Create the change you want to see in the world

Embracing a vegan lifestyle is the first step in making this world a better place for the animals.
The second, and equally important, step is to take an active part in creating a kinder world.
Here are some ideas on how to make a meaningful difference for the animals.

Embracing a vegan lifestyle is the first step in making this world a better place for the animals. The second, and equally important, step is to take an active part in creating a more compassionate world. Here are some ideas on how to make a meaningful difference for the animals.

Get into the Food Engineering Field

Enter the food engineering field

By becoming a professional in the field of food-engineering or 'clean-meat', you’ll be able to create products that will satisfy people's cravings and habits, without the use of animals.

Plant-based companies such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are showing great promise for the future and are already making it easier for people to eat in a more compassionate way. Other clean meat companies such as Supermeat and Memphis Meats are working hard to create 'clean meat' that will be made from real animal cells, in a cruelty-free manner.

If you like science and are interested in building a career that can potentially change the world, this is a direction we recommend you consider. For more information regarding joining this field, we recommend that you approach The Good Food Institute, New Harvest and The Modern Agriculture Foundation.

Donate money to efficient activism

Be a significant sponsor

Some funds are essential in almost all activism efforts. Thanks to social media, the idea of veganism and compassion for animals can be spread to many people using relatively small funds. But is that enough?

We have to take into consideration that the opposite philosophy of hurting animals to produce unnecessary products and consuming these products is heavily funded by the industry. From non-stop commercials that promote the consumption of animal products, to aggressive lobbying efforts, sponsoring politicians, commissioning desired scientific studies and hiding undesirable scientific results and so forth.

The animal rights movement will most likely never have the same resources as commercial entities. However, we can use the resources we do have, to make great impact. One carefully designed vegan billboard (in addition to other educational efforts online) could generate life-long vegans, that would no longer be affected by the billboards that the industry is placing. If we use our funds in an efficient and clever manner, we will see more and more people questioning our treatment of animals and opting for compassion.

Adequate funding is a vital lifeline for the maintenance of activism efforts, but it is also invaluable to boost growth and to ensure efficient activism efforts.  This will directly play a major role in achieving better and more meaningful results. By choosing to become an activist that donates money (as oppose to an activist that donates time and skills), you will be able to maintain and advance the activism efforts you value most without being limited by your acquired set of skills, available time, current location, etc.

Donating a lot of money to efficient activism efforts could be the equivalence of being a ‘super’ activist that is always available and never fails to have the needed skills and equipment. This is because money can be exchanged for whatever service or commodity that is needed to assure the success of a certain project.

Reaching a point where donating funds is more efficient than donating time and skills is a fine line that varies between individuals. If you think that your skills would be better served by accumulating funds, instead of being directly used for activism efforts, the most efficient thing you can do is most likely to make as much money as you can, and use it to bring about the change you wish to see in the world.

Become a Challenge22+ Mentor

Become a Challenge22+ mentor

Challenge22+ offers support groups (on Facebook) where vegans (6 months or more) can mentor and assist people who are making their first steps towards veganism.

Each support group remains open for about a month and provides a safe and friendly environment for people who want to try to be vegan.

To become one of the Challenge's mentors, you will need to go through an online training process. Once you become a mentor, you will be expected to log in to the Facebook support group on a daily basis (for a period of about a month each time) and answer questions from "mentees".

If you like to express yourself in writing, want to help people become vegan and are interested in a positive and friendly form of activism, we highly recommend becoming a mentor!

Produce Viral Content

Produce viral content

Social media is currently the most effective medium for spreading the ideas of compassion for animals and veganism, and videos (as opposed to photos or articles) are leading this field by a mile.

Some video creators in the animal rights movement are managing to inspire countless people to make kinder food choices and try veganism. Prominent examples are
James Aspey, Erin Janus, Earthling Ed, Joey Carbstrong, Monami Frost, Rawvana, The Vegan Activist, Bosh! and Bite Size Vegan. Some focus on the educational side, while others focus more on the practical side of helping people transition to veganism.

