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“Veganism: Healthy for People, Healthy for the Planet”

Thursday, September 26, no-host cocktails/social hour—6 pm, dinner—7:00, program—8:00, Berkeley Yacht Club on the Berkeley Marina, one block north of the west end of University Avenue (ample free park­ing is available in the Marina parking lots).

Why is the Vegan movement the fastest growing social justice movement in the world today? It is because Veganism is the foundation of any credible solution to our myriad health and environmental crises. A whole-foods, plant-based Vegan diet can mitigate and reverse 14 of the 15 leading causes of death in Western countries. A Vegan World would free up one-third of the land area of the planet to be returned to forests, sequestering the excess carbon in the atmosphere, reversing climate change, while simultaneously restoring habitat for wildlife, halting biodiversity loss. People are going Vegan for their Health, for the Environment, for the Animals and most importantly, for Love. Without Love, none of the other reasons stick, but with Love, all of them combine to make the Vegan transition, one of the most important steps that people have taken in their entire lives.

Join us as Dr. Sailesh Rao, Executive Director of Climate Healers, chronicles his Vegan journey and explains why the Vegan movement is catching fire all around the world. Learn about the Vegan World 2026! project, which aims to turn the whole world Vegan within the next seven years! We will be serving a delicious and nutritious Vegan dinner, including savory "meaty" Vegan entrees, catered by a specialty Vegan company, whose representatives will also be in attendance.  Come see what all the excitement is about, and try out gourmet Vegan cuisine!

Earlier Event: September 17
Speeches in Hawaii