I will be giving a talk on “Limits to Growth and Veganism” at the Vegan World 2026 Virtual Convergence. It will be Saturday (TOMORROW, October 31) at 1 PM Mountain Daylight time (= 3 PM Eastern Daylight time = 2 PM Central Daylight time = 12 noon Pacific Daylight). It will be in the Vegan Infrastructure Room (New Ecology, New Economy, New Governance). You can get tickets here. They are $49 each, but there is an option to ask to get in free, so no one will be turned away. The links will be sent out to ticket holders.
The convergence will be entirely virtual (you’ll need a PC, laptop, or other device to access it on the internet) and held this weekend (October 31 and November 1). It features Dr. John McDougall (“The Connection between Chronic Disease / Climate Change / COVID19 = Diet”), Judy Carman (“Homo Ahimsa”), Renee King-Sonnen (the “Rowdy Girl”) and of course Sailesh Rao who will present the “Strategic Action Plan,” among many others.
Here’s a description of my talk:
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This is a broad overview of the problem of limits to economic growth and veganism. We need to reduce consumption, reduce human population, and eliminate or drastically reduce livestock agriculture. We will discuss:
— How limits to critical resources have impacted the economy
— Why a vegan world is necessary but not sufficient
— Why limits to growth is so difficult for our society to engage
— The kinds of cultural, economic, and political changes we need to make
— What proposals have been made by people such as Herman Daly, Robert Goodland, and Kate Raworth
The total time would be an hour or less, about half of that time for discussion and questions.
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Sorry for the late notice; I just found out I was going to be on the schedule yesterday.