Learning how to edit videos can help you reach and inspire millions of people, but unfortunately editing skills alone are not enough. To be a successful social-media content creator, you must have the ability to sense/figure out what content will draw engagement and what will generate interest in most people, including non-vegans.

If you believe you have the necessary skills, participating in the production of viral content may be the most significant and rewarding thing you can do.

Join a Vegan Community in your Area

Find a vegan community in your area and join forces

Together we are stronger and wiser. By joining a local community of vegans, you will be able to learn about activities that are being done in your area and help them be more successful.

In addition, you will be able to start your own initiatives and convince people to join you!

Maintaining a supportive local vegan community can be highly beneficial for new vegans as well. This is because it provides them with the opportunity to join local activism efforts and meet like-minded individuals.

Visit Vegan Communities in Your Area to find a vegan community near you.
More Ideas

More Ideas

As activists, we don't get the luxury of always achieving the desired results. Some activism efforts will be fruitful while other efforts will fall on death ears. It's important we don't let unsuccessful efforts bring us down and that we learn from every experience. As long as we are result-oriented and as long as we remain consistent, we will find ways to make an impact. As an activist, you have the freedom to initiate your own activism efforts or join existing efforts you find important.

Efficient activism can be divided to 2 spheres: Educational and Practical.

The educational sphere deals with explaining, encouraging and inspiring people to go vegan and/or become vegan activists. Setting Netflix films aside, social media is currently the main medium for reaching millions of people.

This is why we think these skills can be very valuable to an activist: Filming/photography; Video editing; Social marketing and advertising; Translating successful content to another language; Web developing; Graphic designing; Good writing skills; The ability to give a convincing speech and have it filmed and edited in a professional manner; Vlogging, etc.

The practical sphere deals with making veganism more accessible. This will help non-vegans become vegan and stay vegan.

Here are some ideas for making veganism more accessible: Successful vlogging on how to be vegan; Producing appealing and accessible recipes; Joining or opening a vegan restaurant or a vegan food company; Importing successful vegan products to your country; Convincing non-vegan restaurants to add vegan dishes and mark them as vegan.

Additional ideas may include: Convincing food companies to 'veganize' some of their products by removing problematic ingredients that can be easily replaced, and more. Basically, whatever you can think of that will make it easier for people to transition to veganism and remain vegan.

Get into the Food Engineering Field

Enter the food engineering field

By becoming a professional in the field of food-engineering or 'clean-meat', you’ll be able to create products that will satisfy people's cravings and habits, without the use of animals.

Plant-based companies such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are showing great promise for the future and are already making it easier for people to eat in a more compassionate way. Other clean meat companies such as Supermeat and Memphis Meats are working hard to create 'clean meat' that will be made from real animal cells, in a cruelty-free manner.

If you like science and are interested in building a career that can potentially change the world, this is a direction we recommend you consider. For more information regarding joining this field, approach The Good Food Institute, New Harvest and The Modern Agriculture Foundation.

Produce Viral Content

Produce viral content

Social media is currently the most effective medium for spreading the ideas of compassion for animals and veganism, and videos (as opposed to photos or articles) are leading this field by a mile.

Some video creators in the animal rights movement are managing to inspire countless people to make kinder food choices and try veganism. Prominent examples are
James Aspey, Erin Janus, Earthling Ed, Joey Carbstrong, Monami Frost, Rawvana, The Vegan Activist, Bosh! and Bite Size Vegan. Some focus on the educational side, while others focus more on the practical side of helping people transition to veganism.

Learning how to edit videos can help you reach and inspire millions of people, but unfortunately editing skills alone are not enough. To be a successful social-media content creator, you must have the ability to identify which content will draw engagement and what will generate interest in most people, including non-vegans.

If you believe you have the necessary skills, participating in the production of viral content may be the most significant and rewarding thing you can do.

Donate money to efficient activism

Be a significant sponsor

Funds are essential in almost all activism efforts. Thanks to social media, the idea of veganism and compassion for animals can be spread to many people using a relatively small amount of funds. But is that enough?

