Does Your Favorite Vegan Chocolate Make the Cut?

I recently attended the Conscious Eating Conference in Berkeley and finally had the opportunity to hear Lauren Ornelas speak from the Food Empowerment Project (FEP). Through her presentation I learned that while chocolate is labeled vegan, it may still be produced by slave


Founded in 2009 and named “Non-Profit of the Year” by VegNews Magazine that same year, VegFund began with a simple concept to support vegan activists by providing small grants for grassroots outreach. The organization quickly became known in the vegan community and

BVED Sponsor Profile: Local Love

Local Love is a vegan catering and meal planning company created by Chef Barry and Jennifer Jones Horton that services San Francisco and East Bay area.  It is designed to bring the local produce into gourmet, organic, vegan cuisine in a conscientious

Calling All Professional and Amateur Local Artists!

Are you in search of space to exhibit your artwork or simply eager to spread the message of environmental sustainability and animal compassion via a creative outlet? Whether your objective is to promote your business and services , make a political state-ment

Double Your Impact

by Lori Corrigan Now through March 5 you can pick up two tickets to the 2012 Berkeley Vegan Earth Day event for the price of just one at Brown Paper Tickets. So the only thing left to do is decide which non-veg friend or


Physician and nutrition expert who teaches better health through vegetarian cuisine. John A. McDougall, MD has been studying, writing and “speaking out” about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 30 years. Dr. McDougall believes that people should look, feel great


In the Fall of 1999, the Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy (BOAA) was founded in response to concerns about animal experimentation at UC Berkeley. The original members began collecting signatures on a petition that requested positive change from the UCB administration. In February 2000,

BVED Sponsor Profile: Nature’s Express

by Lori Corrigan How’s this for a tantalizing testimonial to vegan comfort food? It’s actually a struggle to avert your eyes because of the warm, homey feeling this image conjures, so you can only imagine the sensory overload you’ll experience when this mushroom burger and sweet potato fries


This year we’re proud to bring you two very important films that are closely linked to veganism and the environment. Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat-and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.

Meet BVED’s Green Event Planner

If there’s one thing certified green event planner Karine Brighten wants folks to know about her industry, it’s that being eco-friendly doesn’t mean being mundane. From the moment she embraced the socially conscious approach to organizing events, Karine hit the ground running with one