Rob Greenfield | Simple and Sustainable Living in My 100 Square Foot Tiny House

[UltraVid id=214 ]Welcome to my tiny house in Orlando, Florida where I live simply and sustainably! I built this tiny house along with friends for under $1,500, with nearly 100% secondhand and repurposed materials and while creating near zero waste- just 30 pounds of trash!
This setup allows me to live simply so that I can dedicate my time to the service of others and the earth. It also serves as a demonstration site for those who desire to live simply and sustainably.
I am so excited to FINALLY have a video tour of my place to show you! In this tour I show you the inside of my tiny 100 square foot house, my outdoor kitchen with greywater, my rainwater shower and rainwater collection system, my closed loop compost toilet, my garden and more!
I wanted to keep this video somewhat short, but will have more videos to come.

I have created an FAQ to answer most every question that has arisen about my tiny house. You can read that at http://www.robgreenfield.tv/tinyhousefaq

To learn about the build and more details you can watch this video and read this guide: http://robgreenfield.tv/tinyhousebuild/

Rob Greenfield is an adventurer, activist, and humanitarian for a sustainable and just world. He donates 100% of his media income to grassroots nonprofits. He’s all about sustainable living, off the grid, simple living, zero waste, tiny house, grow your own food, cycling, and green.


The Hardest Part About Being Vegan | Part 1

[UltraVid id=205 ]The real difficulty in being Vegan doesn’t involve food. The hardest part about being Vegan is coming face to face with the darker side of humanity and trying to remain hopeful. It’s trying to understand why otherwise good and caring people continue to participate in needless violence against animals – just for the sake of their pleasure or convenience.


(New) The Hardest Part About Being Vegan | Part 2

[UltraVid id=204 ]When you choose to become vegan you face many challenges and obstacles but with time you learn to overcome them you learn how to find vegan options and local shops you learn how to eat out he learned the recipes and he discovered new foods and new experiences he learned how to explain veganism to friends and family and you learn how to share the message with the world you do your best with the time and skills you have but somehow he doesn’t feel like enough the hardest challenge your face will be to look into the eyes of the animals being exploited knowing you can’t undo the damage and knowing that however hard we try billions of animals will still be tortured and killed in industries that destroying the planet and ruining our health there is an urgency that can’t be ignored and despite our actions most people still don’t understand we do everything we can but still we see animal products everywhere the media ignores and insults us and adverts continue to lie we protest and we speak up but the world seems to stay the same the stagnation makes us impatient and we slowly start to lose hope again when we watch the videos again we remember the feelings we first have that broke us inside we remember how angry we were and how determined we were to end things but as time goes by it’s easy to lose hope people who were once vegan decide to change those who are passionate turn against the community almost left just confusion and doubt we know things are changing but it will never be enough in a world where our actions affect the lives of so many but sometimes in life you have to have patience you have to realize that selfless actions don’t always give us a reward you don’t need a reward to change the world for the better we’ve been taught in society to focus on our goals so we never allow ourselves to enjoy the fruits of our simple actions we may not see complete animal liberation in our lifetime but we can be a part of the change that moves towards earth every day every time we choose to do the right thing your individual actions do make a difference and your passion doesn’t go unnoticed when we fight for what we believe in the world changes around us as we plant the seeds of compassion and mindfulness in places the desperately need oh it’s not our fault that so much suffering exists versus species will have the choice to live in harmony as best we can there are industries that care only about money so with education and empowerment we can help each other avoid the lives if we want change we must live the change with patience and courage and in each moment there is always an opportunity to help the world when you truly do your best you might not change the whole world but for the individuals you inspire you change their whole world and for the beings whose lives are saved you do make a difference there are people in the world who are alive thanks to the power of plant-based nutrition and there are animals living free on sanctuaries because a handful of people chose to protect them for those individuals life is so beautiful so do your best don’t compare yourself to others and disempower yourself realize the good you do by being vegan and by sharing it with others life is a collection of moments and we can fill them with wherever we choose so I hope you can fill yours with empowered mindful actions thank you for watching this video please share this message with people who need to hear I’ll see you in the next video bye for now


