Following Government advice, we have to cancel this event, sadly.
Twice before, 3 Valley Vegans ended a great walk at the Pace Egg Play(s) in Heptonstall. We’re going to do it again this year and this time our walk will start in Todmorden. It will take us around 3 hours to walk the 9 km (5.5 miles) route to Heptonstall and, if we arrive on time, we will be able to watch the Calder High School version of the play at 3pm and the Heptonstall Players’ version at 4pm. The walk will afford some great views and will pass some lovely places as well as working farms where animals do not live the kind of lives that vegans wish for them. The Pace Egg plays are a Good Friday tradition and it is great fun to be part of the large and interactive audience. (Final details TBC)
🕦 Time & date: Good Friday, 10th April 2020 before 11:30 am as we will leave promptly at that time.
🚏 Meeting place: The bus stop on the opposite side of the road to the Shell garage on Halifax Road, Todmorden (heading out of Todmorden towards Halifax, the bus stop is on the left 100m before the left turn to Hallroyd Road).
👞 Equipment: The walk could well cross muddy and slippery terrain and so waterproof walking boots and suitable clothing are a must. Maybe walking sticks too.
😬 Severity: The 9 km walk will involve climbs totalling 516m and the highest point will be 326m above sea level. (We will have started at 124m above sea level.)
🍞 Food: Please bring only vegan food to eat for lunch and/or during the walk. That’s the rule for 3VV walks.
🚌 Getting home afterwards: those returning to Todmorden can either do it on foot again following a different route on the same side of the valley (north) or take a bus.
UPDATE: Due to recent weather events, we have cancelled our ‘Down with Dairy’ activism in Hebden Bridge.
Street activism helping people to go dairy free. We’re going to hand out free samples of dairy alternatives and give out leaflets. We might wear some masks too. If anyone wants to help with the technology we might show video footage too! See the Surge website for more information about the realities of dairy.
If the weather is awful then we might just hand out leaflets and shorten the event.
Plant-basing the future: Your diet for our planet
featuring a guest speaker from Extinction Rebellion (XR)
Two hours, one evening:
Topical film excerpts
Workshop and talk
Children age 11+ welcome
Come and explore with us the climate change and other environmental impacts of diets based on meat, fish and dairy. We’ll also discuss claims that some forms of animal-based agriculture are still compatible with climate change mitigation. Of particular interest to people who tried Veganuary.
An amazing quarter of a million people took part in Veganuary 2019. January 2020 is set to see even more people trying vegan for a month, as we become ever-more aware of the benefits of following a vegan diet for animals, the environment and human health.
If you are thinking of going vegan, January is the perfect time to try. It’s easier than ever, and by taking part in Veganuary you’ll be joining thousands of others gaining support as part of an international community of like-minded people.
“We are super-excited about Veganuary, as our mission is to help others to go, stay and enjoy being vegan. Our 10 minute video 6 steps to going vegan, shows you how to do this the easy way.”
The Vegan Approach’s experienced vegan volunteers include 3 Valley Vegans’ very own Elizabeth King, who delivers the 6 steps to going vegan talk at festivals around the north. After being awarded a university certificate in plant-based nutrition, Elizabeth is now also offering talks on vegan nutrition, where she will share her expert knowledge and passion on how to be a healthy vegan.
After years of experience of supporting others to go vegan, The Vegan Approach have devised these 6 stepsshowing you how to go vegan the easy way.
Find your motivation – working out why you want to be vegan and researching the many benefits will keep you on track.
Decide what to eat – there’s so much choice on a plant-based diet. To help you make the transition, The Vegan Approach give handy hints on menu ideas, recipes, food swaps and where to shop.
Find out about nutrition– there are many benefits to a plant-based diet but you may be concerned about meeting your nutritional needs. Follow The Vegan Approach nutrition tips to make sure your diet is balanced.
Find vegan friendly restaurants – you’ll soon find being vegan at home is easy, but may wonder where to eat out. The Vegan Approach guide will point you in the right direction.
Veganise your life – during Veganuary you may just want to eat a plant-based diet, but once you have this sussed you might choose to follow a vegan lifestyle, avoiding animal products in clothing, cosmetics and household products.
Think about friends and family – before starting your vegan journey you may think that the hardest part will be missing certain foods, such as cheese. However, people often discover that the most difficulties come from being vegan in a non-vegan world. Meeting other vegans can really help, and the great news is that 3 Valley Vegans are hosting an event in February for local Veganuary, where you can meet like-minded people and find out even more about how to go and stay vegan.
So that’s The Vegan Approach 6 steps in a nutshell. Visit www.theveganapproach.co.uk and follow them on social media for more tips on how to go vegan the easy way.
Good luck with your vegan journey and if you are already vegan please share their video and help us create thousands more vegans!
On Saturday 25th January, Cube of Truth came to Hebden Bridge for the first time. Cube of Truth is a form of street activism devised by Anonymous for the Voiceless in Australia and now takes place all over the world.
The Hebden Bridge event was organised by Anonymous for the Voiceless Bradford. I didn’t count how many people came but I reckon around 25, many more, I’m told, than usually join Cube of Truth events. It seemed a lot of people were very keen to bring their message to Hebden Bridge. One reason was the opportunity to reach visitors as well as residents.
It was a very interesting day and many conversations were held with people who had viewed the footage from the film “Dominion” shown on the screens held in the Cube.
Cube of Truth events are conducted according to a very specific set of guidelines to ensure that passers by who are engaged with receive a consistent vegan message. People new to the Cube are welcome to shadow more experienced members of the group as they talk to people. Everyone is welcome to have a stint standing in the Cube, although this is not compulsory. It is interesting to view what is happening from behind a mask!
Afterwards we repaired to the lovely vegan cafe Sacred Space for delicious food and warmth! You can see a brief video of this tiny cafe packed with activists on their Facebook page.
The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; they attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach.