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California is set to host an ‘100% vegan’ festival for Earth Day – with a focus
on sustainable eating and living to ‘save the environment’.
The event –
which is sponsored by such vegan organizations as VegFund, Compassionate
Living, and Animal Place’s Vegan Republic and will be hosted at the David Brower Center – will feature music, food, drinks,
speakers, art, and crafts.
Earth Day website says its aim is to bring ‘the Bay Area environmental
community together to celebrate our vision for a sustainable future’ with the
help of ‘dozens of vendors sharing their delicious sustainable foods,
eco-friendly products, and epic activism’.
vendors with plant-based offerings will include such companies as Mexico by
Hand, Planted Table, and Saladmaster.
partners include Rhythm Superfoods, Goatlandia Sanctuary, and V-Dog – the massively
popular vegan pet food company.
will include a panel of ‘Youth on the Front Lines of Environmental Advocacy’,
Berkeley mayor Jesse Arreguin, and Nassim Nobari – who will speak to climate
friendly food systems in the area.
Also a part
of Berkeley Earth Day is the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, which will
feature a number of short films highlighting nature, the environment, and
issues of sustainability.
featured will include Growing Resistance: Drought, Oil & Climate Change in
California, and the first instalment of The Invisible Mammal which focuses on population decline among
bats in North America.