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"Gentle World's core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making such a transition. Toward that end, Gentle World has served as a clearing house of information for the past 30 years, helping children, teens and adults embrace a lifestyle that incorporates their values."

  • Gentle World: A Brief History
    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, […] (...more)
    5 Mar 2015 at 3:42pm       

  • My Vegan Corner of the World (The Kisses Garden)
    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 […] (...more)
    5 Mar 2015 at 2:57pm       

  • Taking Our Ethical Commitments Seriously
    We often presume, without much thought, that we deserve the circumstances of our lives. But let's consider this presumption. We didn't choose to be born. We didn't choose our parents, race, sex, mental capacity, era in history, or our species. All of these are matters of pure luck, and yet largely define our lifelong experience […] (...more)
    3 Mar 2015 at 4:51pm       

  • The Power is Ours
    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 (...more)
    4 Jan 2015 at 10:46pm       

  • The Magic Rabbit
    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, (...more)
    2 Dec 2014 at 1:13am       

  • A Better World for Us All
    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 […] (...more)
    1 Dec 2014 at 7:50pm       

  • Plants Feel Pain Too? What's a Vegan To Do?
    The following article is part of a Q&A with Dr. Will Tuttle, and originally appeared on his website. … Question: I had a chance to attend one of your recent lectures and left inspired to spread awareness about veganism, and began posting messages on my FaceBook page. A lengthy exchange of views followed in which an acquaintance […] (...more)
    1 Dec 2014 at 3:39pm       

  • Cowspiracy on the Big Island
    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 […] (...more)
    30 Nov 2014 at 7:20pm       

  • A Vegan Guide to Thanksgiving
    As a vegan, it’s hard not to feel heavy-hearted around Thanksgiving time. While the rest of the country looks forward in eager anticipation to a day of feast and celebration, we vegans tend to be seen as a thorn in the side of the collective consciousness. Some of us try and simply avoid thinking about the impending […] (...more)
    1 Nov 2014 at 3:02pm       

  • Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
    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. (...more)
    31 Oct 2014 at 10:09pm       

  • The Foundation of our Higher Selves
    In the heat of the summer of 1966, revolution was in the air. Black people were revolting against the injustice of whites, women against the domination of men, and young people everywhere were expanding their minds beyond the restrictive perceptions imposed upon them by their parents, teachers and governments. Like a hurricane, the winds of […] (...more)
    31 Oct 2014 at 5:13pm       

  • From our Guestbook
    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 […] (...more)
    3 Oct 2014 at 3:53pm       

  • Easy Vegan 101: Lentils & Rice
    Did you know that green, brown and French lentils require the same amount of cooking time as long grain brown rice?' Why does this matter? Because you can use this information to make a number of easy, protein-rich dishes when you're on the go or after a long day at work. Easy meal idea: – […] (...more)
    1 Oct 2014 at 3:38pm       

  • Finding the Right Vegan Cheese
    Okay, so you've decided to ditch dairy. Good for you! Your body will thank you in a myriad of ways, not to mention your conscience. Believe it or not, giving up dairy products is one of the very best things you can do to demonstrate your commitment to living gently on this planet, as well as protecting your own health […] (...more)
    30 Sep 2014 at 6:44pm       

  • They Can Count On Me
    This is the first irrefutable truth I discovered in my life; that eating and using animals is, no matter how you look at it, an act of abject cruelty. When we eat or use animals, we are hiring the butcher or dairyman or furrier to kill or abuse the animal for us. We are, in […] (...more)
    30 Sep 2014 at 3:37pm       

  • Could Veganism End World Hunger?
    Whenever someone in the animal rights community suggests the concept of complete animal liberation, and therefore an end to the exploitation of animals, a common criticism and counter-argument to this goal is: “Humans can't give up eating animals (or animal products), because then everyone would starve!” Not only is the idea of giving up their (...more)
    1 Sep 2014 at 10:15pm       

