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Turn your love of animals, health and the environment into advocacy with our vegan education resources.
We’ve put together a list of groundbreaking New Zealand and World Wide educational resources to help explain what veganism is and the issues facing our health, environment and animals if we do not make better choices.
Animals & Us
Animals & Us is a groundbreaking education initiative provided by SAFE. They provide resources on animal issues for teachers and students in New Zealand secondary schools. Each textbook contains a selection of lessons and resources ready for classroom and individual study.
Anyone can download the digital text books on the following subjects, or teachers and educational facilities can order hard copy text books free.
- Battery Hen Farming in New Zealand: A Critical Evaluation
- Animal Rights, Human Values, Social Action
- Animals on Show: A Critical Analysis of the Animal Entertainment Industry
- Animals In Science: Ethical Arguments and Alternatives to Animal Experiments
- Animals in Factory Farms: Thinking Critically about our Treatment of Animals
Plant Based Cooking Courses New Zealand
Create balanced and exciting plant-based meals. Based at the EIT (Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawkes Bay), Earl Zapf has created and runs two levels of plant-based cooking programmes.
Read more about Earl’s mission here >
Plant Based Cooking Training – Level 3
This comprehensive course will teach you how to create balanced and exciting plant-based meals using fruits, vegetables, roots, herbs, nuts, whole grains, stems, seeds, and natural oils.
Plant Based Cooking Training – Level 4
This Training Scheme course will allow your progression from Level 3 to 4, further increasing industry and community plant-based cooking skills, catering to the increasing trend for plant-based food. It will enhance the capability of staff in local Cafés and Restaurants and interested members of the community as they work through edible plant preparation, complex cooking techniques, plant-based menus and nutritional features of plants.
Plant Based Nutrition
Evidence Based Eating is a New Zealand website that advocates the health and wellbeing of the people of New Zealand through a wholefood plant based diet. They present lectures around the country that are popular with GPs and anyone interested in the evidence behind a Whole Food Plant Based (WFPB) way of eating. See their website for this year’s lecture series.
A series of four health focused public lectures highlighting the power of plant-based whole foods to restore health to all New Zealanders.
MC’d by EBE NZ chairman, Grant Dixon, producer of the movie, The Big FAT Lie.
One Healthy World – Thousands of people have signed up for this free online program, which focuses on improving health and combating chronic diseases. Join expert doctors and dietitians from around the world, featuring classes in multiple languages, extensive resources, and hundreds of dietitian-approved recipes.
Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate
The Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate is offered in partnership with the prestigious online education provider, eCornell ~ Cornell University’s online learning platform.
The course is based on the groundbreaking research of Dr T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study, and includes lectures from 20+ leading experts. You receive a certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell. Six week course with 5/7 hours per week expected. Start dates throughout the year.
A Guide to Vegan Nutrition
A Guide to Vegan Nutrition by George Eisman, is a study book that can be ordered online. You study in your own time and take the test at the end of each unit. An in-depth, yet easy to grasp study of all aspects of nutrition.
Animal Evac NZ Foundation Course
Animal Evac New Zealand (Kararehe Whakawatea) is a charity comprised volunteers throughout New Zealand who can assist emergency services and civil defence with the evacuation of animals, and to provide initial temporary sheltering in an emergency or disaster. Though there is a primary focus on companion animals, Animal Evac works to advocate for all animals that are vulnerable or affected by disasters. So that no animal is left behind.
The Animal Evan New Zealand foundation course is a 9-hour workshop aimed at anyone involved in helping animals in emergencies. Other courses include Sheltering Course, Dog Bite Prevention and PrepVet (This course is fully online and available to anyone interested in animal and veterinary disaster management).
Sustainable Vegan Advocacy
The Center for Effective Vegan Advocacy teaches a multi-module course so you can learn how to significantly increase your impact as a vegan without burnout. Run by Dr. Melanie Joy ~ psychologist, educator, international speaker, organizational consultant, and relationship coach. She is the author of six books, including the award-winning Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows; Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters; Getting Relationships Right; Strategic Action for Animals; and The Vegan Matrix.
The course is full price just US $25 or half price or FREE offers, to remain inclusive to all who want to learn.