The Cosmetic Industry: Let’s Raise Awareness

Today’s guest blogger is upcoming Berkeley Vegan Earth Day speaker Andrea Alves from 100% Pure. Read on to learn about making your beauty routine completely toxin- and cruelty-free. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “The Cosmetic Industry uses nearly 12,500 chemical ingredients in the products that make

BVED SPEAKER PROFILE: ALEX EAVES OF STAY VOCAL

by Lori Corrigan Can’t bring yourself to toss that ultra-soft, threadbare T-shirt you’ve had since the early 80s? Does your throat catch when it comes time to check out at the grocery store and you’ve forgotten your cloth bags? Do you feel a

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Sunflower Seed Salad Dressing BY Stacie Dooreck

Today’s guest blogger is Certified Sivananda and Kundalini Yoga Instructor Stacie Dooreck (Saraswati) from Sunlight Yoga. “Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances of survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” – Albert Einstein Many

BVED SPEAKER PROFILE: KELLY BENNETT

Kelly Bennett, founder of Vegan Consultant, has dedicated the last year to creating a glo-bal network of people seeking empowerment, inspiration and community to live a conscious and compassionate lifestyle. In a short period of time, Vegan Consultant won the 2011 Intent.com Web

Going the Extra Mile

by Lori Corrigan The commitment Berkeley Vegan Earth Day has for presenting the community — and the world — with a prototype for the future of eco-friendly event planning goes well beyond food choices and best business practices. In fact, BVED is so

GETTING REVVED UP FOR BVED 2012

If you didn’t experience the very first Berkeley Vegan Earth Day last year, click here for just a small slice of all the good stuff that took place. This year’s 2nd Annual BVED event is twice as long and overflowing with eco-vegan insight, inspiration

BVED SPEAKER PROFILE: Miyoko Schinner

A former restaurateur and entrepreneur, Miyoko Schinner has developed vegan food products that have been distributed nationwide as well as on United Airlines. She is a former contributor to Vegetarian Times and has been featured on NPR’s Marketplace, New York Post, ABC

BVED SPONSOR PROFILE: VEGAN ESSENTIALS

It’s like a scene from a yet-to-be-made Twilight Zone episode where veganism has become the new social philosophy and all retailers are legally mandated to sell only eco-friendly, animal-free products. The arduous task of deciphering every single label is as obsolete as

BVED SPEAKER PROFILE: Whitney Lauritsen

Whitney Lauritsen is many things: journalist, filmmaker, photographer, social media guru…but most of all she is an eco-conscious vegan. She dedicates her time and energies to spreading awareness about how to make healthy eating choices and develop a planet-friendly lifestyle. Whitney graduated from

BVED SPONSOR PROFILE: VEGAN MAINSTREAM

Because veganism is a lifestyle choice that encompasses many different aspects of day-to-day living, it makes sense to extend that worldview to incorporate business marketing. This is the very principle upon which Stephanie Redcross established Vegan Mainstream, a virtual company that  provides marketing