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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 the Bay Area, is proud to be the sponsor of this wonderful event.

Shop at our new Peace Panther Pop-Up Boutique! This will be an earth-friendly fashion corner with organic woman’s tops and dresses in new spring colors and recycled, eco-jewlery. Shop with a clear conscious as you help animals and the environment with ever purchase.

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

Kamal Prasad

Eco Video Mosaic: Moving Media to Educate and Inspire

Join us for a mini eco film fest of video shorts hosted by flimmaker Kamal Prasad. Experience powerful, informative, and moving media focused to educate and inspire a better world for animals and the planet.

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Kevin Connelly (MC)

Long-time Bay Area Environmental & Animal Activist

Kevin Connelly has nearly 30 years experience with Bay Area-based environmental and animal advocacy organizations, in various fundraising, membership development, communications, and management roles. Most recently, he was Associate Director of Earth Island Institute for over the past 11.5 years. Before that, Kevin was Development Director of In Defense of Animals, and for The Gorilla Foundation, home…

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Jasmin Singer

Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Book Reading and Signing

Join memoirist, podcast personality, and activist Jasmin Singer as she reads from her book Always Too Much and Never Enough (Penguin Random House’s Berkeley, 2016). You might already know Jasmin as the co-host of the award-winning Our Hen House podcast (now in its eighth year), or as the senior editor for VegNews Magazine. In Always…

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Nassim Nobari

Veganic Farming: A Growing Movement for a Better World

Nassim will share how our corporate food system is at the root of pressing environmental problems and a strong global movement for sustainable food systems has sprung in response. Unfortunately, the food movement tends to promote small-scale animal agriculture and alternatives are not readily explored. Nassim will shed some light on the historical and cultural…

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Julie Sinistore

Global Change? Diet Change! 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

No Eco-Meat: Don't just switch from beef to fish & chicken, get the slaughterhouse out of your kitchen

It is well established that beef and dairy production is accelerating climate change, but did you know that chicken meat, eggs, and fishing is wreaking havoc on our planet as well? 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…

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Presentation Schedule

  • 11:00 - 11:45 am Veganic Farming: A Growing Movement for a Better World

    Nassim Nobari will show how our corporate food system is at the root of pressing environmental problems and a strong global movement for sustainable food systems has sprung in response. Unfortunately, the food movement tends to promote small-scale animal agriculture and alternatives are not readily explored. Nassim will shed some light on the historical and cultural reasons for this predilection for animal agriculture and its ramifications for our environment. She will present veganic farming as a more sustainable and compassionate way of growing food and share ways that we can all help build a veganic food system.

     

     

  • 12:00 - 12:45 pm No Eco-Meat: Don't just switch from beef to fish & chicken, get the slaughterhouse out of your kitchen

    Hope Bohanec presents No Eco-Meat. It is well established that beef and dairy production is accelerating climate change, but did you know that chicken meat, eggs, and fishing is wreaking havoc on our planet as well? 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, yet we are wiping them out at an unprecedented rate. Eggs take ten time the water to produce as plant foods. It has now been scientifically proven that chickens and fish suffer pain and fear, feel joy and friendship, and that they are sentient. Come learn more about these amazing creatures and how we can protect them, and by protecting them, protect the Earth as well.

  • 1:00 – 1:45 pm Eco Video Mosaic: Moving Media to Educate and Inspire

    Join us for a mini eco film fest of video shorts hosted by flimmaker Kamal Prasad. Experience powerful, informative, and moving media focused to educate and inspire a better world for animals and the planet.

  • 2:00 - 2:45 pm Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Book Reading and Signing with Jasmin Singer

    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 goes 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 and visit jasminsinger.com for updates.

  • 3:00 – 3:45 pm Global Change? Diet Change! The Environmental 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.

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Contact

 

Contact Hope Bohanec with any questions.

hope@socoveg.org
707-540-1760