  • The Best Buckwheat Pancakes You've Ever Had! (Gluten-Free)
    I love pancakes. In fact, they are one of my favorite breakfast foods. So when I went vegan and then gluten free I tried a number of store-bought pancake mixes. But none of them gave me that fluffy delicious pancake fix I was looking for. So I went in search of the perfect vegan, gluten-free pancake recipe and discovered the […] (...more)
    31 Aug 2014 at 11:01am       

  • 8 Tips for Going Vegan on a Budget
    One of the myths about the vegan lifestyle is that it's too expensive for the average or low-income family. Perhaps this is because many people relate the term ‘vegan' or a plant-based diet to pre-packed vegan spreads, meat alternatives, vegan dairy substitutes and the cost of some fruits and veggies'. While it is important to note that (...more)
    30 Aug 2014 at 2:50pm       

  • Vegan Art Supplies from Colors of Nature
    It may seem like it shouldn’t be any trouble to source vegan art supplies, but in fact there are many potential pitfalls that the vegan artist can stumble into. From pigments made with carmine and bone, to animal hair brushes, ox-gall watercolors, rabbit-skin glue and gelatin sizing, animal products find their way into the artists’ world (...more)
    22 Aug 2014 at 7:22pm       

  • Optimizing Your Vegan Diet
    The American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada state that ‘properly planned vegan diets are nutritionally adequate for all stages of life, including pregnancy and lactation, and provide health benefits in the treatment and prevention of certain diseases.' However, the American Dietetic Association also asserts that poorly planned vegan (...more)
    2 Aug 2014 at 1:42pm       

  • Stop Heating Oil. Try the Water Sauté Method!
    You’ve probably heard that heating oils can result in the “production of oxidized compounds and free radicals detrimental to your health.” But there's a simple healthy way to cut out oil whenever you’re stir frying veggies or sautéing greens, and it's called the water sauté method. Instead of using oil to sauté or stir-fry (...more)
    30 Jul 2014 at 10:04pm       

  • Taiwan Opens First Vegan Supermarket!
    If you happen to find yourself in Taipei, make sure to stop by iVegan, Taiwan’s first all vegan supermarket! iVegan opened in Taipei this August.  According to Vegan Taiwan, the supermarket is complete with “fresh fruit and veggies, packaged goods, frozen foods, fresh baking, cleaning and body care products' and even housewares.” (...more)
    15 Jul 2014 at 3:36pm       

  • Since I Became Vegan…
    Although I’m not much of a Facebook person, I must admit that there are a few things I love about it. One of those is the way it connects activists with each other, so that we can feel a sense of community and share in each other’s successes and struggles. A while ago, Gentle World volunteer Butterflies Katz did […] (...more)
    1 Jul 2014 at 6:05pm       

  • What Does the Word ‘Vegan' Really Mean?
    “In a vegan world the creatures would be reintegrated within the balance and sanity of nature. A great and historic wrong, whose effect upon the course of evolution must have been stupendous, would be righted. The idea that his fellow creatures might be used by man for self-interested purposes would be so alien to human thought […] (...more)
    1 Jul 2014 at 12:52pm       

  • 3 Easy Kale Salads
    Marinated kale salads are not only a delicious way to enjoy these dark greens, but they are also easy to make. There are 2 keys to a tasty kale salad: 1. A good acid (lemon, apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, etc.) 2. A little bite For all of these recipes, the kale leaves have been […] (...more)
    30 Jun 2014 at 3:13pm       

  • What is Vegan Organic Gardening?
    In the northern hemisphere a new gardening season is upon us! Right now thoughts of seeds, soil and the potential for fresh fruit and veggies may be dancing through your head. But as you prepare your garden plot for this season, or contemplate creating a garden for the first time, perhaps it is also the […] (...more)
    25 Jun 2014 at 2:48pm       

  • 5 Absurd Things We Do To Animals
    “We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.” ~ William Ralph Inge   We humans are a peculiar species. Every year we spend […] (...more)
    5 Jun 2014 at 8:20pm       

  • Should You Be Eating Eggs?
    “The sad reality is that, no matter how well treated laying hens may be in their foreshortened lives, they remain the product of enormous and intentional cruelty that is inflicted only because people want to consume eggs.” ~ Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary A new educational pamphlet titled “What's Wrong with Backyard Eggs?” is the latest release from Peaceful (...more)
    2 Jun 2014 at 11:17pm       

