Green Economy Ecosystem in Vancouver

Green Economy Ecosystem in Vancouver

What is the Green Economy Ecosystem? 

The green economy ecosystem in Vancouver aims at reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities, and that aims for sustainable development without degrading the environment. It is closely related with ecological economics, but has a more politically applied focus.

1 in 15 Vancouverite works in the green economy. In Vancouver Economic Commission’s State of Vancouver’s Green Economy 2018 report, you can read about over 200 leading green businesses making great strides in innovation and the development of low-carbon solutions to traditional and contemporary problems in buildings, energy, mobility and resource management.

Vancouver’s Green Economy Report 2018

Of the top 10 cities on Nestpick, a global relocation website, Vancouver scored the highest on immigration tolerance and start-up density. 30% of Vancouver’s entrepreneurs are immigrants, compared to the global average of 19%.

The City has positioned Vancouver as a Startup City and in the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) report, high-growth sectors such as Tech, Digital Entertainment & Interactive, and the Green Economy are driving its fast growing economy – the greenest and most resilient in Canada. The VEC’s work underpins this modern economy, increasing the flow of capital from target markets, boosting the availability of top talent, connecting Vancouver businesses to domestic and international markets. The VEC provides support for Vancouver startups with advisory and funding resources.

Vancouver startup hubs include for-profit companies for-good in our community that support the green economy. These startup hubs can take place within government; for-profit sector, nonprofit sector, or in the spaces between them. There are a number of growing startup hubs in Vancouver that help business startups grow. Many of these offer workspace, training and/or investors for eligible startups.


Green Economy Vancouver Hubs

The Arts Factory at 281 Industrial Avenue is a mixed-use arts facility in a transformed warehouse. This cultural hub includes 21,000 square feet of workshops, studios, offices and common spaces. A unique partnership with the City of Vancouver allows us to offer affordable spaces to the local arts community. The Arts Factory houses a mix of emerging and established artists, as well as arts organizations and professionals in the cultural sector. Our studio spaces are primarily geared to serve professional artists working with industrial-based fabrication process, such as sculptures, painting, fabric, wood, and ceramics. The Arts Factory Society is the manager at http://artsfactorysociety.ca.

Kabuni at 1378 West Pender Street, Vancouver is a collaboration hub where designers can meet with clients to work through designs using Kabuni’s design technology and where local artists and artisans can share their work. The studio holds a series of seminars, lectures and other events that encourage and develop the local design community. The focal point of the studio is Kabuni’s Dream Room, a virtual reality environment conceived specifically for interior design. http://Kabuni.com

Creative Coworkers at 343 Railway Avenue, Vancouver is a non-profit collective of (mostly) creative professionals with the desire to share space and amenities, and build a community together. At over 4500 square feet of space in the edgy and awesome Railtown community, we have an ample amount of space to spread out and work together or independently. The annual membership is $30, and includes two hours of free private meeting space per month, a flight of craft beer from Postmark Brewing, a free coffee from Railtown Cafe and a free lunch voucher from the new delivery service En Root. More info at http://CreativeCoworkers.com.

The Hive at 210 – 128 West Hastings, Vancouver supports and amplifies the social impact sector in Vancouver; The Hive does this by mixing one-part shared-space with one-part collaboration and a dash of love. The community is made up of over 150 individuals and organizations within the social entrepreneurship, sustainability, tech and creative sectors all working to make the world a better place. More info at http://www.hivevancouver.com/.

Decentral Vancouver is located at 436 W. Pender Street, Downtown Vancouver. It has been a staple in the Vancouver cryptocurrency scene since its inception in February 2014. Vancouver stands as a Bitcoin hub with over 50 merchants accepting and thanks to the Bitconiacs and Bitcoin Coop, received the world’s first Bitcoin ATM. Decentral Vancouver is a Disruptive Community Incubator inspired by the ideas behind Bitcoin, Decentralization, and the Open Source movement. We offer shared workspace with our membership program at http://decentralvancouver.com/.

Groundwell at 566 Powell Street, Vancouver includes an eight-month training program to help young people launch co-ops, non-profits, and social enterprises in Vancouver, transforming the economy in the process. It is based on three interweaving threads: 1) Personal development: understanding strengths and passions, goals, dreams and hopes, 2) Professional development: the everyday hard skills needed to build a project, and contribute effectively to existing organizations and 3) Project development: conceiving, building and launching a project, alone or with colleagues. Discover Groundswell at http://groundswellcommunity.ca/.

