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A local group to support and encourage a compassionate, cruelty-free, vegan lifestyle. We hold cooking sessions, tasting sessions, information sessions on everything from cruelty-free moisturisers to leather-free walking boots; vegan textiles to the best dairy-free cheese for cheese sauce!

Petition: Ban Driven Grouse Shooting: Wilful blindness is no longer an option

“Chris Packham, Ruth Tingay and Mark Avery (Wild Justice) believe that intensive grouse shooting is bad for people, the environment and wildlife. People; grouse shooting is economically insignificant when contrasted with other real and potential uses of the UK’s uplands.”

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UN climate change report calls for human diet changes, 3VV interviewed on BBC radio

A special report on climate and land has been commissioned by the United Nations; it found that global warming will happen faster than we think.  Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are falling significantly short unless we make drastic changes to land use for  human diets.

This message from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) may not come as a surprise to you, yet many media outlets this week are reporting on this advice to reduce meat consumption.

3 Valley Vegans’ Phil was interviewed on BBC Radio Leeds yesterday, describing how people can move towards a vegetarian or vegan diet, how it is easier than ever, and what support is available for individuals. You can hear the discussion on ‘The Big Yorkshire Phone In 08/08/2019‘ from around 1h 11m in, until early September.

The report was compiled over recent months by more than 100 experts, around half of whom hail from developing countries.

“We don’t want to tell people what to eat,” says Hans-Otto Pörtner, an ecologist who co-chairs the IPCC’s working group on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. “But it would indeed be beneficial, for both climate and human health, if people in many rich countries consumed less meat, and if politics would create appropriate incentives to that effect.”

(Image by Luca Basili via Unsplash)

26 Jul: Foodie Friday stall at Tod market, can you help?

Monthly Foodie Friday events are running this summer and autumn in Calderdale. “A feast for the senses on the last Friday of each month.” 3 Valley Vegans are hosting a stall on Todmorden open air market on Friday, 26 July 2019.

Foodie Friday (Fryday) Todmorden Markets

Our information stall will be a celebration of veganism and will promote all things vegan. We will provide information about how and why to go vegan and where to buy and eat vegan food in the area. There will be vegan recipes demonstrated and written down for people to take away and free samples of vegan food for people to try.  If anyone would like to help out either by baking or creating some food samples to give away or by helping out on the stall then please contact Hilary on hils46@yahoo.co.uk. Even a few hours would be wonderful.

  • 3 Valley Vegans vegan food and information stall
  • Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Start: 9am (time TBC)
  • Finish: 7pm or earlier (time TBC)
  • Even if you could come for an hour or two, that would be great
  • Location: Todmorden outdoor market, OL14 5AJ

Contact: Hilary on hils46@yahoo.co.uk

Edit: Photos from the event

24 Jun: World Cookery Demo (Eastern) in Todmorden

Poster for cookery demoIt’s nearly time for another 3 Valley Vegans Cookery Demo.

This is your chance to come to one of our popular evenings where we provide tasters, recipes and info on a plant-based diet.

Want to get inspired to cook more, find new recipes or vegan alternatives?

We have started a series of world cookery demos. This time we head out east, between the Mediterranean and South East Asia.

Sign up by emailing kim@3valleyvegns.org.uk today.

  • 7pm-9pm 
  • Monday, 24th June 2019
  • Central Methodist Church, Todmorden
  • Suggested donation: £3
  • Gluten-free options
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Halifax Road OL14 5AW, behind Tod market

Sign up by emailing kim@3valleyvegns.org.uk today.

( See facebook icon 16 Facebook event)

(Note: photographs and videos will be taken, please tell us if you don’t want to be in them.)

Update: photos from the event

See all the recipes from our World Cookery Demo.

Video of Gig cooking Pad Thai and sweetcorn fitters

3 Valley Vegans is highlighted in The University of Manchester Volunteer of the Year awards

The University of Manchester hosts an annual Volunteer of the Year event on 2 May 2019, recognising the achievements of its staff, students and alumni making a positive contribution with various communities around the world. We are delighted to announce that our own Phil Reed was shortlisted and subsequently awarded the “highly commended” certificate for his voluntary work with 3 Valley Vegans! His nomination highlighted the cookery demonstrations that the group have hosted, promoting healthy plant-based lifestyles and providing information to residents of Calderdale and beyond, plus his time with the core group meetings and implementation of digital technology and skills.

Hilary and Phil holding a certificate
Hilary and Phil with the certificate at the awards ceremony lunch.

26 May: Canal towpath walk from Todmorden to Littleborough

Photo of Rochdale Canal by Alexander P Kapp
© Copyright Alexander P Kapp and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

The 3 Valley Vegans event for May 2019 is a walk from Todmorden to Littleborough, followed by late lunch at Veggie Vixen.

Come and join us on Sunday 26th May.

  • Start: outside the Golden Lion pub in Todmorden at 11.00 am.
  • Finish: Littleborough for a late lunch/afternoon tea at the Veggie Vixen in Littleborough (38 Victoria Street, OL15 9DB)

We’ll walk along the canal towpath which will be easy walking but we advise you to wear walking shoes/boots as some parts of the route can be muddy. Bring a rainproof coat and vegan snacks and drinks with you to keep you going until we reach the Veggie Vixen.

For anyone who wants a longer walk Elizabeth is going to start at Hebden Bridge at 9.30 joining the towpath near the Co-op in Hebden Bridge.

Booking: Email: 3valleyvegns@gmail.com