Welcome to Berkeley Earth Day!
Presented by Compassionate Living
The Berkeley Earth Day is an exciting day of inspiring, life changing fun!
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Live Oak Park
1300 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Berkeley Earth Day brings the environmental community together to celebrate our vision for a sustainable future. This event features dozens of vendors sharing their delicious sustainable foods, eco-friendly products, and epic activism. You can 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.
Contact Hope Bohanec with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, 707-540-1760.
A big, organic, green Thank You to our 2017 Sponsors!
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2018 Presentation Schedule TBA
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.