  • Cooking Guide for Whole Grains
    Are you looking for easy ways to incorporate more whole foods into your diet? Many people are at least vaguely aware of the nutritional benefits of whole grains, such as B vitamins, fiber and protein, but it can seem intimidating to try out a new food if you have no idea how to prepare it! But rather than sticking […] (...more)
    2 Jun 2014 at 9:21pm       

  • Vegan Company: Farm Dog Naturals
    Farm Dog Naturals is a small vegan business that creates beautiful herbal remedies in small batches. In addition to their “Relax Stress & Anxiety Formula” and “Relief Pet Urine And Eco Cleaner,” Farm Dog also offers two beautiful products to help dogs (and horses) suffering from skin conditions. SALVATION SKIN AND CRUSTY (...more)
    29 May 2014 at 7:33pm       

  • Are Your Condoms Vegan?
    Wait, what? Yes, you may be surprised to learn that the majority of condoms available on the market are produced using the animal product casein. Casein, a highly profitable byproduct of dairy farming, is the principal protein in milk, and it finds its way into all sorts of places one would never expect. Case in point… As […] (...more)
    25 May 2014 at 1:54pm       

  • Part of a Larger Picture
    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 […] (...more)
    21 May 2014 at 3:53pm       

  • 25+ Vegan Sources of Calcium
    Calcium is an essential nutrient in our diet. But as you can see, not all calcium is equal. Did you know that although animal milks have calcium in them, they also leach calcium from the bones? (...more)
    10 May 2014 at 12:04pm       

  • Animals Are Mothers Too
    “All Dairy operations, including Organic, exist solely by doing to millions of defenseless females the worst thing anyone can do to a mother.” ~ Milk Comes from a Grieving Mother, Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary Every year in the month of May, the arrival of Mother's Day marks an occasion to reflect on not only the love of […] (...more)
    1 May 2014 at 8:57pm       

  • 3 Keys to Creating Healthy Vegan Meals
    Many new vegans are curious about the health benefits of a plant-based diet and how to go about planning meals that will not only fulfill their nutritional needs, but may also improve their current level of health. Unfortunately, if you start searching around the Internet willy-nilly for information about how to create such a plant-based […] (...more)
    1 May 2014 at 4:20pm       

  • Mariolana: Life Lessons from a Goat
    Along my journey to veganism, I have been moved by number of animal teachers… One of the dearest of these friends was a goat named Mariolana. (...more)
    30 Apr 2014 at 5:43pm       

  • Midway Film
    This morning I opened my e-mail inbox to discover a headline I simply couldn't ignore: People Should Know About This Awful Thing We Do. In light of all the awful things I already know we do, I just wasn't sure that I would be able to handle learning about yet another. But I clicked anyway. […] (...more)
    13 Apr 2014 at 4:48pm       

  • Veganic Gardening and Farming Resources
    As the Veganic (Vegan Organic or Stockfree Organic) movement continues to grow, many online resources have become available for new and experienced gardeners and farmers who are interested in these sustainable and ethical growing methods. Although Gentle World has a growing wealth of information for beginning veganic gardeners, there are also three (...more)
    7 Apr 2014 at 1:32pm       

  • Gentle World Powers Up with Outback!
    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 (...more)
    3 Apr 2014 at 11:20pm       

  • Why James Cameron Says You Should Be Vegan
    Yes, you… That is, if you consider yourself to be an environmentalist. Cameron, who was honored at a National Geographic Anniversary Gala last June, took the opportunity to inspire others by explaining his recent decision to stop using animal products. “We're always talking about the action items… What are we asking people to do? What are […] (...more)
    29 Mar 2014 at 8:28pm       

  • Permission to Kill
    A letter from one of our readers and friends: Georgie Fong   I gave up fishing when I was eight years old. My brother and I would go with our grandfather down to the fisherman’s wharf in San Francisco to go fishing. I felt it was good time with grandpa, until one day the fish I […] (...more)
    21 Mar 2014 at 7:30pm       

