Sep
17
to Sep 21

Speeches in Hawaii

VSH Banner.jpg

During the week of September 16-22, Dr. Rao will be in Hawaii, speaking in Kailua-Kona on Sun Sep 15, Oahu on Tue, Sep 17, Maui on Thu, Sep 19 and at the Oahu VegFest on Sat, Sep 21. For more information, please look up the event announcements on the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii web site here.

View Event →
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Sierra Club Dinner Talk

Sierra Club Bay Area.jpg

“Veganism: Healthy for People, Healthy for the Planet”

Thursday, September 26, no-host cocktails/social hour—6 pm, dinner—7:00, program—8:00, Berkeley Yacht Club on the Berkeley Marina, one block north of the west end of University Avenue (ample free park­ing is available in the Marina parking lots).

Why is the Vegan movement the fastest growing social justice movement in the world today? It is because Veganism is the foundation of any credible solution to our myriad health and environmental crises. A whole-foods, plant-based Vegan diet can mitigate and reverse 14 of the 15 leading causes of death in Western countries. A Vegan World would free up one-third of the land area of the planet to be returned to forests, sequestering the excess carbon in the atmosphere, reversing climate change, while simultaneously restoring habitat for wildlife, halting biodiversity loss. People are going Vegan for their Health, for the Environment, for the Animals and most importantly, for Love. Without Love, none of the other reasons stick, but with Love, all of them combine to make the Vegan transition, one of the most important steps that people have taken in their entire lives.

Join us as Dr. Sailesh Rao, Executive Director of Climate Healers, chronicles his Vegan journey and explains why the Vegan movement is catching fire all around the world. Learn about the Vegan World 2026! project, which aims to turn the whole world Vegan within the next seven years! We will be serving a delicious and nutritious Vegan dinner, including savory "meaty" Vegan entrees, catered by a specialty Vegan company, whose representatives will also be in attendance.  Come see what all the excitement is about, and try out gourmet Vegan cuisine!

View Event →
Oct
2
to Oct 11

Exploring Solutions - Vegan World 2026 Online Summit

Summit Banner 3.jpg

Join us for this FREE Online Summit to Explore Solutions to the existing climate crisis, focusing on Veganism. Dr. Sailesh Rao will interview a number of experts on what is needed to create a new system of Normalized Non-Violence where we can live in Compassion for all and Reverse Climate Change. Interviews are Live and Interactive. Come join us and be a part of the solution.


View Event →
Oct
25
to Oct 27

Vegan World 2026! Conference

VW Conf 2019.jpg

Calling all Vitally Engaged Guardians of Animals and Nature (VEGANs)!

Please join us at the Vegan World 2026! Conference in Mesa, AZ, on Oct 25-27, 2019, for a three-day fun-filled, brain-swarming weekend where we will work on specifying the software tools and infrastructure we need to create a new system of normal nonviolence. The goal of the Conference is to write up high level specifications for a “VegAndroid” smartphone operating system, including a digital wallet application for a new “Aquarius” currency system that automatically facilitates a culture of compassion in a service-driven economy.

For registration, please click here.

View Event →
Nov
29
to Dec 1

Pune Health and Sustainability Conference

  • yashada Pune, Maharashtra India (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Brain Swarming.jpg

Join us for the Health and Sustainability Conference in Pune, Maharashtra, India from Friday, Nov 29, 2019 through Sunday, Dec 1, 2019, hosted by Climate Healers of Pune. The Conference will feature the documentaries, “A Prayer for Compassion”, “What The Health, “Cowspiracy” and “The Game Changers”, with expert presentations and panel discussions centered around the themes in these documentaries. Attendees will receive a Climate Healers certification so that they can start Climate Healers groups in their community and help spread the message.

View Event →

Aug
8
5:30 PM17:30

How Not To Go Extinct talk

Brain Swarming Meeting Banner.jpg

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 us for an illuminating talk here.

