V Stars go PeaNUTS this April!

This April, V Stars held our annual get-a-way and go peaNUTS! Peanuts Funny Farm is a lovely sanctuary providing healing work for both young, troubled children and abused animals. This year, V Stars brought their Hearts and exceptional services to the farm and were able to give back by nourishing the hosts with yummy treats and tactile…

Insights from World Veg Festival in Malaysia

There’s been a buzz around Australia this week with the Change Makers Festival in all the major capital cities around Australia. This was from the 1st to the 10th of November. It’s an appropriate celebration of people raising consciousness about food and lifestyle. Recently, the 41st World Veg Festival was held in KL. The organisers…

Our first newsletter, about V Stars

    Welcome to V Stars. Being the first newsletter it’s important to share the journey of V Stars, and what we are all about. About us: V Stars started four years ago in form of the original Meetup group for those interested in Veg food and lifestyle. Whilst many attended the events to meet like minded people to socialise, by coming together we…

What does it mean to empower someone?

  Empower targeting extreme poverty in their sight. We like sharing good news at V Stars, and here’s another person doing some magic in the world. Shanil Samarakoon is the founding director of Empower who loves to talk about the nature and importance of social entrepreneurship. We love social entrepreneurs at V Stars! The world is changing; we…

Adding Stillness to our Everyday

In May this year, we were delighted to host Tom Cronin speak at our Awareness Within, Let the Change Begin event. Tom has a very powerful and yet subtle message to share with us all…. Sometimes do you just feel like a bit of peace and quiet? Do you crave a little silence and solitude?…

Good, Bad and Biggest Solar Plant in Australia

There’s lots of good news and not so good news happening in the renewable energy space. Good News Peter Hannam in this article reveals the approval of the AGL project to develop the biggest solar plants in remote NSW outback. When we talk about BIG, having 2 million panels makes this a considerable investment. Considering…

Meat lovers moving to Vegan Before 6

In previous posts we have highlighted Dr Esselstyn’s work with Bill Clinton. In this fascinating article in the Sydney Morning Herald, the author Paula Goodyear interviews Mark Bittman, a New York restauranteur and publisher of the book Eat Vegan Before 6. Mark Bittman, the New York Times food writer – and meat lover – whose…

Ride the wave into Happiness

Imagine riding a wave on the seas, bringing you joy. So much joy you want to burst! This doesn’t happen to most people, but most can remember a time when they felt the joy of such a moment. In this article by Leo Babauta describes his journey… I remember being unhappy most days, at one…

Tigers are returning in Nepal

Here’s a good news story to uplift your mood. In the landlocked nation of Nepal, the government has announced an over all increase in the population of their tiger population. The last survey was conducted in 2009, and since then the population has increased by 63%. The number of tigers are estimated to be about…