April 17, 2016


David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way




6th Annual Berkeley Vegan Earth Day / The Tradition Continues

Welcome to the 6TH ANNUAL Berkeley Vegan Earth Day (BVED) event taking place on Sunday April 17th, 2016.

If you are interested in speaking, please fill out an application HERE

When & Where:
David Brower Center (Click HERE to get directions)


We’ve got DOZENS of vendors signed up to share their eco-friendly beauty products, conscious fashion lines, sustainable foods, and epic activism.

Sit in on any number of our educational and earth-friendly talks + food demos + panel discussions, from doctors, authors, filmmakers, nutritionists, chefs, attorneys, and more!

This year’s special: It’s SIX’s all across the board this year!!

Since this is our SIXTH BVED event, being celebrated in this fantastic year of 2016, we wanted to do something special in honor of the “6s.”

Here are just a few of the “6” themes you’ll see at this year’s event:

  • SIX DOLLAR VENDOR OFFERINGS = Many of our vendors will be offering “6er” deals at their booths, asking only $6 for some of their select products and services.

Ready to celebrate the SIX'S with us? /

Click HERE to get your $6.00 BVED tickets today!

Past Event Schedule / 2016 Schedule TBA

Submit your speaker application
Carter Dillard

Parenting Models Matter

How we choose to have kids impacts other people and the natural world. Are there ways we can all come together to make the best decisions possible? Find out more
Dr. Alan Goldhamer

The Pleasure Trap

In his presentation on Escaping The Pleasure Trap, Dr. Goldhamer reveals the hidden force that undermines health and happiness. The reason why people gain health and develop the most
Keegan Kuhn

Environmental Impacts of Animal Agriculture

Panel discussion with Keegan Kuhn, Chris Berry , and Katie Cantrell from FFAC Discussion about why big organizations are not talking about it, and what we can do to. Find
Lora Silver

Snack Smarter for Energy, The Environment, and Your Health

Learn how to eat for sustained energy and say goodbye to the afternoon slump. Get new ideas and tips that support your eco-friendly values and healthy lifestyle at the
Giovanna Garcia

Cooking Demo: Flavored Nut Milks

Learn how to make flavored nut milks and what to do with the leftover pulp
Lisa Books-Williams

Cooking Demo: Dress Up Your Veggies

Chef Lisa will show you how easy it is to make homemade dips, spreads, marinades, and salad dressings. Making these things yourself is more eco-friendly because you're avoiding all
Isis Israel

Cooking Green

Learn simple ways that you can cook in a more eco-friendly way in your own kitchen. You'll find ways to cut down on energy consumption in the kitchen. In
Jillian Love

Cooking Demo: Easy Earthy “Dirt” Balls

Every Day is Earth Day with these easy kid friendly recipes! Easy Earthy Dirt Balls When Grandma said everyone eats a bushel of dirt in their lifetime, she never imagined it

Check out our video! /

Ticket Pricing /



(Free for children 11 and under accompanied with an adult, ages 12-17 is only $6)



Day-of price is $20

Check out our past Speakers /

Carter Dillard

Director of Litigation, ALDF

Carter currently serves as Director of Litigation for the

Dr. Alan Goldhamer

Director, TrueNorth

For the past 30 years, Dr. Goldhamer has been the director

Combine equal parts imagination and training. Add a heaping dash of

Dr. Ulka Agarwal

Lead Physician, California State University

Ulka Agarwal, M.D., is an integrative medicine physician and board-certified

Chris Berry

Staff Attorney at ALDF

Chris Berry works on a broad range of animal issues including

Keegan Kuhn

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Co-Director of "Cowspiracy"

Keegan Kuhn is a videographer, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and professional musician living

Personal chef, caterer, instructor, and Professional Vegucator Chef Lisa Books-Williams has

Matt Ruscigno, MPH, RD

Registered Dietitian

Matt is a Registered Dietitian, has two degrees in nutrition and

Giovanna Garcia

Chef, A Purified Life

Giovanna Garcia is a Nutritionist and Certified Natural Chef with a

Isis Israel

Cancer Project Educational Alliance Partner

Isis Israel has been a passionate vegan 25 years excited about

Katie Cantrell

Founder, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition

Katie Cantrell is a UC Berkeley graduate and former president of

Lora Silver

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Lora Silver is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in private practice

Panel Moderator: Kevin Connelly

Associate Director at Earth Island Institute

Kevin is the Associate Director of Earth Island Institute an

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Event FAQS /

Yes we are always looking for volunteers.  Please fill out an application by clicking here
There are a couple of vending spots left, submit your application by clicking here
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BVED is produced by Karine Brighten Events. Karine Brighten is a renowned vegan event planner based in El Cerrito, California. She is a wedding planner & the lead producer of Vegan Iron Chef, Berkeley Vegan Earth Day, Veg Speed Dating, Health & Fitness Retreats, and more. Having been in the business for more than eight years, Karine knows what it takes to put on a super organized, fun, and educational event.

Recent Blog Posts / get news!

Save the date: Sunday April 17th, 2016!

BVED 2016 is going to be on Sunday April 17th at the David Brower Center! For the first time ever, Dr. Greger will be presenting and I am beyond excited!! Interested in being a speaker ? Submit your application here! Deadline for

New video!

Alex Eaves has been a part of BVED since day 1, find out what his top 5 favorite things are about Berkeley! To learn more about his documentary check out:

Participating Vendors

Please be considerate and put your waste in the appropriate bins! Tetra packs must be returned to appropriate vendor so they can be recycled in Oakland, thank you for helping make this a zero waste event Food Vendors: Peas and Love (selling lunch

Event Location

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

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