Everybody supporting Swissveg is part of our team. But who are the people behind the everyday work in the office and on the Swissveg-board?
"It requires so little of us to live vegan. It demands so much from the animals if we do not."
Renato is one of the founding members of Swissveg. Since 1993, he has been working as a ful -time employee for the association, not only taking care of the website, but also organizing international cooperation and coordination European Vegetarian-Label (V-Label) all over Europe. With his vast knowledge accumulated over the years, Renato is the expert for all questions on plant-based nutrition and a welcomed speaker at various events. In 2015 he published his knowledge in a book: Veganize your Life!
Renato is also a board member of the Europäischen Union of vegetarians(EVU) and board member of the foundation Das TIER + WIR.
An Interview with Renato Pichler was published in the Tages-Anzeiger.
Contact: renato.pichler(at)swissveg.ch (PGP-key)
"As long as there are abattoirs there will also be battlefields."
Since the beginning of 2016, he has been supporting the Swissveg Management Board. He is particularly active in the Romandy for the vegetarian-vegan way of life.
«The animals feel like man, joy and pain, happiness and misery.»
Monika distributes the Swissveg information with her direct customer contact in her vegan shop Tofulino in Winterthur.
"I am a plant-eater - and I love it!"
Nicole, together with Monika, founded the Tofulino and helped make vegan life easier in Winterthur.
«Everyone should act and eat more responsibly. For themselves, the environment and the animals. Live and let live is my life setting.»
Simone has been working for Swissveg since September 2016. She is responsible for the coordination of the team, for projects and contact management.
Responsible for our magazine Veg-Info
"Be yourself the change you wish for this world."
Bernadette has been with Swissveg since 2005. She takes care of the certification of products with the European Vegetarian Label in Switzerland and manages the editorial team of the magazine Veg-Info.
"To teach a child not to step on a caterpillar is just as valuable to the child as to the caterpillar."
Olivia has been working for Swissveg since 2011, taking care of the presence in Romandy. This includes the support of French-speaking members and regional groups. Olivia is also responsible for the French translation of our advertising material and Veg-Info magazine.
"I do not want an animal to die for my culinary delight."
Since the beginning of 2012, Karin has been responsible for posting payment receipts and the addition of new members, patrons and bookers. In addition, you process the incoming orders from the Onlineshop and supervise the Swissveg-Card partners.
«The earth has enough for the needs of every man, but not for his greed.» (Mahatma Gandhi)
Marcel came to Swissveg in May 2015. He works on national and international V-label applications.
"I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life that wants to live." (Albert Schweizer)
In March 2017 Silla started her internship at Swissveg. She is involved in the V-label work and also supports us at the event organization.
"Nothing will increase the chance of a survival on earth as much as a step towards a vegetarian diet." (Albert Einstein)
Selina started her internship at Swissveg in April 2017. She takes care of the social media presence, the newsletter and is working with the Swissveg-Card partners .
A thank you to Brigitte Kreisl who took most of these wonderful pictures.