How To Explain Why You’re Vegan

[UltraVid id=14 ]Different people go vegan for different reasons and there are hundreds of reasons for choosing to avoid animal products but the simplest most universal reason is because it’s the right thing to do it helps the animals it helps the environment and it helps us some people ask this question aggressively because deep down they’re scared of having to take responsibility for their actions so they try to intimidate and disempower you with bitterness and sarcasm it’s common for vegans to become defensive and mutter and incoherent response and attempt to change the subject and avoid awkwardness but don’t let others stop you from speaking the truth all you’re saying is that you don’t want to have animal abuse as part of your lifestyle and society where that’s still considered normal it’s their burden not yours be fearless and proud of the fact that you’re doing the right thing don’t underestimate the person you’re talking to because anyone can change and just understand that most vegans are in this position too before someone explain to them that compassion is a better option every vegan should have a confident response to the question why you vegan because in many cases when someone asks it’ll be the first time they’ve heard about veganism there’s an immense pressure to find the right words that will help them understand and there’s no perfect answer the world’s for every person in every situation but here are some quotes and ideas that worth learning we all say that we love animals and we’re all against animal cruelty but we pay people to mutilate torture and slaughter animals and it’s not for any necessity it’s not because we need to for our health it’s just because we like the way they taste I’m vegan for the female cows who are artificially inseminated then have their babies taken away to their death I’m vegan for the chickens who had D beak then forced into small cages I’m vegan for the cows who were beaten because they’re too sick to walk themselves to their own slaughter I’m vegan for the pigs who were slammed to pieces on the ground I’m vegan for the male chicks were tossed into a grinder alive I’m vegan for the foxes who were skinned alive for fur I’m vegan for the orcas who have stolen from their families and forced to entertain I’m vegan for the bunnies who were tested on for makeup I’m vegan for the elephants in Chains at the circus who were beaten to perform but most importantly I’m vegan because I reject slavery cruelty murder we have the power to save over 1,100 gallons of water 45 pounds of grain 30 square feet of forested land 20 pounds of co2 and one arm was life every single day a Whole Foods plant-based diet can help prevent rate in Reverse 14 of our 15 leading causes of death including our top three killers if there was a way to be healthy while saving animals and helping protect the planet why wouldn’t you do it it’s easy to be vegan we don’t need to be animals we benefit in every conceivable way from not eating them and the good news is that being vegan doesn’t mean you have to give up taste or your favorite foods these days there exist amazing vegan alternatives to every meat every cheese and even eggs and there are hundreds of recipes for all kinds of great vegan meals the more you talk to people the more you can start to remember different kinds of responses that resonate with different kinds of people James aspies response is one of the most sincere inspiring ways of expressing why we’re vegan if you’re talking to someone with a strong sense of justice or someone who deeply loves animals explaining how the industries work can be very effective and sparked conversation for people who want to protect the planet give them facts from conspiracy about how and why agriculture is the leading cause of environmental destruction and for those who are health-conscious it’s okay to tell the health benefits of eliminating unhealthy animal products it’s easier for people to understand the ethics wants to change their dietary habits even if it is for some more selfish reasons and sometimes leading by example is the best way to get people interested in the lifestyle so showing them how easy it is and how tasty vegan meals are they’re more likely to understand your points never underestimate the power of stories using anecdotes from your life to show why you chose to change can stay with people and help them relate their personal journeys with yours many vegans were once militant meat eaters who mocked and ridiculed vegans because they didn’t understand powerful stories give us hope that anyone can turn their life around and choose compassion the brazen our talk about science was to raise awareness for the voiceless victims of this planet vo the animals it doesn’t always matter what you say when people ask you why you’re vegan what matters is how you say it don’t let fear stop you from speaking up use every question as an opportunity to inspire compassion in those who are too scared to change and don’t be intimidated by sarcasm and ignorance speak with such passion and conviction that they can’t help but listen to your voice then back down speak the truth like you’d want it to be told if you were cure not to be slaughtered you might not always have the perfect words but if you choose to say nothing you live amidst the opportunity to change someone’s life and you’ll have missed the opportunity to speak up against injustice we all say we love animals and we all are against animal cruelty but we pay people to mutilate torture and slaughter animals killing is never humane it’s never gentle it’s never kind and it’s not fair any necessity it’s not because we need to for our health it’s just because we like the way they taste I remember Center vegetarians if every animal you know he I three will you eat one it used to be we all have different likes dislikes different nationalities and religions too but there’s one thing that we need to have in common with each other and that’s peace genuine compassion there’s no valid argument for a westerner in the world we live with an abundance of fruit and vegetables on every street corner to ever pay someone to kill that animal on our behalf that we wouldn’t want to kill in the first place when we don’t need to