US Navy Officer, Naval Postgraduate School alum, Ship Commander, Morse Code School graduate…and a vegan? That’s exactly who David Wagenborg is and all those titles are just an excerpt from a long list of his military career accomplishments. David has successfully combined his Navy assignments with a plant-based lifestyle and we are excited to feature him in our latest “Vegans in Surprising Industries” series. David’s story is a great example of “subtle influence”, which was the topic of our Vegan Leaders Live Cast in March – “The Power of Subtle Influence”. Watch this interview to learn how David has transitioned to being vegan, how he stays plant-based being on his missions, the changing trends in the new Navy recruits, and much more.
We continue with our “Vegans in Surprising Industries” series by focusing on the airline industry this time. Not normally known for vegan-friendly meal options on their flights, most airlines in the US offer mostly vegetarian meals that have to be arranged in advance as special meal requests. However, the change continues to happen and vegans do continue influencing airlines to think outside the box.
Natalie Mindrum who grew up in rural Minnesota comes from a long line of dairy farmers. Having been around farming since childhood, Natalie will tell us about her journey to veganism, how she keeps her enthusiasm and inspiration and what it’s like being a vegan working for an airline.
In this video interview, we are continuing our “Vegans in Surprising Industries” series. Craig Sidell works for The New York Times as a VP of Compensation and Benefits. What’s it like being a vegan in a publishing industry, especially when you have an opportunity to directly influence wellness initiatives in your own workplace?
What does it take to make an entire city healthier and more open to a plant-based lifestyle? Dan Buettner, an award-winning journalist, researcher, and a National Geographic fellow, knows exactly how to get it done. With our Corporate Initiatives Program kicking off in its first year, we got an opportunity to interview Dan about his perspective on being a change maker and making an impact on a corporate and community levels.