Spring.is at 105 – 211 East Georgia Street, Vancouver combines profit and social impact that lead to success in the most fulfilling and complete sense of the word. Spring partners with purpose-driven, for-profit startups and empower them to create positive change. The organization believes in 360 degree superior returns. That is, superior returns for not only investors and customers, but also for employees, supply chain vendors, the community, the environment, and beyond. Learn more about Spring at http://spring.is.

Dudoc Vancouver at 1489 Frances St, Vancouver is a  sustainable urban development, including innovative architecture & design, green tech, socio-economic development, and more. We foster collaboration and valuable connections in an inspiring, supportive community with the goal of resolving social and environmental challenges through international partnerships and cutting-edge solutions. For more information and rates, visit http://dudocvancouver.com.

Zen Launchpad at 288 East 1st Street is the premier North Shore startup hub and collaborative workspace! As an incubator and accelerator, entrepreneurs, social enterprises, small businesses — and even innovative business units of large companies — can get support and a jump start on developing their ideas. New companies and social enterprises can transform their early ideas into functioning offerings while existing companies can add state of the art features on to their day-to-day, core products. Zen Launchpad offers a creative working space, tools, cutting edge training, and networking opportunities with other innovative professionals and investors. Read more at http://zenlaunchpad.com

Sauder S3i (The Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing) at 221–181 Keefer Place Vancouver, runs a variety of programs in partnership with the Sauder School of Business MBA program, and several independent programs at UBC for their undergraducate, MBA and graduate students, as well as incubation for social entrepreneurs and ventures. Learn more their traning for tomorrow’s leaders at http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/Faculty/Research_Centres/Centre_for_Social_Innovation_and_Impact_Investing.

SFU Radius at 90 – 425 Carrall Street Vancouver, provides three main programs: 1) RADIUS Edu With people as our starting point, RADIUS Edu is re-imagining how we support the learning journeys of emerging changemakers, 2) RADIUS Lab Systems focused, RADIUS Lab works with community partners to understand problems and design, test and launch interventions and 3) RADIUS Ventures built to amplify promising solutions, RADIUS Ventures partners with impact ventures to get them market, growth and investor-ready. Get more details about this at http://www.radiussfu.com/.

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre at 12960 84th Avenue, Unit 210, Surrey BC can facilitate introductions to clean tech investors. Foresight is is British Columbia’s first clean technology accelerator, launched in April 2013. Foresight is funded by the BC Innovation Council to deliver their Venture Acceleration Program (VAP) to clean technology companies in British Columbia. The BC Venture Acceleration Program is a paid, structured, venture growth program designed to guide, coach and grow ambitious early stage technology entrepreneurs and effectively grow their technology ventures. Learn more at http://foresightcac.com/.

BC VentureLabs Accelerator is located at 320 – 887 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC. VentureLabs® is a partner of the BC Acceleration Network and works collaboratively with other technology accelerators located across British Columbia. The VentureLabs® Venture Acceleration Program pairs entrepreneurs with highly experienced Executives-in-Residence (EiR) who advise on product and market validation, development or refinement of a positioning statement and customer value proposition, and validation of your business model. Visit http://www.venturelabs.ca for more information.

Technology and Social Innovation Centre at 312 and 324 Main Street, Vancouver is the future site of the city’s Technology and Social Innovation Centre. It will support a broad range of entrepreneurs, social innovators, and non-profit organizations through incubation and acceleration programming, and through offering business services, financing and training for a variety of sectors including technology start-ups, sustainability and clean-tech, social enterprise, and micro-enterprise. Read more http://312main.ca/.

What is a Cacao Ceremony?

Cacao Ceremony

A cacao ceremony is a shamanic healing, but without the hallucinogenic or “out of body” effects of other shamanic experiences. All cacao ceremonies are rooted in helping to rebalance the energies within us, and restore good health. By opening the heart chackra, cacao enables us to hear our true self, work through blockages and past traumas, dissolve negative energy, and help us align with who we are.

Cacao has been used in ancient ceremonies by South Americans (the Maya) for thousands of years. Cacao comes from the Maya word Ka’kau, and the Maya word Chokola’j — which means to drink chocolate together.

Cacao has an active ingredient in it called theobromine , which means ‘Food of the Gods’. Theobromine is similar to caffein as  they are related alkaloids, and therefore a mild stimulant. Cacao also contains anandamide, which is known as the bliss molecule. This is the same thing produced in your body when you workout and you feel a rush of good energy.


