionate and kind...to all kinds. Author Tina Newman describes her vegan journey here. You can find lockdown activities on the website, and information about the next book in the series.
Faye Smith runs Nature Makers, a crafty outdoor learning group which only uses vegan and eco friendly craft materials. Nature Makers share craft ideas and colouring sheets online, and produce educational materials. Here Faye shares some forest school art ideas, and the story of how she set the classes up.
The music industry is taking steps to offset their carbon footprint. That does not always mean a change in their business format. Nonetheless, with all this in mind, I still believe we need to support all those who are looking for alternatives to our current business models. So, as a vinyl music lover, I support these endeavours.
A day in the life of a child living in the Sadhana Forest vegan community, a part of Auroville ecovillage, India.
Breeze ‘Sistah Vegan’ Harper is an academic, author, consultant, and mother of four ‘sistot’ vegans. She is well known for her critical race feminist speeches… and here she reviews a picture book about dinosaurs: 'T-Veg - The Story Of A Carrot-Crunching Dinosaur'. Breeze has a talk coming up this week about antiracism parenting.
I am an advocate for a cleaner, smarter, more eco-friendly way of life. Because it just makes sense. I am also an avid music fan, specifically music on vinyl. My parents listened to music all day long, and it was on vinyl. I was raised on that sound. So, I'm on a quest to find eco-friendly options for vinyl music lovers.
Tara Franks tells us how she keeps her London based baby music club going virtually, while the UK is in lockdown. Tot's Tunes blurb: 'These interactive, creative parent and baby (0-5s) classes combine learning original tunes and songs from around the world with a few dance moves! Tots Tunes is for local parents who want to connect with other like-minded people in the neighbourhood and have a bit of fun, listen to and sing some quality ‘non-baby’ acoustic music all accompanied by live string instruments and djembe. Classes are led by founder and cellist Tara Franks. Award winning Tots Tunes (Netmums best class in Hackney) is the longest standing of SoundsCreative's Neighbourhood projects, running since 2011'
Laura Chepner is a teacher, environmentalist, and vegan-inclusion educational consultant from the United Kingdom. Upon recognising a gap in vegan-inclusion and education, both in her capacity as a teacher and as the mother of a vegan student, Chepner formed the United Kingdom's first non-profit, vegan, school consultancy company "Primary Veducation" in 2017. She frequently presents to school staff and parents at events supporting vegan-inclusion, and has successfully campaigned for plant-based options on both private and public-sector menus.