We have to take into consideration that the opposite philosophy of hurting animals to produce unnecessary products and consuming these products is heavily funded by industry. From non-stop commercials that promote the consumption of animal products, to aggressive lobbying efforts, sponsoring politicians, commissioning desired scientific studies and hiding undesirable scientific results and much more.

The animal rights movement will most likely never have the same resources as commercial entities. However, we can use the resources we do have, to make great impact. One carefully designed vegan billboard (in addition to other educational efforts online) could generate life-long vegans, who would no longer be affected by the billboards that the industry is placing. If we use our funds in an efficient and clever manner, we will see more and more people questioning the treatment of animals and opting for compassion.

Adequate funding is a vital lifeline for the maintenance of activism efforts, but it is also invaluable to boost growth and to ensure efficient activism efforts.  This will directly play a major role in achieving better and more meaningful results. By choosing to become an activist who donates money (as oppose to an activist that donates time and skills), you will be able to maintain and advance the activism efforts you value most without being limited by your acquired set of skills, available time, current location, etc.

Donating a lot of money to efficient activism efforts could be the equivalent of being a ‘super’ activist who is always available and never fails to have the needed skills and equipment. This is because money can be exchanged for whatever service or commodity that is needed to assure the success of a certain project.

Reaching a point where donating funds is more efficient than donating time and skills is a fine line that varies between individuals. If you think that your skills would be better served by accumulating funds, instead of being directly used for activism efforts, the most efficient thing you can do is most likely to make as much money as you can, and use it to bring about the change you wish to see in the world.

Join a Vegan Community in your Area

Find a vegan community in your area and join forces

Together we are stronger and wiser. By joining a local community of vegans, you will be able to learn about activities that are being done in your area and help them be more successful.

In addition, you will be able to start your own initiatives and convince people to join you!

Maintaining a supportive local vegan community can be highly beneficial for new vegans as well. This is because it provides them with the opportunity to join local activism efforts and meet like-minded individuals.

Visit Vegan Communities in Your Area to find a vegan community near you.
Become a Challenge22+ Mentor

Become a Challenge22+ mentor

Challenge22+ offers support groups (on Facebook) where vegans (6 months or more) can mentor and assist people who are making their first steps towards veganism.

Each support group remains open for about a month and provides a safe and friendly environment for people who want to try to be vegan.

To become one of the Challenge's mentors, you will need to go through an online training process. Once you become a mentor, you will be expected to log in to the Facebook support group on a daily basis (for a period of about a month each time) and answer questions from "mentees".

If you like to express yourself in writing, want to help people become vegan and are interested in a positive and friendly form of activism, we highly recommend becoming a mentor!

More Ideas

More Ideas

As activists, we don't get the luxury of always achieving the desired results. Some activism efforts will be fruitful while other efforts will fall on deaf ears. It's important we don't let unsuccessful efforts bring us down and that we learn from every experience. As long as we are result-oriented and as long as we remain consistent, we will find ways to make an impact. As an activist, you have the freedom to initiate your own activism efforts or join existing efforts you find important.

Efficient activism can be divided into two spheres: Educational and Practical.

The educational sphere deals with explaining, encouraging and inspiring people to go vegan and/or become vegan activists. Setting Netflix films aside, social media is currently the main medium for reaching millions of people.

This is why we think the following skills can be very valuable to an activist: filming/photography; video editing; social marketing and advertising; translating successful content to other languages; web developing; graphic designing; good writing skills; the ability to give a convincing speech and have it filmed and edited in a professional manner; vlogging, etc.

The practical sphere deals with making veganism more accessible. This will help non-vegans become vegan and stay vegan.

Here are some ideas for making veganism more accessible: successful vlogging on how to be vegan; producing appealing and accessible recipes; joining or opening a vegan restaurant or a vegan food company; importing popular vegan products to your country; convincing non-vegan restaurants to add vegan dishes and mark them as vegan, convincing food companies to 'veganize' some of their products by removing problematic ingredients that can be easily replaced, and more.

Basically, whatever you can think of that will make it easier for people to transition to veganism and remain vegan.