Welcome to the 401st episode of Our Hen House!
Mariann talks to Green Monday founder David Yeung about his plant-based grocery store and cafe, Green Common. David Yeung is a noted environmental advocate and founder of Green Monday, an innovative social venture that takes on on climate change, food insecurity, health issues and animal welfare with a diverse platform that shifts individuals, communities, and corporations towards sustainable, healthy, and mindful living. Under Green Monday Mr. Yeung launched Green Common – the world’s first plant-based green living destination – to introduce a revolutionary food and lifestyle experience. The movement of Green Monday has now spread to over 10 countries, with 1.6 million people practicing Green Monday at its Hong Kong origin. Awards and recognition won by Green Monday and Mr. Yeung include “50 Most Innovative Companies,” “100 Most Creative People in China,” “Asia 100 Pioneers”, “Ten Outstanding Young Persons Hong Kong”, “Best Idea of the Year.” He is also the author of a number of best-selling books on Zen wisdom and mindfulness. Mr. Yeung is a graduate of Columbia University and a Director of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), Hong Kong AIDS Foundation and Hong Kong Buddhist Association.
Jasmin talks with Hayden Hamilton Hall and Aaron Hall, otherwise known as the Vegan Voyagers. The Vegan Voyagers are two vegans, traveling the US in an RV with five cats, a dog, and a chicken. Their goals are to visit every state, every National Park, and eat at as many vegan restaurants as they possibly can. Hayden has been vegan for almost 7 years and has a long history of working for animal rights organizations. She previously worked as a Campaigner for PETA, in fundraising for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and is currently the Grassroots Activation Manager for FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement). Aaron has been vegan for 3.5 years, previously worked as the Web Developer for Sea Shepherd (where we met) and does contract work for rescue organizations. He is currently the Lead Developer at Allied Health Media. They both are lucky enough to work remotely, which is how they can travel full-time.
Mariann covers News and Rising Anxieties, too!
As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.
This episode is brought to you in part through the generosity of A Well-Fed World. A Well-Fed World is a hunger relief and animal protection organization chipping away at two of the world’s most immense, unnecessary and unconscionable forms of suffering… the suffering of people hungry from lack of food, and the suffering of animals used and abused for food. Mending our unjust food system is a critical part of solving the world’s most destructive and persistent problems. Fortunately, the plant-based foods that promote health and well-being are the same foods that conserve resources to better feed the world, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the environment. A Well-Fed World provides the means for change by empowering individuals, social justice organizations, and political decision makers to embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming. Learn more at awfw.org.
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