Children checking out the Eat for the Earth Game, Santa Cruz, California, 2019
Earth Day 2022: Vegan activists at work!
It’s never been more urgent to inform people about the connection between animal agriculture and environmental degradation and the importance of adopting sustainable diets. Here’s what some of our wonderful VegFund grantees will be doing in honor of this Earth Day to spread the word.
Many in-person events have been suspended for the past two years, and we’re delighted to see them returning.
If any of these events are close to you, consider bringing your non-vegan friends and family and/or volunteering to help! Details about these and other grantee events can be found in the VegFund Events Calendar.
Earth Day vegan cookies giveaway, Olympic Valley, California, 2019
Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival, Olympic Valley, California, April 23. Kids Helping Animals will be back at this annual event, with kids handing out 1,000 vegan chocolate chip cookies and “Save the Environment” leaflets to attendees.
Food sampling at EarthFair in San Diego, California, 2019
EarthFair at Balboa Park, San Diego, California, April 24. Vegan Justice volunteers will offer free vegan cookies and literature to the estimated 50,000 attendees at this huge Earth Day celebration. Volunteers are needed.
Earth Day tabling, Santa Cruz, California, 2019
Climate Action Market at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz, California, April 23. Eat for the Earth volunteers will invite visitors to try mushroom jerky, chickpea nuggets, and cultured cashew cheese — and to participate in their 10-day, whole-food, plant-based Community Rx program that is offered in both English and Spanish in collaboration with PlantPure Communities and local health-care providers. Volunteers are needed.
Earth Day Cookie Giveaway and Outreach, St. Pete Pier, St. Petersburg, Florida, April 22. Activists will offer free vegan cookies and “Fight Climate Change with Diet Change” brochures to visitors to St. Pete Pier. Volunteers are needed.
Chicago, Illinois – Cruelty Free You + Me
Earth Day with CFY+M, Wicker Park, Chicago, Illinois, and Mount Prospect, Illinois, April 23. Cruelty Free You + Me will host two family-friendly events. Each will include story time and art projects for children, vegan snacks, and literature.
Montgomery County GreenFest, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland, April 23. A Vegan Life will offer free Tofurky samples to attendees at this Earth Day celebration. Volunteers are needed.
2022 EarthFest Expo at Rochester’s Farmers Market, Rochester, Minnesota, April 30. Animal Rights Coalition will offer visitors free samples of plant-based jerky, the “Guide to Animal-Free Eating,” and other educational literature about the impact of diet on the environment and animals. Visitors will be paid $1 to watch a video using virtual reality headsets showing how farmed animals are raised for food.
Plant Powered Pop Up Market: Earth Edition at The The ABQ Collective, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 23. This free, family-friendly event will feature 30 vegan food vendors and local and national musicians. Volunteers are needed.
Food sampling at Earth Day Celebration, Greensboro, North Carolina, 2019
Durham, North Carolina – Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge
Earth Day Festival, Durham Central Park, Durham, North Carolina, April 24. Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge will offer tasty samples of vegan sausage, cheese, and yogurt to attendees.
Earth Day Celebration at the Sturgeon City Environmental Education Center, Jacksonville, North Carolina, April 23. Food for Life Instructor Dr. Tara Cannon will answer questions about plant-based diets and promote Food for Life’s whole-foods, plant-based cooking classes.
Earth Day Fair & Parade, Bend, Oregon, April 23. VegNet Bend volunteers will pass out free samples of vegan meat and cheese alternatives, vegan brownies, and vegan cookies at this family-friendly celebration. Volunteers are needed.
Planet Earth needs our help! Earth Day events present a unique opportunity to interact with people who are concerned about the environment but are not yet vegan. Please consider volunteering with or even organizing your own vegan outreach at an Earth Day celebration in the future. VegFund may be able to help by providing a grant to cover some or all of your expenses.
Check out VegFund’s Environmental Resources for Vegan Activists as you plan your vegan advocacy for the environment at Earth Day and other events throughout the year. You can help others make the connection between their food choices and the fate of our planet by incorporating environmental messaging into all of your outreach activities.