Want to know if VegFest Oahu 2017 made a difference on the attitudes and behaviors of the attendees? So did we! So we asked you to fill out a post-event survey. We are having a dance party over the results and are particularly proud of these stats: More than three-quarters of you (77%) said you were inspired to continue to research about vegan issues even after VegFest Oahu. And almost 80% of you said that you would shop differently after VegFest Oahu and are more than 50% likely to purchase vegan “meats” and “cheeses” at restaurants and grocery stores. Read on for the full Survey 2017 results. [Read more…]
Waikiki’s Best Kept Wellness Secret is the Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head
We were thrilled to receive In-Kind Sponsorship from the Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head for hotel accommodations for two of our speakers at VegFest Oahu 2017 who were from off-island locations. The Lotus Honolulu, managed by Aqua-Aston Hospitality, graciously hosted eco-athlete Leilani Münter and her husband who travelled from North Carolina, as well as documentary filmmaker Keegan Kuhn and his partner, who travelled from the Bay area. [Read more…]
At VegFest Oahu events we strive to be plastic-free to minimize the pollution into our air and oceans that come from plastic waste. We have two strategies to help us achieve that. First, is requiring all our vendors to use compostable packaging for their products sold at VegFest Oahu and compostable foodware containers and utensils for all on-site dining. We have compiled a list of resources below on where to purchase compostable products and hope that all companies soon will move towards using these earth-friendly alternatives to plastic.
VegFest Oahu offers a heartfelt THANK YOU to these companies for their generous donations to our VegFest Oahu 2017 Free Vegan Samples tent. Please visit their websites and check out their amazing products. This is your chance to to be introduced to the plant-based versions of “meat” and “cheese” and discover how tasty these alternatives can be. Try some free samples at VegFest Oahu and then purchase these products for healthier, more sustainable and more compassionate ways to satisfy your cravings. [Read more…]
VegFest Oahu attendees were invited to express their prayers/wishes/dreams for a healthy, sustainable and compassionate future by writing on paper leaves and attaching them to our festival Blessing Tree. Here are their visions from our September 2016 festival. [Read more…]