Prof Dr Kathleen Kevany (2019 Speaker)

Dr Kevany will be joining us via Skype.

Dr. Kathleen Kevany, Doctorate (EdD) in community building and social change and a masters (MEd) in counselling and human relations. Certified Canadian Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Currently completing certificates with the World Peace Diet and eCornell in Plant-based Nutrition.

Dr. Kathleen Kevany is well respected for her work as a social change agent in building vibrant, resilient and sustainable communities, and in enhancing individual health and community well-being. For decades she provided consulting and counselling through her own business, The Decentralized Intelligence Agency. After helping individuals, families, organizations and communities through so much pain and dysfunction, she realized that she wanted to devote her life to prevention and building optimal relations, through mindful compassion and holistic skills-building.

Kathleen has been vegan and a strong advocate for conscious consumption and compassionate diets for over twenty years. Growing up in a large Irish family, the sharing of songs and food were meaningful, though the diet was not always helpful. Although very active, her poor diet of meat, bread and cheese had unhealthy outcomes. Change was stirring. Kathleen took control of her food choices – improving her health, lightening her footprint, and better aligning her values of compassion and social responsibility through integrating plant-rich living. She continuously seeks ways to reduce gaps between her own values and actions.

Dr. Kathleen Kevany is the Canadian expert on the movements around plant-based diets and plant-rich living. She is frequently called upon as a speaker and researcher. To shift systems to plant-rich living, she works with a strong international network of colleagues, some notable partners are in Turkey, Spain, England, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, USA and Canada. Currently, Dr. Kevany, is an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is the author of many articles, book chapters and two books which are to be released in 2019: Succulence, Strength and Sustainability through Plant-based Living and Fear Less, Hope More. She seeks to further reduce her footprint by riding her bike everywhere, using little power, eating whole food, plant-based (mostly from the local farmers’ market), buying clothes second hand, and adding levity and lightness in her relationships. She knows she has more work to do and welcomes your ideas on how to use technology and techniques to further, “act justly, love tenderly, walk humbly with the Earth.”

Session: Sunday
Topic: Lighten up and Cool this Planet Down (skype)

Dr. Kevany believes that now is the time for us all to be kind to ourselves and each other, to all living beings, and most importantly, to our life-giving planet. This presentation talks about the significant growth in the movement towards plant-based and highlights the many benefits that arise from our lightening up and helping the planet to cool down. She invites you to join her and assures you that the food is succulent and the way of life is meaningful.