Ingredients for Ceremonial Cacao / Serving

  • 1/4 oz to 1 oz Ceremonial Cacao
  • 1/4 tsp Ashwaganda powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chaga mushroom powder
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp maple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • Dash of cayenne
  • 8oz hot water

Directions for Ceremonial Cacao

  • Heat up water on stove – not boil. Just heat to a temperature slightly hotter than you would want to drink.
  • Stir in the ceremonial cacao and blend.
  • You can add a sweetener if you would like.
  • You could also add more spices or herbs, such as chaga and ashwagandha to the cacao.
  • Then froth it by simply adding it to a blender on low speed.

Cacao Features and Benefits

  • Raw cacao is made by cold-pressing un-roasted cacao beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cacao and removes the fat (cacao butter).
  • 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries
  • Highest plant-based source of iron
  • Full of magnesium for a healthy heart and brain
  • More calcium than cow’s milk

Organic Cacao Nibs at Eternal Abundance

Giddy Yo Cacao Nibs originate from hand picked Ecuadorian Arriba criollo cacao pods. The beans are hand selected, fermented in specialized huts for approx. 3-4 days, sun-dried to perfection, crushed and winnowed (the skins removed) and packaged for your enjoyment. The cacao does not go through a “Dutch” process nor alkalized in any way.

Organic Cacao Paste at Eternal Abundance

Giddy Yo Cacao Paste originates from hand picked Ecuadorian Arriba criollo cacao pods. The beans are hand selected, fermented in specialized huts for approx. 3-4 days, sun-dried to perfection, crushed and winnowed (the skins removed). These nibs are ground in a granite melange and naturally liquefy (cacao beans are naturally high in fat containing approx. 45-60%). The liquefied cacao mass is poured onto trays and solidified, next broken into pieces and packaged for shipment. The cacao does not go through a “Dutch” process nor alkalized in any way.

https://eternalabundance.ca/product-category/cacao-carob-2/


Raw cacao contains polyphenols called flavonoids that have antioxidant effects. The two primary antioxidants in raw cacao are anthocyanidins and epicatechins. Antioxidants work by neutralizing free radicals that can damage our cells. Free radicals cause oxidative damage in the body and may increase the risk of cancer, coronary heart disease, premature aging, and dementia. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3038885/


Chaga Mushroom Powder

“King of the Mushrooms”, Chaga is an alkaline, medicinal tree mushroom that grows primarily on birch trees. It holds the highest ranking as a healing supermushroom due to its many amazing health properties, including antioxidant, -cancer, -viral, -inflammatory and -fungal, immune system boosting, detoxifying, blood sugar balancing, and adaptogenic properties. Grown in the US.

https://eternalabundance.ca/product/chaga-powder-steam-extract/


Ashwagandha Powder

Ashwagandha is one of the most highly regarded and commonly used adaptogenic tonics, as well as an immune-modulator and musculoskeletal relaxant, and has been used in Ayurvedic tradition for over 3000 years. It helps with disrupted mental states, is beneficial for insomnia, poor memory, anxiety, inflammation, low thyroid, and fatigue, and can be used as an aphrodisiac. It also helps maintain proper nourishment of the tissues, particularly muscle and bone. Enjoy before bed in tea, chai, or warm mylk to relax the mind and promote sleep. Grown in India.

https://eternalabundance.ca/product/ashwaganda-powder/


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Plant Based Lifestyle Trend Growing in 2019

Plant Based Lifestyle Trend Growing in 2019

Plant Based Lifestyle Trend Includes Veg, Vegan and Zero-Waste

There are now more plant based lifestyle events in Vancouver than ever. There are six upcoming events on Facebook and over a dozen Plant based / Veg / Vegan / Zero-Waste Meetups in Vancouver alone!

It’s not just Vancouver, but the plant based trend is global. Beyond Meat is an example of the plant based lifestyle trend growth locally and internationally.

Beyond Meat Inc., the company created by vegan Ethan Brown in 2009, raised nearly a quarter of a billion dollars to grow its line of plant-based meats, with shares rocketing in their public debut.

The maker of the Beyond Burger, which is sold at Whole Foods and restaurant chain TGIF, among others, priced its initial public offering at $25 a share Wednesday evening, raising at least $240 million at a valuation slightly shy of $1.5 billion.

Brown argues that humans do not need to fully abandon meat, but to change the definition to one that considers composition and structure — amino acids, lipids, trace minerals, vitamins and water. Those core elements are not exclusive to animals, but exist in the plant kingdom too, he says.


Plant Based Vancouver Facebook Events

May 5, 2019: Veg Expo 2019

Celebrating the 6th annual Veg Expo – presented by Choices Markets

A day of celebration where we introduce new, innovative, inspiring products and services that you can implement into your lifestyle and to meet others that share their passion.

