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7th Annual Berkeley Vegan Earth Day

APRIL 30, DAVID BROWER CENTER, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA 10AM – 4PM

Welcome to the 7th Annual Berkeley Vegan Earth Day!

Sponsored by Compassionate Living

Sunday, April 30, 2016

 

David Brower Center (map)
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

We are thrilled to once again bring the Berkeley Vegan Earth Day to the David Brower Center for an exciting day of inspiring, life changing fun! The Berkeley Vegan Earth Day brings the vegan and environmental communities together to celebrate our paralleled vision for a sustainable future. We’ve got dozens of vendors signed up to share their delicious sustainable foods, eco-friendly products, and epic activism. Sit in on our educational and earth-friendly talks from experts, activists, and more! Compassionate Living, a non-profit organization based in Sonoma County, is proud to be the sponsor of this wonderful event.

 

Contact Hope Bohanec with any questions: hope@socoveg.org, 707-540-1760.

Pre-Sale Tickets Available Now! We are offering a new reduced ticket price this year of only $8 for pre-sale. Door price will be $10. WHAT?! When do prices ever go down? Well, we have reduced the ticket price this year so people of more income levels can join us. This is a family friendly event, children under 13 are free with a paying adult. See you April 30th!

A big, organic, green Thank You to our Sponsors!

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Speakers

Kevin Connelly (MC)

Associate Director, Earth Island Institute

Kevin Connelly is the Associate Director of Earth Island Institute, an environmental non-profit headquartered in the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA. Earth Island’s mission is to grow environmental leadership through education and activism in support of the biological and cultural diversity that sustain the environment. Kevin has nearly 30 years experience with Bay Area-based environmental and animal advocacy organizations, in…

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Jasmin Singer

Always Too Much and Never Enough

Jasmin Singer is the author of the memoir, Always Too Much and Never Enough (Penguin Random House Berkley; 2016), the cohost of the Webby-recognized Our Hen House podcast, and the senior editor for the award-winning VegNews Magazine. Jasmin’s memoir documents her journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she from feeding her…

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Nassim Nobari

Veganic Farming: A Growing Movement for a Better World

Nassim will share how to create a food system that is better for people, the animals and the planet, by building the movement for veganic farming and gardening. Veganic means farming without animal inputs (manure, blood and bone meal, etc.) Our corporate food system is at the root of many of today’s pressing social justice…

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Jennifer Molidor

Eating Wild: Animal Agriculture, Wildlife, and Sustainable Food Systems

Industrial animal agriculture is one of the single most destructive industries on the planet. As we begin to understand more clearly how drastically this industry harms human communities and farmed animals, we must also include discussion of the environmental impact of the meat and dairy industry, its role in climate change and habitat loss, and…

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Julie Sinistore

The Environmental Impacts of Food Choices

How do our food choices impact the environment?  Choosing a vegan lifestyle substantially reduces an individuals impacts on climate, water consumption, water quality and many other environmental impacts, but is that enough? What more can we do to examine and reduce our impact on the environment to ensure that all animals (human or non-human) have…

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Hope Bohanec

Hey Choir, Let’s Sing Louder! What Vegans Can Do for the Environment

Going Vegan is a powerful way to reduce your impact on the planet, but can we do more? Yes, always! Vegans love animals, so let’s help to keep their planet livable, breathable, and inhabitable for them. Hope will offer practical ways to reduce your daily impact on the planet and help you put into practice…

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Tentative Schedule

  • 10:30 - 11:15 am Veganic Farming: A Growning Movement for a Better World

    Nassim Nobari will share how to create a food system that is better for people, the animals and the planet, by building the movement for veganic farming and gardening. Veganic means farming without animal inputs (manure, blood and bone meal, etc.) Our corporate food system is at the root of many of today’s pressing social justice and environmental problems, and a strong global movement for small-scale, sustainable food systems has sprung in response. Nassim will discuss what veganic means, the importance of building a veganic movement, how vegans can help create this vision, and easy ways we can all get involved.

     

  • 11:30 -12:15 pm Eating Wild: Animal Agriculture, Wildlife, and Sustainable Food Systems

    Jennifer Molidor will explain how industrial animal agriculture is one of the single most destructive industries on the planet. As we begin to understand more clearly how drastically this industry harms human communities and farmed animals, we must also include discussion of the environmental impact of the meat and dairy industry, its role in climate change and habitat loss, and the specific ways the American diet is harming wildlife.

     

  • 12:30 – 1:15 pm Always Too Much and Never Enough

    Jasmin Singer is the author of the memoir, Always Too Much and Never Enough (Penguin Random House Berkley; 2016), the cohost of the Webby-recognized Our Hen House podcast, and the senior editor for the award-winning VegNews Magazine. Jasmin’s memoir documents her journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul. She was named a 2016 “40 Under 40” by The Advocate Magazine and a 2015 “Eco-Preneur” by Go Magazine. In addition to co-hosting Our Hen House, now in its eighth year, Jasmin is the host of the Teaching Jasmin How to Cook Vegan Podcast, can be seen in the award-winning documentaries Vegucated and The Ghosts In Our Machine, and has also appeared on the Dr. Oz Show and HuffPo Live. She has contributed to several anthologies (including Defiant Daughters, Running Eating Thinking, and Circles of Compassion), and has led hundreds of workshops and talks around the globe. In May 2017, Jasmin will be hosting a TedX talk on compassion and identity. Follow Jasmin on Twitter: @jasmin_singer, @ourhenhouse; Instagram @jasminsingerauthor; Facebook—facebook.com/jasminsinger1; and visit jasminsinger.com for updates.

  • 1:30 - 2:15 pm The Envrionmental Impacts of Our Food Choices

    Julie Sinistor shares how choosing a vegan lifestyle substantially reduces an individuals impacts on climate, water consumption, water quality and many other environmental impacts, but is that enough? What more can we do to examine and reduce our impact on the environment to ensure that all animals (human or non-human) have a sustainable home on this planet we share? Julie will examine the impacts of food choices from production through consumption and ask tough questions about if being vegan is enough to ensure the protection of endangered ecosystems.

  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm Hey Chior, Let's Sing Louder! What Vegans Can Do for the Enviroment

    Hope Bohanec shares with us how going vegan is a powerful way to reduce your impact on the planet, but can we do more? Yes, always! Vegans love animals, so let’s help to keep their planet livable, breathable, and inhabitable for them. Hope will offer practical ways to reduce your daily impact on the planet and help you put into practice eco-solutions that every vegan should be devoted to.

     

  • 3:15 – 4:00 pm TBA

     

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Contact

 

Contact Hope Bohanec with any questions.

hope@socoveg.org
707-540-1760