Gentle World

Gentle World: A Brief History

March 5, 2015 ethics
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When Light and I became vegan in February of 1970, there was one reason and one reason only. It wasn’t because of its health benefits, which were unknown at the time, as was its positive effect on the environment. If factory farms existed, we hadn’t heard of them. Animal rights was not yet an issue, […]

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My Vegan Corner of the World (The Kisses Garden)

March 5, 2015 Gentle World
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photos by Nadine Loraine … Life really gets fun when we convert a patch of grass into a thriving ecosystem. My vegan corner of the world is about 30 by 35 feet; a garden to nurture all the senses; to feed both body and soul. Barefoot, I stroll through paths in this place where peace […]

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The Power is Ours

January 4, 2015 ethics
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As we ring out the old, tumultuous year that was 2014, it is tempting to bemoan the current state of the world, and the potential disasters we face at the hands of the powers that seem to be. But the promise of change that comes with ringing in the new demands that we put those thoughts aside, and focus instead on whatever reasons we can find to inspire our hope that somehow, 2015 will bring the changes we so desperately need.

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The Magic Rabbit

December 1, 2014 ethics
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Yesterday, while staying in my home town of Wellington, New Zealand, I visited an historic house constructed in the 1800s. The ‘Colonial Cottage’ had housed children and grandchildren of the original settlers who built it, until it was bequeathed to the city in the 1960s. As we came down a set of narrow steps and through an old wooden door, […]

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A Better World for Us All

December 1, 2014 ethics
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It’s been nearly 14 years since I had my vegan epiphany and vowed to never again partake of or participate in anything offered by the machine of violence that we call the animal industry. Since that time, my appreciation of veganism has continued to grow and deepen, until it has become such an integral part of […]

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Cowspiracy on the Big Island

November 30, 2014 Gentle World
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Last month, we were thrilled to host a screening of the film Cowspiracy, which is a truly eye-opening exposé of the environmental and ethical impacts of animal agriculture, produced by Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn. With close to 60 very responsive attendees, the event was a fantastic success, and it was wonderful to hear people reacting with […]

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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

October 31, 2014 ethics
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We’re excited to announce that Gentle World will be hosting a free screening of Cowspiracy, on Sunday November 16th at our North Kohala Center on the Big Island, Hawaii.

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From our Guestbook

October 3, 2014 Gentle World
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As we say goodbye to September, it somehow seems as though the end of the year is right around the corner. This past season at our Hawaii location has been a wonderful time for visitors and volunteers, and thankfully, one of our new friends gave us a beautiful gift of a hand-made guest-book to help us remember their thoughts and impressions. Here […]

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Part of a Larger Picture

May 21, 2014 ethics
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A letter from one of our readers… “I had always felt like non-human rights were intrinsically tied up with the fight for human rights and everything else. As a feminist I am often appalled at how blatantly exploitative and degrading this world has become for anything feminine in nature. With your eye-opening look into the […]

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Gentle World Powers Up with Outback!

April 3, 2014 Gentle World
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Gentle World wishes to say a special thank you to OutBack Power, for their generous assistance toward  upgrades to the solar power system in our New Zealand educational center. “OutBack Power Technologies is a leading designer and manufacturer of reliable power electronics for renewable energy applications including solar, wind, micro-hydro, and battery based energy systems… OutBack’s customers […]

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