VEG EXPO is a day for the entire family. Enjoy cooking demonstrations with local celebrated chefs, information on locally sourced foods and products, explore innovative sustainable transportation options on the market, take a break in our ‘vegetation lounge’, enjoy free samples and giveaways plus get inspired by a natural vegan body builder showcase.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1672993986161801/

May 9, 2019: Vegan Film Festival: OIVFF x VVF

Vancouver Vegan Festival is honoured to bring the Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival to Vancouver!
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The Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival is a trailblazing event dedicated to celebrating the vegan ideal: a healthier, compassionate, environmentally friendly lifestyle that can be achieved through the consumption of plants and animal-free alternatives.
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Join us for a night of award-winning film viewing surrounding veganism, with vegan snacks available for purchase from Urban Leaf Plant Based Foods + Eat The Dishes + Blue Heron Creamery, Say Hello Sweets, Beer + Wine service, and guest speakers Indian Rock Vegans (who are featured in Eating You Alive, one of the festival films).
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This event is a fundraiser for Vancouver Vegan Festival 2019 and ticket sales will go towards ensuring that VVF is always FREE to the public, and providing low cost booth space to sanctuaries and non-profits.
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Please BYOCs (containers, cups and cutlery) so we can aim for a zero-waste event 🌎

DOORS: 6pm

SCREENING: 7pm

VIEW THE TRAILER: https://youtu.be/QQBKyWnUJ40
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THE FILMS:

73 Cows
Runtime: 14m, 59s
Directed by: Alex Lockwood
Produced by: Alex Lockwood
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK
Beef farmer, Jay Wilde, struggles with his conscience every time he takes his cows to be slaughtered. Feeling trapped within an industry he no longer believes in, Jay decides to do what no beef farmer in the UK has ever done before – saving all of his cows from slaughter.
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PROMISES
Runtime: 5m, 37s
Directed by: Jan Sorgenfrei
Language: English
Country of Origin: Denmark
Behind the closed doors, in the dark and out of human sight, Jan Sorgenfrei and award-winning Toronto based photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, conduct an investigation into the industrial farming of chickens.
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UNDERCOVER
Runtime: 3m, 33s
Directed by: Kelly Guerin
Produced by: We Animals
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Undercover reveals the stark, mechanized workings of the slaughterhouse, offering an unflinching and intimate look at the animals caught in this system.
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Patrik Babounian, BUILT BY PLANTS
Runtime: 6m, 27s
Directed by: Jonathan Rosenberry
Produced by: Compassion Over Killing
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Patrik Babounian, one of the strongest men in the world, isn’t called “Vegan Badass” for nothing as he speaks about his plant-based diet and his compassion for animals.
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Eating You Alive
Runtime: 1hr, 48m
Directed by: Paul David Kennamer, Jr.
Produced by: Merrilee Jacobs
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time.
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A MOTHER’S MONOLOGUE
Runtime: 8m, 12s
Directed by: Marzieh Kamyabi & Mehdi Shaafi
Language: Persian (with English subtitles)
Country of Origin: Iran
A documentary about people volunteered to watch a film about animal industries and eat meat at the same time. They did not know anything about the content of the film they had to watch.
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EVAN’S VIDEO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
Runtime: 5m, 30s
Directed by: Paul Magee Berry & Ray Kowalchuk
Produced by: Shannon Blair
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Evan is seven, and that’s not too young to understand climate change, and the impact of animal agriculture on the whole carbon cycle — including the part Big Business doesn’t want you to know about.
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FOR THE VOICELESS
Runtime: 13m, 17s
Directed by: Jordan Owens
Produced by: Jordan Owens
Language: English
Country of Origin: Canada
The story of professional hockey player Jordan Owens and his transformation from meat eating athlete to vegan activist.
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www.oivff.com
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Vancouver Vegan Festival acknowledges that this event takes place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh & Musqueam First Nations.

Accessibility:
All areas but the balconies are wheelchair accessible. You can purchase tickets at the lowered counters outside, then enter the main space via wide automatic doors. Wheelchair accessible washrooms and bar service provided. Staff are friendly and able to assist in a variety of ways. There is no designated wheelchair accessible parking, but there is street parking around the neighbourhood.
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Sponsored by Earthsave Canada + Urban Leaf Plant Based Foods + Eat The Dishes.

Hosted by The Vegan Project + Peaces + Peace People Project.

https://www.facebook.com/events/316687318996160/

May 18, 2019: Zero-Waste Vegan Market

The #zwvMarket is designed to bring both zero-waste and vegan shopping and education to the community. This is a free public event!

