Do you do your bit for Mother Earth? Chances are you have energy saving light bulbs in your home, take shorter showers, maybe even drive an electric car. You do this out of concern for the planet, motivated by major environmental group campaigns. And yet the single action that could make a real difference is never mentioned. Directed by today’s guests, Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, Cowspiracy explores the devastating impact of agricultural farming on the environment, and the conspiracy of silence which keeps it hidden from public view.
In this episode, we take a closer look at the Sustainability Secret and why environmental groups choose to turn away from the issue. People are hungry for change; they want real solutions. Going vegan can empower each and every one of us to make a positive impact on the world, and our communities. Kip and Keegan tell us about their new film What the Health, which has been described as a combination of Forks over Knives and Cowspiracy on steroids—sounds great!
What you’ll learn in this inspiring episode:
- Why environmental organizations aren’t talking about meat.
- What you can do right now to make a difference.
- (Celebrity moment!) How Leonardo Di Caprio got involved in the film production.
- Why the scary stats in Cowspiracy are actually only conservative estimates.
- Why grass-fed beef is worse than factory-farmed beef for the wildlife and the planet.
- The one simple step that could stop climate change (and it isn’t everyone going
- vegan – although that would be great!).
- Why wild wolves and horses are being shot on public land.
- How Cowspiracy was received and the change it has sparked.
- How you can make a change (hint – take the 30-day vegan challenge)
- How our diet affects everyone, not just ourselves.
- Why the new film What the Health is even more powerful than Cowspiracy.
- Why we’re in a whole new era of empowerment.
- Kip and Keegan’s tips on raising funds for your business.
“When something is bigger than all of us together, then everyone wants to be a part of it.” You can get involved in What the Health by contributing on IndieGoGo. Your donation will get you perks, from an exclusive preview of the film to your name in the credits and even lunch with the directors! Get involved and be part of a community that’s creating positive change.
Kip & Keegan’s Bio
Kip Andersen’s environmental awakening came as a result of An Inconvenient Truth. After seeing the film, he began to recycle religiously, turn off lights constantly, shower infrequently, and ride a bike instead of driving. Andersen believed he was doing everything he could to help the planet by following the guidelines of national and international environmental organizations, but his life took a different direction when he found out animal agriculture is the leading cause of environmental destruction. He is the founder of AUM Films and Media, a 501c3 non-profit focused on creating films and media that promote thrivability, compassion, and harmony for all life. He is also an entrepreneur, as well as a certified Jivamukti and Kundalini yoga teacher. He is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo school of business and has called San Francisco home for more than a decade.
Keegan Kuhn is a videographer, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and professional musician living in the east bay of San Francisco. He has worked with nonprofit organizations and been involved in social justice movements for virtually his entire life. As a filmmaker, he helps organizations reach an ever-greater community of supporters with the highest possible quality films and videos. His film career has taken him as far as the remote interior of Alaska to document modern homesteaders, to the high deserts of the American west filming the nation’s remaining wild horses, to rural agricultural communities and dirty urban streets. He is motivated by a deep desire to shed light on untold stories of the most downtrodden in our society, and to raise to awareness through greater visibility of social justice issues.
Kip & Keegan’s Links
Our favorite moments:
@6:33 You’re putting your neck on the chopping block.
@15:11 Fuck that. Stop. Eating. Meat.
@25:21 The facts are shocking!
@35:41 Remember when people tortured and killed animals to eat?
@45:40 Take your power back!
@49:16 I’m conspiratorial minded and paranoid.
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