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Kiva Lender vaalea
Victoria, BC, Canada
I loan because:
it allows the funds I loan to be "recycled" to help someone else which I can't see happen with charity donations, and it creates personal connections to our international family.
Always in transition. :) Spent a year in Ireland 2010/2011, and moved to Vancouver Island from Ottawa in Feb 2016. I like to call myself a social collaborator. I like using social media/facebook, to collaborate and to promote/support projects/ideas/products/initiatives etc. I've been an entrepreneur, I am an activist, and am greatly interested in all things "green".
I loan under the Vegans and Vegetarians group because it is the most important issue of our time: "A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change, a UN report said... The panel, which drew on numerous studies including the Millennium ecosystem assessment, cites the following pressures on the environment as priorities for governments around the world: climate change, habitat change, wasteful use of nitrogen and phosphorus in fertilisers, over-exploitation of fisheries, forests and other resources, invasive species, unsafe drinking water and sanitation, lead exposure, urban air pollution and occupational exposure to particulate matter... Agriculture, particularly meat and dairy products, accounts for 70% of global freshwater consumption, 38% of the total land use and 19% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, says the report..." http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/jun/02/un-report-meat-free-diet
Justice for animals is hand in hand with justice for humans. We can live with abundance on this earth, co-existing peacefully with other earthlings.
Forks Over Knives,