Enjoy:
→ Food + bath and beauty products + market bags + crafts + apparel + workshops + demos
→ Nothing packaged + nothing new
→ Vegan apparel swap + shop
→ Live music + cozy lounge spaces
→ Community building
→ Good food
→ Good times

Learn about:
→ The benefits of the #zerowastevegan lifestyle
→ How to implement zero-waste + vegan habits into your life

https://www.facebook.com/events/367469083863450/

May 18, 2019: BC Vegan Magazine Lunch & Launch

BC Vegan Magazine is excited to announce the official Lunch & Launch Party Saturday, May 18 from noon to 2pm!

Buy lunch and celebrate our magazine launch with us at Vegan Cave and meet the team – Nia, Anna, Gillian, and Kingston!

Lunch Specials to be announced soon!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2092254454408851/

May 19, 2019: Zero-Waste Vegan Hot Luck

Hot tub + pot luck
Gastown rooftop + DJ
Sunset + moonlight
Friends + foooooood

Official afterparty of the #zwvMarket!

Our goal is to bring people together to share beautiful food and uplifting music without hurting animals or the environment. We also want to give back!

We will have a guest list at the door for entry based on pre-purchased tickets, with 100% of the proceeds supporting animal rescue.

Stock up on zero-waste vegan produce, baked goods, dips, soups and eats on Saturday, May 18 (the day before our hot luck!) at the very first:
Zero-Waste Vegan Market!

TAG YOUR FUN TIMES:
#zwvHotLuck

WHAT TO BRING:​
Bring a zero-waste vegan dish to share (no single use packaging! no animal products!)​
BYOB (bathing suit), towel, flip flops​
BYO plate, cup, cloth napkin, silverware, serving utensils ​

TICKETS:​
There is a $12 minimum donation fee to attend this event (with option to top it up for the animals). If you’d like to attend & cost is a barrier, please send us a message 🙂 Get your tickets here:
https://www.peacepeopleproject.com/shop

GIVING BACK:​
Each #zwvHotLuck will raise awareness and funds for rescued animals. All proceeds from this event will go to Shanae’s Animal Rescue. This organization rescues cats and dogs from high kill shelters across the world. In some cases, the animals require medical care in order to make the journey to find their furrrever home in Vancouver.

Peace People Project apparel will be at the paartay with 50% going to Shanae’s Animal Rescue. There will also be silent auction items and a 50/50 draw to support their work, too!

DONATIONS:​
If you can’t attend, but would like to support this organization, please contribute here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/383920662445026/?fundraiser_source=external_url​

AMENITIES:​
There is a fridge, oven, microwave and BBQ on the roof if you need to store or heat your dishes. There are also change rooms with showers. The rooftop is wheelchair accessible.​
Being on the roof comes with some awesome privileges that include sweeping views of the city, pool tables and quite a few indoor and outdoor lounge areas – including the HOT TUB!​

A FEW RESTRICTIONS: ​
NO ALCOHOL, PETS or SMOKING on the premises. Glassware is permitted everywhere except in close proximity to or in the hot tub.​

There’s a security guard that constantly monitors the premises and imposes fines if the rules are broken. We’d like to continue to use the space throughout the summer so please abide by the rules otherwise we will kindly ask you to vacate the premises. ​

June 6, 2019: The Vegan Night Market

We’re back for our first #vnm summer edition!!!

We want to see your lovely faces at the next instalment of
The Vegan Night Market on June 6th at The Waldorf Hotel!
Happening inside and outside, join us for another fun-filled evening of Vegan Food from Vancouver’s best, Drinks, Music, Shopping, Connecting + Giving Back.

We LOVE how much you LOVE supporting vegan business all while giving back to our local NPO’s and sanctuaries. It’s a beautiful thing!

This time we’re raising funds for The Save Movement at the door with a $2 min donation OR canned food, clothing or pet food for the WISH Drop-In Centre Society.

**This is a 19+ event**
The Vegan Night Market acknowledges that this event takes place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh & Musqueam First Nations.

Accessibility: A portable ramp will be on site. Accessible washrooms are located on the street level inside Nonna’s.

Brought to you by Peaces + The Vegan Project xx

https://www.facebook.com/events/366796877266417/

July 27, 2019: Vancouver Vegan Festival 2019

Coming to #Vancouver this summer!!!!

VANCOUVER VEGAN FESTIVAL

An all-ages celebration of vegan food & culture located at the beautiful, waterfront and mountain-view, Creekside Park

This is a FREE community event brought to you by The Vegan Project + Peace People Project + Peaces + Earthsave Canada.

SAT. JULY 27, 2019

Enjoy:
Over 70 vendors + Live Music + Inspiring Speakers + Free Yoga + Views + Good Vibes ☆
⇾ vegan food, apparel, activism and more!

