Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell takes the VegFest Oahu stage on September 24, 2016 to address the almost 4000 attendees at Hawaii’s first ever plant-based, vegan festival. We appreciate the Mayor’s co-sponsorship and the support of the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts for hosting VegFest Oahu on the beautiful Frank Fasi Civic grounds at Honolulu Hale.
Mayor Caldwell opened his speech by saying, “People who care about their bodies, and their minds, and their environment… we need you to take care yourself and then help us to take care of this place.” He spoke of the formation of an Office of Climate Change in Honolulu city government and how Hawaii handling our island resiliency better can make the rest of the planet better.
Mayor Caldwell said that VegFest Oahu is important because it is about understanding how we can live better and improve ourselves and improve our place. He said, “VegFest Oahu, I hope it goes on for years to come. We want VegFest Oahu back here. This is the people’s house, the people’s aina. Honolulu Hale is Honolulu’s house for all of you.”