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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, 2017

 

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!

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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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

Fish Feel: Protecting Fish and Our Oceans

Did you know that fish have been on the earth for more than 450 million years and were well established long before dinosaurs roamed the earth. There are over 25,000 identified species of fish on the earth and it is estimated that there may still be over 15,000 fish species that have not yet been…

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Tentative Schedule

  • 10:30 - 11:15 am TBA

     

     

  • 11:30 -12:15 pm 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.

  • 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 Fish Feel: Protecting Fish and Our Oceans

    Did you know that fish have been on the earth for more than 450 million years and were well established long before dinosaurs roamed the earth. There are over 25,000 identified species of fish on the earth and it is estimated that there may still be over 15,000 fish species that have not yet been identified. There are more species of fish than all the species of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals combined. It has now been scientifically proven that fish suffer pain and fear, feel joy and friendship, and that they are sentient. Come learn more about these amazing creatures of the sea and how we can protect them.

     

  • 3:15 – 4:00 pm TBA

     

Map

Contact

 

Contact Hope Bohanec with any questions.

hope@socoveg.org
707-540-1760