Our inspiring guest speakers:
⇾ Internationally-renowned animal rights activist James Aspey
⇾ Local chef and business owner Asha Wheeldon of Kula Kitchen
⇾ Animal rights lawyer and vegan food activist Anna Pippus of Animal Justice
⇾ Zero-waste vegan apparel maker and activist Tosha Lobsinger of Peace People Project
TELL YOUR HUMAN (and dog) FRIENDS!!!!
#VVF2019
#VancouverVeganFestival

Hosted by: The Vegan Project + Peace People Project + Peaces

Sponsored by: Earthsave Canada

VENDOR INQUIRIES: vancouverveganfestival@gmail.com
Vancouver Vegan Festival acknowledges that this festival takes place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh & Musqueam First Nations.

We have a no-tolerance policy for any prejudice based on gender identification, sexual orientation, cultural and/or racial background, religion, level of ability, and/or financial status.

Accessibility information will be available once the site map is finalized. Thank you for your patience!
#VVF2019

https://www.facebook.com/events/1270140209818483/


August 9 to 12, 2019: Canada Fruit Festival

The 2019 Canada Fruit Fest is back for it’s 2nd annual 4 day event in the Okanagan. Don’t miss this JAM PACKED weekend with social media super stars, live performances by Canada’s best artists, and an all-you-can-eat raw vegan buffet!

Day 1: Diet & Lifestyle Fundamentals

The first day of the Canada Fruit Fest lays the foundation for the rest of the event. Lectures are focused on educating you about the fundamentals of the healthy, sustainable Vegan diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, vitamins & minerals. You’ll know exactly what foods to eat and which to avoid. We’ll cover all of the BEST foods to eat. Lectures will also cover the healthiest lifestyle habits, like sleep, meditation, gratitude, goal setting, and others.

Day 2: The Body & Mind of Your Dreams

The second day of the Canada Fruit Fest is all about building a strong, healthy body, and backing it up with a clear, positive mind. On this day, you’ll learn the fine art of fitness and meditation. You’ll feel more comfortable in your body as your mind opens up and allows your body to release any stress or tension that it may have been carrying up until August 10th.

Day 3: Lifestyle Freedom & Loving Relationships

The third day is where you’ll learn how to live a life of complete financial freedom. You’ll learn the process of earning all of your income entirely online, even if you don’t have a big social media following. Top experts will show you exactly how to craft a message and create products that sell. They’ll also teach you how to team up with the right people to get things moving, and how to delegate all the stuff you don’t like doing so you can transition from a 9-5 job to an online life of freedom and total creativity.

The other part of Day 3 is about attracting and maintaining loving relationships into your life, whether it’s with a soulmate, twin flame, child, parent, or other person in your life. You’ll learn the best ways of connecting physically, mentally, emotionally, and sexually… not just with your partner(s), but with yourself as well.

Day 4: The Power of Team Work & Collaboration

You become like the 5 people you hang around most, so the last day of the festival is all about connecting with those 5 people that you most strongly resonated with throughout the festival. Workshops and activities will be structured around building lasting friendships that carry you through the year and help spread the Vegan message across the world and boost the local Vegan community right where you live.

https://www.facebook.com/events/267452253914207/


Plant Based Vancouver Meetups

If you look up Veg or Vegan Vancouver Meetups, there are many groups to choose from.

Socially Active Vancouver Vegans & Vegetarians

This group is for everyone interested in delicious plant-based meals with like-minded people! We will be picking restaurants, meeting often and enjoying all the veggie deliciousness Vancouver has to offer! We can do potlucks too! Looking forward to exploring all the vegan food here with all of you.

Socially Active Vancouver Vegans & Vegetarians

Vancouver, BC
610 Members

*See group policy below! This group is for everyone interested in delicious plant-based meals with like-minded people! We will be picking restaurants, meeting often and enjoyi…

Next Meetup

Speeddating..35 to 50ish

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 4:00 PM
2 Attending

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VEGAN Vancouver

Celebrating Plant-Powered Business, People, Lifestyles!

VEGAN Vancouver is an exciting new community and network of people and businesseswho have set out to fill a vegan and vegetarian community void in Vancouver area.

The vision of VEGAN Vancouver is to bring together the voices, people and businesses, locally and internationally who celebrate a plant-based lifestyle for the health benefits, the love of animals or the future of our planet. From the ‘veginner’ to the seasoned vegan to vegan businesses, VEGAN Vancouver is a community that includes everyone who aspires to live and support vibrant, veg-conscious lifestyles.