  • Are Superfoods the New Supplements?
    From Chia to Chlorella, Goji and Golden Berries to Hemp, Maca and Mulberries, superfoods are now all the rage. Packed with nutrition and healing properties, superfoods are whole foods with naturally concentrated levels of nutrients and phytochemicals – chemical compounds, naturally occurring in plants, that have been shown to offer nutritional or healing (...more)
    15 Mar 2014 at 8:17pm       

  • The Missing Children You Won't See on Milk Cartons
    We were driving down a long dusty highway, just after crossing from Texas into New Mexico. There wasn't much to see at first; it was an expansive brown and sporadically industrialized desert speckled with patches of irrigated green… But then, in amongst the industrial buildings, contrasting figures of black and white came into view. A […] (...more)
    7 Mar 2014 at 5:09pm       

  • An Afternoon with Will Tuttle
    “Our inherited meal traditions require a mentality of violence and denial that silently radiates into every aspect of our private and public lives, permeating our institutions and generating the crises, dilemmas, inequities, and suffering that we seek in vain to understand and effectively address.” ~ from The World Peace Diet Vegan is not a word […] (...more)
    4 Mar 2014 at 10:47pm       

  • Stunning Plant-Powered Athletics Video
    Frank Medrano’s video, Superhuman Bodyweight Workout Domination, received 3.5 million views in a single month. Featured on MTV, ESPN, ABC and countless other websites and shows, this little clip is taking the world by storm as it demonstrates just how powerful plant nutrition can be. Joining the ranks of a multitude of other plant-strong athletes, (...more)
    27 Feb 2014 at 5:40pm       

  • Commerical Fishing: Methods Behind the Madness
      “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” - Mother Teresa What did the seas look like 100 years ago? 200 years ago? These were the questions that floated through my mind as I snorkeled off […] (...more)
    19 Feb 2014 at 3:18pm       

  • Turmeric: Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Cancer and More
    Turmeric is one of my favorite spices. I honestly think it makes pretty much any savory dish better, from carrot salad to egg-less omelets; a nice sprinkle of turmeric goes a long way. Turmeric powder (the form most of us are familiar with) is made from the dried root of the Curcuma longa plant. Vitamins, […] (...more)
    13 Feb 2014 at 3:18pm       

  • 30+ Amazing Animal Traits!
    “Let us remember that animals are not mere resources for human consumption. They are splendid beings in their own right, who have evolved alongside us as co-inheritors of all the beauty and abundance of life on this planet” Marc Bekoff,  Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect ~~~ Every species […] (...more)
    7 Feb 2014 at 2:33pm       

  • Italian Fruit Pie with Vegan Crema Pasticcera!
    Thanks to the culinary skill of our two Italian friends, we recently had the opportunity to try a new vegan dessert, and we were all very impressed! Even the gluten-free folks were treated to a variation using buckwheat flour mixed with all-purpose GF baking mix. The pie uses a traditional Italian cream underneath a topping […] (...more)
    31 Jan 2014 at 5:39pm       

  • The Biggest Feminist Issue There Is
    In September, I was interviewed by activist Ashley Maier, whose blog explores many issues, including the interesectionality of veganism and feminism. She asked some excellent questions, and gave me the opportunity to further explore the concepts outlined in the article I co-authored with Butterflies Katz: A Call to Feminists. … … Q:  How (...more)
    21 Jan 2014 at 11:36am       



