Activists Earthling Ed, And James Aspey To Appear At Vegan Festival

The festival will also 'set a precedent' with its zero-waste format
Kristen Leo, James Aspey, Earthling Ed
‍Kristen Leo, James Aspey, and Earthling Ed are all set to appear at the festival (Photos: Facebook)

The first ever No Planet B festival - which will bring together veganism, minimalism, and zero-waste lifestyles - is set to take place in Cotswolds this summer.

Festival co-founder Maudie Johnson told PBN: "We are super excited to launch a festival with a new concept of combining our core themes."

She added that by focusing on said themes - veganism, minimalism, and zero-waste living -  the festival will be 'celebrating and accelerating attendee' everyday choices in living sustainable lives'.

Yoga and wellness

Aside from the content surrounding the three core themes, No Planet B will also incorporate elements of yoga and wellness into the event.

Johnson told PBN: "They're never going to want to leave! 

"It's the perfect blend of TED talk meets Yoga Retreat, meets Vegan Market, meets Music Festival.

"The vibe will be relaxed, immersive and for some eye opening!"

 

Speakers

A number of environmental influencers will appear at the event, including Sustainable Stephanie and Manuela Baron, who is also known as The Girl Gone Green.

Animal advocates in attendance will include such famed activists as James Aspey, and Earthling Ed.

Online sensation and sustainable fashion educator Kristen Leo will also be an ambassador for the event.

Also featured will be the music of such performers as One Man Plan and Lekenah Eccles.

High hopes

The festival’s founders, Maudie Johnson, Hannah Lobb, and Christopher Bush have high hopes for the impact of No Planet B.

Johnson told PBN: "We want to inspire and accelerate people's belief that their everyday choices CAN make a BIG difference!"

Zero-waste festival

Aside from the intended impact on attendees, Johnson says the No Planet B team hopes to change the festival industry itself.

She told PBN: "We are also setting a precedent for how festivals can and should be run with our zero waste impact.

"A shocking average of 23 thousand tonnes of waste is left over per festival in the UK each year."

Early bird tickets for the August 17 to 19 festival are not yet available online - but those who wish to attend can join the ticket waitlist now.

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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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