View Event →
Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

A Prayer for Compassion and Speech - SoCo VegFest

  • Luther Burbank Center Santa Rosa, CA USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will be premiering “A Prayer for Compassion” in Santa Rosa on Aug 13 at the Sonoma County Vegfest, Luther Burbank Center. 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. Dr. Sailesh Rao will be present for the Q&A following the movie screening.

Dr. Rao will also deliver an impassioned speech to heal the planet at 11:00am during the Soco Vegfest.

For tickets, please click here.

View Event →
Jul
4
to Jul 7

JAINA Convention

  • Ontario Convention Center Way Ontario, CA, 91764 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Climate Healers will be tabling along with the Interfaith Vegan Coalition at the JAINA Convention in Ontario, CA. Dr. Sailesh Rao will be speaking on Friday, Jul 5, 1:30pm-2:20pm on Jul 5, 2019. This talk advances the hypothesis that an ecosystem’s role for human beings as the “Thermostat Species” is in harmony with scientific facts as well as with the foundational myths of major cultures. With strong scientific evidence, it shows why we need to transform to a largely Vegan World by 2026 to continue this ecosystems role as compassionate “Climate Healers”, or risk our own extinction.

For schedule, please click here.

View Event →
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

A Prayer for Compassion - Arizona Mills

  • 5000 South Arizona Mills Circle Tempe, AZ, 85282 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will be premiering “A Prayer for Compassion” in AZ on June 13 at Harkins, Arizona Mills, Tempe, AZ. 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. Dr. Sailesh Rao will be present for the Q&A following the movie screening.

Please note that this is a TUGG screening. For the screening to happen, you have to purchase tickets with a credit card, but you won’t be charged until the quota is met.

For tickets, please click here.

View Event →
Jun
3
6:30 PM18:30

A Prayer for Compassion - LA Premiere

  • 9036 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA, 90211 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will be premiering “A Prayer for Compassion” in LA on June 3 at Laemmle Music Hall, Beverly Hills, CA. 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. Lisa Levinson, Dr. Armaiti May and Dr. Sailesh Rao will be present for the Q&A following the movie screening.

Please note that this is a TUGG screening. For the screening to happen, you have to purchase tickets with a credit card, but you won’t be charged until the quota is met.

For tickets, please click here.

View Event →
Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Ottawa VegFest

  • The RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive Ottawa CANADA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dr. Sailesh Rao will be speaking at the Ottawa Veg Fest in Canada on May 31, 2019. This talk advances the hypothesis that an ecosystem’s role for human beings as the “Thermostat Species” is in harmony with scientific facts as well as with the foundational myths of major cultures. With strong scientific evidence, it shows why we need to transform to a largely Vegan World by 2026 to continue this ecosystems role as compassionate “Climate Healers”, or risk our own extinction.

For schedule, please click here.

View Event →
May
25
11:30 AM11:30

FayetteVille VegFest

  • 124 Anderson St Fayetteville, NC USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dr. Sailesh Rao will be speaking at the FayetteVille Veg Fest in North Carolina on May 25, 2019. This talk advances the hypothesis that an ecosystem’s role for human beings as the “Thermostat Species” is in harmony with scientific facts as well as with the foundational myths of major cultures. With strong scientific evidence, it shows why we need to transform to a largely Vegan World by 2026 to continue this ecosystems role as compassionate “Climate Healers”, or risk our own extinction.

For schedule, please click here.

View Event →
Mar
5
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.

View Event →
Feb
9
to Jul 13

Free Webinar Series : How Not To Go Extinct

Brain Swarming.jpg

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:
https://climatehealers.ticketspice.com/free-webinar-series-how-not-to-go-extinct

To join, please go to
https://zoom.us/j/7328093526

View Event →
Parliament of World Religions
Nov
3
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.

View Event →
Vegan World 2026! Conference
Oct
26
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.

View Event →
Vegan May Fest
May
19
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

View Event →
Jun
14
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.

Bio:

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.

View Event →
Dec
30
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.

View Event →
Dec
14
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.

View Event →