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Make waves for Climate Change!

Lifelines Make waves for climate change Viva! will join tens of thousands of eco-minded Brits on the streets of London on Saturday, December 5, in a human wave of support for action on climate change ahead of crunch talks at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. The Wave, a carnival-style street procession beginning at 12pm, from Grosvenor Square in London, and is being organised by the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, of which Viva! is a part of. It will be the biggest climate change demonstration the UK has ever seen. Older veggie’s guide charity Vegetarian for Life (VfL) launched its second publication in October in celebration of World Vegetarian Day (October 1). Vegetarian Living – A healthy-living handbook for older vegetarians & vegans –is aimed at older vegetarians and vegans and their changing needs. It offers advice on subjects such as: a positive approach to retirement; Simple Tips to Sharpen Wits (from the Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation); housing and care; and diet and cookery, plus a section of easy recipes-for-one. Free copies are available on request to individuals and care organisations by calling 0151 608 1595.

VegetarianLiving is also downloadable from the charity’s website The fourth of July is more than a celebration of US Independence Day; it also marks the opening of the fantastic VBites café at Hove Lagoon, Brighton. Viva! patron Heather Mills’ all-vegan venture has been a stunning success and offers something for everyone from cup cakes and coffee to burgers and bangers and swish evening dining. Well worth a visit. (

Hundreds of Viva! supporters got on board for our annual Veggie Month, held in September this year, helping to spread the message that being veggie is the way to go! People were given the opportunity to calculate how many animals they have saved, or could save, by cutting out meat and dairy, or reducing the amount they ate. Thousands of leaflets highlighting the cruelty of the meat and dairy industries – from the truth about dairy, to the horrors of intensive farming – were handed out and door-dropped, so members of the public were left in no doubt that being veggie is fun, cruelty-free and better for the environment. Stalls were held up and down the country, including one by Eastbourne Vegetarian Group.

Campaigner Jan Yarker said: “Veggie Month has always been well received and is going from strength to strength.”

Supporter Marjorie Pooley, from Winchester Animal Concern, said: “On average people consume a staggering 11,047 animals in their lifetime. I’ve saved 10,725 animals since I stopped eating meat. The good news is Britain is slowly turning its back on meat-eating, with 50 million fewer animals being killed each year.”

Viva! will continue to fight for animals, and we need your help!

To get involved or for more information, call us on 0117 944 1000 or email us at, or visit Members of Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, including Viva!’s Tony Wardle, join The Wave in support of climate action. Veggie Month tots up animals saved Victory for VBites