Human Diet and the Natural Environment
Mike Hudak’s Photographs
Boston Vegetarian Society
Seeks to make a better world for people, animals, and the earth through advancing a healthful vegetarian diet and a compassionate ethic.
A web site for people interested in simple living, nonviolence, vegetarianism, and spiritual concerns.
Promotes a shift toward a healthy plant-based diet.
Founded to be a place where everyone can come to learn about issues concerning our food, how it is produced, and the many complex connections it has to our world and our lives.
Educates people about the deep connection among all life on Earth, and the powerful effect our everyday choices can have on creating a cleaner, healthier and more compassionate world.
Rochester Area Vegan Society
Provides educational resources on the impact of animal-centered diets on human health, on the integrity of our environment, on world hunger, and on cruelty needlessly inflicted on billions of living, feeling, creatures every year.
Sierra Club’s True Cost of Food Campaign
A campaign to promote sustainable food choices from the Sierra Club National Sustainable Consumption Committee.
Promotes a plant-based diet through brochures and street activism. Noted for its pamphlet “101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian.”
Public Lands Ranching
Photos from the Camino de Santiago (2013) on Flickr
and on Picasa.
Center for Biological Diversity
Works to secure a future for animals and plants hovering on the brink of extinction, for the wilderness they need to survive, and by extension for the spiritual welfare of generations to come.
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)
An organization “protecting employees that protect our enviroment.”
A network of individuals who are working to improve the ecological conditions of America’s public rangelands.
Sierra Club Grazing Team
Advocate for eliminating the adverse effects of livestock production on native species and their habitats on all federal public lands of the United States.
User’s Guide for the Rapid Assessment of the Functional Condition of Stream-Riparian Ecosystems in the American Southwest
Peter B. Stacey, Allison L. Jones, Jim C. Catlin, Don A. Duff, Lawrence E. Stevens, and Chad Gourley. 2006. This document describes an integrated, multi-dimensional method for rapid assessment of the functional condition of riparian and associated aquatic habitats. The protocol is particularly appropriate for small- to medium-sized streams and rivers in the American Southwest, but with slight modification it also should be applicable to reaches in other temperate regions and geomorphic settings.
Vegcast interview with Mike Hudak
Vegcast host Vance Lehmkuhl interviews Mike Hudak, director of Public Lands Without Livestock, about the recent article¹ by Cornell University researchers regarding which diet consisting of foods produced solely within New York State can feed the most people. Hudak addresses misleading pro-meat statements found in the Cornell press release about the article. Hudak also takes the opportunity to speak about his recent book Western Turf Wars which exposes the mismanagment of ranching on federal public lands that leads to squandering tax dollars and natural resources.
1. Christian J. Peters, Jennifer L. Wilkins, and Gary W. Fick. “Testing a Complete-diet Model for Estimating the Land Resource Requirements of Food Consumption and Agricultural Carrying Capacity: The New York State Example.” Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems: 22(2) (2007): 145–153.
Western Watersheds Project
Works to protect and restore western watersheds and wildlife through education, public policy initiatives and litigation.
Works to protect and restore the native biological diversity and watersheds of the American Southwest; educate and enlist citizens to support protection of the forests, rivers, deserts and grasslands of this arid region; advocate for the principles of conservation biology in plans to restore degraded ecosystems and watersheds; enforce and strengthen environmental laws; support communities in efforts to protect their land and to practice and promote sustainable use of natural resources.
Wolf Recovery Foundation
Fosters our heritage of wild wolf communities by advocating their presence forever in places where they have been extirpated.
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