to Jul 13

Free Webinar Series : How Not To Go Extinct

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Are you concerned about how climate change, biodiversity loss, ecosystems collapse, chemical pollution, poverty, racism, and other social justice issues are combining to send us over the extinction cliff? Are you confused about the greenhouse gas emissions contribution of Animal Agriculture? Do you want to know how a compassionate Vegan World could literally cure the climate and the ecosystems of the planet? Do you want to know how such a Vegan World can be achieved?

Please join Dr. Sailesh Rao for a free, six-part Webinar series where he uses peer-reviewed scientific data to answer these questions and shows why the mainstream scientific community is silent about this potent cure for environmental ills.

Feb 9, 2019 : Overview - The Climate Healers Hypothesis
Mar 9, 2019 : Political - Make America Brave Again
Apr 13, 2019 : Social - Make Humanity Belong Again
May 11, 2019 : Ecological - Make Earth Green Again
Jun 8, 2019 : Spiritual - Make God Great Again
Jul 13, 2019 : Economy - Vegan World 2026!

All Webinars will be conducted at 10am and 10pm MST on the specified dates. For registration, please go to:

To join, please go to

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6:00 PM18:00

A Prayer for Compassion - NYC Premiere

We will be premiering “A Prayer for Compassion” in NYC on March 5, just prior to Lent. This documentary is the journey of Student Academy Award winner Thomas Jackson to discover the seeds of compassion in all the world's religions, and to suggest to those who identify as religious or spiritual that veganism is the next logical step.

Journey with Thomas -- and, at times, his enchanting 3-year-old daughter, Melody -- on a voyage of discovery across America, to the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech, and to India where the sacred cow is caught in the realities of the dairy and leather industries. Learn from such luminaries as Will Tuttle, PhD, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Suzy Welch, Jeffrey Cohan, Bruce Friedrich, Milton Mills, MD, Charles Camosy, PhD, Sailesh Rao, PhD, and Victoria Moran, some of whom will join Thomas this evening for the post-screening Q & A.

Premiere & VIP reception host committee:
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Sharon Gannon, cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga
David Greene, NY Vegetarian and Vegan Meetup
Jack and Suzy Welch, Authors of Winning & animal rights activists.

For tickets, please click here.

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Parliament of World Religions
to Nov 7

Parliament of World Religions

The Parliament of the World's Religions was created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

To accomplish this, we invite individuals and communities who are equally invested in attaining this goal.

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Vegan World 2026! Conference
to Oct 28

Vegan World 2026! Conference

The time is ripe for humans to evolve beyond our mainstream, egocentric consumer culture of institutionalized, normalized violence towards an eco-centric, life-enriching culture of normalized nonviolence. The inaugural Vegan World 2026! Conference is a multi-disciplinary forum for academics, professionals and ordinary citizens to envision this culture of normalized nonviolence and to discuss the political, social, economic and technical infrastructure for enabling such a culture to take root and flourish in the world before 2026.

To join us for the conference, please register here.

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Vegan May Fest
10:00 AM10:00

Vegan May Fest

The Vegan May Fest is a day filled with Vegan speakers, education, entertainment, food,  arts & crafts. Hear what you need to hear about Veganism from a variety of experienced speakers regarding:
The impact of factory farming on the environment
The health and ethical reasons for a plant based diet
Veganism as a way of life, Emotionally, Mentally, Socially & Spiritually

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to Aug 13

Inspiring the Great Transition - Vegan World 2026 tour

The Great Transition is the metamorphosis of the global industrial civilization from its current domination/control relating "Caterpillar" phase to the partnership/respect relating "Butterfly" phase. At each stop, I will give a brief talk discussing compelling factual reasons why Veganism is foundational for the Butterfly phase and why the Great Transition is bound to occur within the next 9 years, by 2026. This 20-min talk will be followed by a free-form discussion so that each of us can participate in and contribute effectively towards the Great Transition.

Here's the tentative tour itinerary:

San Jose, Costa Rica - Jun 14-18
Portland, OR - Jun 19-23
Phoenix, AZ - Jun 24
Tucson, AZ - Jun 25
Albuquerque, NM - Jun 26
Dallas, TX - Jun 28
Atlanta, GA - Jun 30
Gainesville, FL - Jul 1
Miami, FL - Jul 2
Charleston, SC - Jul 4
NY-NJ area - Jul 5-7
Boston, MA - Jul 8-9
Toronto, ON - Jul 10
Dayton, OH - Jul 11
Cincinnati, OH - Jul 12
Chicago, IL - Jul 13-14
Lawrence, KS - Jul 16
Denver, CO - Jul 18-19
San Francisco, CA - Jul 21-23
Los Angeles, CA - Aug 12
San Diego, CA - Aug 13

These are the cities in which there are active Vegan Spirituality Groups of the Interfaith Vegan Coalition and these kind people have agreed to host me. However, please let me know if you would like me to stop anywhere else.


Sailesh Rao is the Founder and Executive Director of Climate Healers, a non-profit dedicated towards healing the Earth’s climate. A systems specialist with a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, conferred in 1986, Sailesh worked on the Internet communications infrastructure for twenty years after graduation. In 2006, he switched careers and became deeply immersed, full-time, in the spiritual and environmental crises affecting humanity. He is the author of the 2011 book, Carbon Dharma: The Occupation of Butterflies and the 2016 book, Carbon Yoga: The Vegan Metamorphosis. He is the Co-Executive Producer of the trilogy of documentaries, The Human Experiment (2013), Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014) and What The Health (2017), which explore the systemic causes of human and environmental ill health and of the forthcoming documentary, The Compassion Project.

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to Jan 16

Mewar Angithi evaluation

We will be evaluating our deployment of 1000 Mewar Angithis (MAs) in four villages of Udaipur district in Rajasthan, India. We will be interviewing the village women, examining the conditions of the MAs and assessing any potential changes for future deployments. Kayley Lain and AJ Walker, two students of Prof. UdayKumar at the University of Iowa, Donna Schill, a journalist, and Dr. Bhaskar Rao, retired oncologist, are expected to join.

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1:00 PM13:00

Paper presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting

Our paper, coauthored with Prof. Atul Jain and Shijie Shu of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, showing that 265GtC can be sequestered in recovering forests if the whole world goes vegan, will be presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, 2015. The AGU Fall Meeting, the largest gathering of climate scientists in the world with over 25,000 attendees expected, runs from Dec 14 through Dec 18 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

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to Dec 11


COP-21, Paris, France

Paris, France is hosting the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from Nov 30-Dec 11, 2015. COP-21 is intended to achieve an inclusive international agreement designed to keep average global temperature from rising 2C above the pre-industrial level.

Unfortunately, the agreement is likely to be inadequate as animal agriculture, aviation, shipping and biofuels are off the table during the negotiations. MIT's climate scorecard shows that the Intended Nationally Defined Contributions (INDCs), the voluntary restraints that Nations have proposed for themselves, are likely to cause 3.5C increase in global temperature, even if all the pledges are kept.

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Solar Energy Deployment in Navajo Nation
9:00 AM09:00

Solar Energy Deployment in Navajo Nation

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In collaboration with Prof. Sri Narayan of USC and his research team, we will be deploying solar energy units in three households in Navajo Nation with the blessings of Grandmother Grace Yellowhammer. The units will include solar panels, Nickel-Iron batteries, LED lights, cell-phone chargers as well as usage monitoring hardware, courtesy of NexLeaf Analytics.

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12:00 PM12:00

Cowspiracy Screening and Discussion

Cowspiracy screening hosted by the Santa Clara County Animal Advocates, the Saratoga Hindu Temple and Saratoga City Council Member, Rishi Kumar. Panel Discussion to follow with co-director Keegan Kuhn and co-producer Sailesh Rao.
Lunch will be served.
Venue is the Joan Pisani Community Center, 19655 Allendale Avenue, Saratoga, CA, The Saunders Room
For RSVP, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/845396352202954

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12:00 PM12:00

Effects of Overgrazing

The keys to healing our Earth’s climate lie in being kind to animals and in understanding the plants that are all around us. In this walk, we will explore the landscape consequences of overgrazing and the diverse plant life that is signaling us to change our ways, heal ourselves and our planet.

Our walk leader will be Sailesh Rao, the Executive Director of Climate Healers , a non-profit dedicated to healing the Earth’s climate through systemic and behavioral changes in human societies. Sudha Fatima is a doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, a natural healer, and a plant aficionado. This walk is supported by Factory Farming Awareness Coalition  (FFAC), a non-profit committed to spreading awareness about factory farming. For RSVP, go to http://wildoakland.org/event/how-is-overgrazing-affecting-our-climate/?instance_id=462

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