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 - 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'.
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.
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.
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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