VegFest Oahu’s mission is to offer the community a fun-filled opportunity to experience the many benefits of choosing plant-based foods and lifestyle to increase and maintain good health, contribute to a solution for climate change, and encourage compassion for animal welfare. We offer tools and inspiration to make following a plant-based diet easier and to build a supportive and engaged local, plant-based community.
VegFest Oahu is organized by an all-volunteer Core Team of island leaders, including entrepreneurs, business owners, and activists in the environmental and plant based movements. We believe that VegFest Oahu will strengthen the local, plant-based community and be the tipping point towards more sustainable island perspectives.
We intend that VegFest Oahu be a bridge builder that reaches out to all people on a journey towards improving their health and the planet. We want to demystify popular misconceptions that veganism is difficult in playful and interesting ways. We will show how a vegan diet is nutritious, yummy, and easy to achieve.
We are developing an approach called Aloha Activism that focuses on sharing our messages of compassion, health and sustainability in funny, loving, inspiring, thought provoking, inclusive, nurturing and encouraging ways. We want to create a family-friendly experience that will result in transformational change for our island community.
VegFest Oahu strives to be zero waste and plastic free and is complying with guidelines to be certified as a Green Event by the Hawaii State Energy Office. Hawaiiís island state is vulnerable to climate change and VegFest Oahu will increase awareness of the link between diet and climate change so that people choose to eat less animal products to minimize their environmental footprint.
VegFest Oahu is a way to meet caring folks who are passionate about making a better world and get to know them in a casual, friendly environment.