VegFest O‘ahu celebrates three successful years with this promo video. Watch local islanders share why this vegan festival is changing their lives. Interviews also include the Mayor of Honolulu, Kirk Caldwell, Presidential Candidate, Tulsi Gabbard, and VegFest O‘ahu Producer, Joy Waters.
VegFest O‘ahu is a free festival offering education, vegan food, and entertainment. Activities include: cooking demos by expert chefs; speakers on health and environmental topics; a mouthwatering variety of vendors offering plant-based versions of local favorites and comfort foods; yoga and dance classes; lots of free product sampling and giveaways; sustainable fashion, and continuous live music. Thousands of people come to discover the many island resources that support plant-based living.
In 2019, our Co-Lead Sponsors are: Down to Earth Organic & Natural, and VEDGE Wholesale. Learning Kitchen Sponsor is: Adventist Health Castle. Supporting Sponsors: Kaiser Permanente, SKY Kombucha, Tania Fukuda New York Life, Vegetarian Society of Hawai‘i, Pono Home, Uncle’s Ice Cream, and Sustain Hawai‘i (‘Ai Love Nalo).
Many thanks to those that contributed to this promo video: Paul Izak Music for the uplifting soundtrack, Mālia Helelā for Oli Chant to the Dawn, Tierra Bartolotti for help with camera and editing, Kelli Soileau for camera and interviews, and Joy Waters for editing.
VegFest Oahu’s mission is to offer the community a fun filled opportunity to experience the powerful benefits of choosing plant-based foods 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 O‘ahu is an opportunity for the public to learn practical ways to reverse disease and how our diet choices are linked to climate change. Our island state is vulnerable to rise in sea level and there is growing consumer awareness about animal agriculture’s high resource footprint and contribution to global warming. They’re coming to VegFest O‘ahu to learn more about how they can be part of the solution.
VegFest Oahu strives to be zero waste and plastic free and comply with guidelines to get certified as a Green Event by the Hawaii State Energy Office. We minimize waste by: prohibiting all vendors from bringing single-use plastic packaging to our event, requiring food vendors to use 100% compostable containers for on-site dining, prohibiting sales of water in plastic bottles and instead offer a free Filtered Water Refill Station.