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Published on March 31st, 2011 | by Scott Cooney

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Vegan Earth Day: New Tradition Connects Veganism and Earth Day

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vegan earth dayThis Earth Day, the Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy (BOAA) aims to help people connect the dots between their own personal diets and the health of the planet. BOAA is co-sponsoring the first ever vegan Earth Day at the University of California Berkeley Campus (112 Wurster Hall, corner of College and Bancroft), Friday April 22nd at 7PM.

Vegan Earth Day presents a new tradition that celebrates the link between veganism and a healthy environment.

According to Karine Brighten, the green certified event planner organizing the event, adopting a vegan lifestyle is the soundest way to make a positive impact on animals and the environment, and this event will explore reasons and ways to take that commitment even further.

During the vegan Earth Day event, we will be screening award-winning feature documentary, “Call of Life, Facing the Mass Extinction” by Species Alliances. The film investigates the growing threat to Earth’s life support systems as a result of dwindling biodiversity.  To find out more about this provocative documentary, and to see the trailer, visit: www.calloflife.org.

Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring the film’s Executive Producer David Ulansey and other experts in vegan lifestyle and nutrition, and environmentalism. The admission also includes a delicious, vegan, catered reception sponsored by Vérité Catering, which specializes in plant-based cuisine, following the panel.

Vegan Earth Day 2011 is organized by, a full service event-planning firm specializing in eco-friendly events and is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy (BOAA) . For more information, see the event website, purchase tickets here, or email Karine Brighten Events Karine@kbrightenevents.com.

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Scott Cooney (twitter: scottcooney) is an adjunct professor of Sustainability in the MBA program at the University of Hawai'i, green business startup coach, author of Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur (McGraw-Hill), and developer of the sustainability board game GBO Hawai'i. Scott has started, grown and sold two mission-driven businesses, failed miserably at a third, and is currently in his fourth. Scott's current company has three divisions: a sustainability blog network that includes the world's biggest clean energy website and reached over 5 million readers in December 2013 alone; Pono Home, a turnkey and franchiseable green home consulting service that won entrance into the clean tech incubator known as Energy Excelerator; and Cost of Solar, a solar lead generation service to connect interested homeowners and solar contractors. In his spare time, Scott surfs, plays ultimate frisbee and enjoys a good, long bike ride. Find Scott on



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