Our Man Crush Monday this week is Ietef Vita. Ietef is is the O.G. organic gardener, vegan chef for NBA Player Wilson Chandler, and eco-hip hop artist Dj CaveM. This activist Dj uses eco-hip hop music to inspire youth to make healthy meal choices. 2017 has been a fruitful year of blessings for Ietef and the communities he’s touched.
He started 2017 as a guest on the Rachel Ray Show, received and honorary PhD in Urban Ecology, and released his new juicer with Champion on the Sway in the Morning show. He’s officially partnered with Earth Guardians as an artist and board member. Earth Guardians youth director, author of ‘We Rise‘, and teen environmental activist, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and Ietef are conducting Culinary Climate Actions (CCA) around the globe with incredible initiatives to inspire environmental change. For example:
Recipes for Resistance – a Culinary Climate Action workshop that:
- highlights the power of organic plant-based foods nutritionally, and musically with our Plant Based-Records patented technology, which turns fresh produce into live instruments by touch
- how to reduce our carbon footprint by sourcing food locally reducing wastes
- how to grow communities through soil regeneration
And environmental action campaigns such as:
#KeepitFreshDay – A national environmental wellness “day of action” officially declared on June 14th by the mayors of Denver and Baltimore!
#LiquidStasche – Over 500 million plastic straws are used every day in the U.S. Join with them to ditch the plastic straws, and share your state!
How Ietef practices self-love:
“Well as a culinary climate action activists my focus is showing myself love is for my environment by consuming consciously. As a personal vegan chef, eating plant-based for the past 18 years my life has been transformed with compassion for the animals on the planet, but My deepest connection comes from ancestors by transforming the soil and our people”
-Dr. Ietef Vita aka Dj CaveM.
If you want to stay up to date with the amazing work our feature is doing, follow him on Instagram @ietef