Earth Day To Be Celebrated With Vegan Festival In Berkeley

The event will include speakers, film screenings, vegan food, and music
Berkeley Earth Day
‍Admission to the event is free and it will be hosted at the David Brower Center

Berkeley, 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

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.

The Berkeley 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'.

Planted Table
Zero-waste vegan company Planted Table will be featured at the event (Photo: Instagram)


Food vendors with plant-based offerings will include such companies as Mexico by Hand, Planted Table, and Saladmaster.

Other partners include Rhythm Superfoods, Goatlandia Sanctuary, and V-Dog - the massively popular vegan pet food company.

Speakers 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.

Cowspiracy Documentary
Cowspiracy will also be screened during the Earth Day event (Photo: Instagram)

Film screening

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.

Titles 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.

The explosively popular vegan documentary Cowspiracy - directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn - will also be screened at 4:20pm.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself. 

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Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.

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