  • @gentle_world's Latest Tweets

    • 12 minutes of education for the vegan-curious: http://t.co/x0a1SzYUy2 9 days 6 hrs ago
    • A favorite from The Onion: http://t.co/ZI1h0KD6Aa 18 days 16 hrs ago
    • New Blog Post: Gentle World: A Brief History http://t.co/ARRi5VUyRH 22 days 12 hrs ago
    • Nettles can be used as both a healing herb and a garden fertilizer... http://t.co/oHUrAR1c9d 22 days 15 hrs ago
    • New Blog Post: Taking Our Ethical Commitments Seriously http://t.co/lPzfbpSAbm 23 days 12 hrs ago
    • As we look more closely at the backyard chicken trend, it becomes clear that it's the same commodification of animals http://t.co/0vuq29CWnR 25 days 13 hrs ago
    • Although it was unclear whether her body could bear it, getting pregnant was her only stay of execution. http://t.co/6V3XHlfhx0 27 days 14 hrs ago
    • Our monthly newsletter is due out any day'¦ Sign up now for vegan information and inspiration delivered to your inbox: http://t.co/PkMc4bz1ny 28 days 12 hrs ago
    • From feathers to pancreatic enzymes, commercial bread provides a plethora of reasons to learn to decipher ingredients http://t.co/htLPn31LsV 29 days 6 hrs ago
    • Evolve Campaigns shows how vegans are making history: http://t.co/QVu4S39eOs 30 days 11 hrs ago
    • When frozen, bananas undergo a remarkable transformation that creates a whole other texture and flavor. http://t.co/hHqZFxd7FU 31 days 7 hrs ago
    • The Randy Radish needs your support! Let's help our hard-working vegan friends stay in business: http://t.co/diMRPkI87X 31 days 12 hrs ago
    • 200 Photo Collage: 'A MESSAGE TO HUMANITY' by Butterflies Katz http://t.co/oNwEGXbeD3 32 days 9 hrs ago
    • Don't attack me with your accusations about right and wrong, justice and injustice'¦ http://t.co/NJbVnV2BU7 33 days 13 hrs ago
    • A favorite by Ed Coffin: There's No Health Argument for Veganism http://t.co/ikSJQJOryw 34 days 6 hrs ago
    • By genus, dogs are classified as carnivorous, but metabolically, they are actually omnivorous. http://t.co/RYYoNDOtnf 35 days 13 hrs ago
    • Wool often tends to be overlooked by many advocates because its cultivation does not require the death of the animal. http://t.co/JwV50JIb4j 37 days 13 hrs ago
    • Incredibly Delicious: Recipes for a New Paradigm. Over 500 recipes, 40+ color photos, inspiring quotes, and more! http://t.co/P6KT4PxFPU 38 days 17 hrs ago
    • Given the opportunities, advocates can choose methods to suit their talents, personalities, preferences, & locations. http://t.co/dAkWmxtqL8 39 days 14 hrs ago
    • "Letter From A Vegan World" Everyone should read this beautiful piece of writing from Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary. http://t.co/P2iqFZL0IC 40 days 12 hrs ago
    • This is not the story of a factory farm; it is a story of 'free range'ť animals who seemed to be 'happy.'ť http://t.co/k9b2Q464b5 41 days 14 hrs ago
    • "Let's reflect upon how recent developments in the animal movement might map onto the PR industry playbook." http://t.co/UHGz88ezs9 42 days 13 hrs ago
    • 'But I could never give up cheese'¦'ť Have you ever found yourself speaking these words? If so, you're not alone... http://t.co/zxty4guX0e 43 days 14 hrs ago
    • "Teach Children to be Vegan Adults" '¦ More beautiful photos collected by Butterflies Katz. http://t.co/o3Pn2wGSr6 44 days 16 hrs ago
    • If I found out my shoes were made of human skin would I simply use them until they wore out?http://t.co/rDOhc8drsm 45 days 14 hrs ago
    • Finding out whether or not Champagne is vegan simply by looking at the bottle is usually not reliable. http://t.co/3odwxCdNxg 46 days 14 hrs ago
    • RT @AmericanVeganS: #VeganCuisineMonth: Today we honor @gentle_world for their work including The Cookbook for People Who Love Animals in 1'¦ 46 days 17 hrs ago
    • 160+ Vegan "Signs of the Times" from VEGANISM: A TRUTH WHOSE TIME HAS COME http://t.co/QuYrIv0Pov 47 days 4 hrs ago
    • RT @AmericanVeganS: #VeganCuisineMonth celebrates #vegan food, its #history & its #future. Honorees include Eva Batt author What's Cooking '¦ 47 days 13 hrs ago
    • If you haven't yet seen this passionate ten-minute presentation by Phillip Wollen, you really should. http://t.co/l72kX7z3EM 48 days 13 hrs ago

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