VEGAN Vancouver

Vancouver, BC
1,515 VEGAN Vancouver Members

Celebrating Plant-Powered Business, People, Lifestyles!VEGAN Vancouver is an exciting new community and network of people and businesseswho have set out to fill a vegan and v…

Next Meetup

Feed your Soul!

Saturday, Jun 1, 2019, 5:30 PM
11 Attending

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Organic Vegan Living

Get great bulk Organic foods at the best prices around. Meet fellow Vegans near you! Come to a local Vegan Market and discuss living a healthy vegan lifestyle. Have delicious snacks, share your favorite vegan recipes and make new friends!

Organic Vegan Living

Vancouver, BC
1,751 Vegans

Get great bulk Organic foods at the best prices around. Meet fellow Vegans near you! Come to a local Vegan Market and discuss living a healthy vegan lifestyle. Have delicious …

Next Meetup

Customer (extra) Appreciation Day

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 9:00 AM
1 Attending

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Raw, Organic and Vegan Food Community

Raw, Vegan Food Community for people who are passionate about share enthusiasm and power of Raw Food and Holistic Living.

Let’s explore together the fabulous world of Raw Food!

Any meal that you enjoy cooked -can be made RAW.

All foods are organic, dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free they contain no sugar and most important – Uncooked!

Together we will discover the magic of creating fabulous organic RAW VEGAN Foods for optimum health and rejuvenation!

We will Learn and share with world greatly improved health by utilizing unprocessed green foods.

Raw, Organic and Vegan Food Community

Vancouver, BC
153 Planet Earth Lover

Raw, Vegan Food Community for people who are passionate about share enthusiasm and power of Raw Food and Holistic Living.Let’s explore together the fabulous world of Raw Food…

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Think Green Supper Club – Vegan Food

Taste: Healthy, Delicious, Vegan Foods

Learn: Watch Live Cooking Demos & and Learn About Nutrition, Labels, Shopping
Share: Recipes and Ideas

A group committed to learning about better, healthier, plant-based eating choices.

Think Green Supper Club – Vegan Food

Vancouver, BC
2,644 Healthy Plant Based Eaters

Taste: Healthy, Delicious, Vegan FoodsLearn: Watch Live Cooking Demos & and Learn About Nutrition, Labels, Shopping Share: Recipes and IdeasA group committed to learning abo…

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Vancouver Vegan Sisterhood

Our mission is to create a supportive, compassionate, accepting, and strong community of vegan and aspiring vegan women. We will support each other in finding our own truth and inner guidance so that we may clearly see the path to a healthy life. We aim to create a culture of courage as we support each other in taking action/steps towards our most radiant self.

Vancouver Vegan Sisterhood

Vancouver, BC
176 Vegan Sisterhood

Highly Sensitive,  Female,  Ages – All , Goofy,  Nerdy,  Quirky,  Natural,  Binge eaters,  Women wanting to be healthy,  Women wanting to live Consciously,  Dedicated to disco…

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Meatless Meetup

We’re foodies with an environmental conscience & concern for animal welfare.

Meatless Meetup is run by a group of volunteer hosts who believe it to be of critical environmental importance that we drastically reduce our meat and dairy consumption.

Food at our events is vegan but we’re not a vegan club. Anyone interested in lowering their carbon footprint by eating more plant based meals, even if never planning to go vegan, is welcome.

We ask members to use a real first name and face photo so we can recognize each other at events. There are lots of opportunities to volunteer with us, from collecting cash at restaurants to helping out at potlucks. If you want to meet more people at events, get in touch.

N.B. As your volunteer hosts can be asked to pay for no show diners, we ask that you be willing to pay for your meal at our events if you cancel without adequate notice.

Meatless Meetup

Vancouver, BC
4,051 members

We’re foodies with an environmental conscience & concern for animal welfare.Meatless Meetup is run by a group of volunteer hosts who believe it to be of critical environmenta…

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Visit to the Zero Waste Vegan Market

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 11:30 AM
12 Attending

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VEG MEETUP VANCOUVER – since 2002

Veg Meetup = Veg Socializing Group! The original/oldest veg group on Meetup.com in Vancouver 😀

This group gives great opportunities for vegan and vegetarian adults to socialize with other veg mates, make friends and have fun! Those who are interested in the veg lifestyle or food are also welcome as long as they are veg-friendly and respectful.

At our dining events, we enjoy tasty vegan food at a reasonable price! (The main purpose isn’t judging/criticizing restaurants nor getting the biggest bargain in town, though.) Let’s veg out and have fun!! 🙂

BY JOINING THIS GROUP, YOU AGREE TO COMPLY WITH OUR GROUP POLICY.

