World Vegan Day Melbourne

Sunday, 14 October 2018 - 10:00am
Melbourne Showgrounds, Langs Road, Ascot Vale
Victoria

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.

★MAIN ATTRACTIONS:
* 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!

Please LIKE our Facebook page to keep informed of event announcements, including info from our sponsors, guest speakers, and other attractions on the day:

★MEDIA LINKS:
Website: http://www.wvd.org.au Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorldVeganDayMelbourne Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/world_vegan_day_melbourne Twitter: https://twitter.com/WVDMelbourne YouTube: www.youtube.com/WorldVeganDayMelbourneFestival
★Show your support with the hashtags
#worldvegandaymelbourne #wvd2018 #wvdmelbourne2018 #vegansofmelbourne #govegan #vegansofaustralia #wvd18

★INFORMATION
* To help make getting to and from the event even easier, trains will be running to the Melbourne Showgrounds on the day.
* Please note that due to venue regulations and permits, dogs are unable to be brought onsite.

★ INQUIRIES:
info@wvd.org.au

★ VENUE DETAILS:
Venue: ‘Melbourne Showgrounds’
Address: Epsom Road, Ascot Vale, Vic, 3032
Phone: (03) 9281 7444

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