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World Vegan Day
October 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
World Vegan Day Melbourne 2018
‘MAKING A DIFFERENCE’
World Vegan Day Melbourne 2018 will be held on Sunday October 14th. Our FREE, volunteer-run, community event is heading into its 16th year and we’re planning for it to be bigger than ever!
This one-day event (10am-6pm), offers a broad and exciting range of examples of what it means to live vegan. Whether you are passionate about health and wellbeing, fitness, cooking, beauty and body care, fashion, kids and family activities, politics, business, animal rights, sustainability, self-sufficiency, music, creativity, or just love devouring delicious food and drinks.
Being Vegan can also make a massive difference, which is our theme for this year. Annually 70 billion farmed animals are killed worldwide for food consumption. It also takes 50,000 litres of water to produce 1kg of beef compared to 500 litres for 1kg of potatoes. Australia has lost 92% of its forest and bushland due to the grazing of animals, while the grain we feed cattle worldwide yearly is enough to feed 8.7 billion people, more than the world’s population. From an individual point of view, it is estimated that each year every vegan saves 365 animals, while also saving 1.7 millions of water, 3.3 tonnes of CO2, 1,000 square metres of forest and 7 tonnes of grain.
Regardless of whether you are already vegan or simply curious to find out more about the lifestyle, this welcoming event is an opportunity to explore what’s on offer in this ever-more accessible lifestyle.
* Hundreds of Exhibitor Stalls
* Local, Interstate and International Guest Speakers
* 50+ Food and Drink Vendors
* Fitness Zone
* Kids’ Activity Area
* Cooking Demo Stage
* Fashion Show
* Music and Performance Stage
* Art Exhibition
* Speed Dating … and HEAPS MORE!