VEG MEETUP VANCOUVER – since 2002

Vancouver, BC
2,599 Veg Mates

Veg Meetup = Veg Socializing Group! The original/oldest veg group on Meetup.com in Vancouver :DThis group gives great opportunities for vegan and vegetarian adults to sociali…

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$11 VEGAN Sri Lankan Dinner

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 6:30 PM
12 Attending

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Vancouver Veg-Friendly Hiking & Activities

This group is inspired by the immensely popular Veggie Hikers Meetup groups in Los Angeles, California (started by Manish) and Portland, Oregon (started by me, Natalia). The idea is simple: we meet up to enjoy a hike (or a walk) in the Vancouver area, then we top off the experience with a delicious meal at a nearby vegetarian, vegan or veggie-friendly restaurant. Beautiful nature, time outdoors and delicious vegetarian or vegan food! We are friendly and easy-going, and we love it when veggie hikers propose and organize events.

This is a group for positive people, who love the outdoors, want to meet wonderful people and want to bring their best self to the hikes.

Vancouver Veg-Friendly Hiking & Activities

Vancouver, BC
1,004 Veggie Hikers

This group is inspired by the immensely popular Veggie Hikers Meetup groups in Los Angeles, California (started by Manish) and Portland, Oregon (started by me, Natalia). The i…

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Speeddating..35 to 50ish

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 4:00 PM
1 Attending

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Vegan/Raw/Organic – Classes/Films/Community Events

This group is to promote on-going events related to health, environmental issues and community.

The purpose of this group is to provide easy access to seminars, lectures, workshops, film screening and other events on all aspects of health including cooking, uncooking, beauty, home brewing, spirituality, environmental issues, community and education with films, classes, workshops and meetings.

Anyone interested in longevity, optimal health, environmental issues and community should join.

Vegan/Raw/Organic – Classes/Films/Community Events

Vancouver, BC
4,250 Progressive Visionaries

This group is to promote on-going events related to health, environmental issues and community.The purpose of this group is to provide easy access to seminars, lectures, work…

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Customer (extra) Appreciation Day

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 9:00 AM
1 Attending

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Vancouver Plant-Based Nutrition and Cooking

Are you curious to know how a plant-based diet can improve your life and that of your loved ones? Do you want to make sure that you are nourishing your body so you can be your best every day? Would you like to learn more about making great plant-based food at home for yourself and your family every day, without spending all of your free time in the kitchen?

Some of our members are already vegetarian or vegan. Others just have a feeling that eating more plants such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and pulses, while consuming fewer animal products (meat, eggs, dairy) is the right things to do for their own health and that of the planet. What we all have in common is our desire to learn more about how to thrive thanks to plant-based foods.

Vancouver Plant-Based Nutrition and Cooking

Vancouver, BC
608 Members

Are you curious to know how a plant-based diet can improve your life and that of your loved ones? Do you want to make sure that you are nourishing your body so you can be your…

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Zero-Waste Vegan Market – Workshops and tour

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 11:00 AM
3 Attending

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Green Gourmet Supper Club

Welcome to Green Gourmet Supper Club! Plant-based eating is no longer considered a ‘trend’ but is now being called a ‘global shift that’s here to stay.’ Yaaaay!

Many people who desire to move towards a more plant-based way of eating often are not sure where to begin, if the food will taste good, how to proceed, what to do. At Green Gourmet we help to answer these questions. At our events you’ll have the opportunity to taste the food, learn how to make it, receive recipes, and more.

Come and enjoy the food and fun!

Green Gourmet Supper Club

Surrey, BC
156 Members

Welcome to Green Gourmet Supper Club! Plant-based eating is no longer considered a ‘trend’ but is now being called a ‘global shift that’s here to stay.’ Yaaaay! Many people w…

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Vancouver Raw Food Potlucks & Other Events

Do you love eating raw, adding raw into your diet when you can or are you curious about the benefits of eating raw? Potlucks are the perfect place to learn through experience by eating, bringing your favorite raw food dish or dessert, and by meeting other enthusiastic people. We are so much more than what we eat, but it sure helps to eat healthfully!

So where’s the raw food potluck? For now, we’re having a monthly potluck at Eternal Abundance – last Sunday of each month at 7.30 PM. See you there!

Vancouver Raw Food Potlucks & Other Events

Vancouver, BC
1,723 People who like to eat raw food!

Do you love eating raw, adding raw into your diet when you can or are you curious about the benefits of eating raw? Potlucks are the perfect place to learn through experience …

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Customer (extra) Appreciation Day

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 9:00 AM
1 Attending

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