Victoria Moran, Founder and Owner of the academy, told Plant Based News the idea grew from her book Main Street Vegan. The training is run by Moran in her own house.
The academy has certified more than 450 activists since starting in 2012, and aims to ‘encourage the adoption and maintenance of a positive vegan lifestyle and a health-promoting diet, geared to the needs and preferences of the individual’.
In order to receive certification, activists must complete six days of intensive training – covering topics such as vegan law, nutrition, and sustainable fashion.
‘It makes me really happy’
According to Sentient Media, Evan, who was crowned the Cutest Vegan Kid of 2016 by animal-rights charity PETA, said: “It makes me really happy to have the certification. I learned so much through the academy, and I think I am going to be able to help a lot more animals because of it.”
The young activist, who aims to ‘make the world around us a better, happier place for all animals’, is also the President of Animal Hero Kids, and spokesperson for the Solutionary Species Movement and Waking Justice.
Evan also created a six-minute video on climate change, which he submitted to the Ottawa International Film Festival.
You can watch the video here