Be the Change: Vegfest Bucerias

There is a new festival full of vibrant color and lots of nutrients coming to Banderas Bay. It’s the First Annual VegFest Bucerias. For all of you leading a veggie lifestyle or transitioning into adding more health foods into your diet, this event is a must to attend.

On Friday, March 1st, 2019 at the Plaza Principal in Bucerias there will be over fifty vegan and vegetarian stands along with nutrition workshops, vegan food, yoga, paddle boarding and surf demonstrations and classes. Additionally, you’ll be moving to the rhythms of electronic music and cumbia and a ballet folklorico show. The event is from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is brought to you by the H. X Ayuntamiento de Bahia de Banderas in collaboration with Eduardo de los Santos and his friends. They decided to start this Vegfest to raise awareness about why it’s important to adopt this lifestyle for improving your health, the environment and for animal welfare.

Consider these statistics for example: animal feed takes up around 36% of global farmland. A single pound of hamburger requires 600 gallons of water, compared to 5 gallons for a pound of potato, according to the US Geological Survey.

The billions of animals in the global meat production industry contaminate water supplies with their waste because they release enormous quantities of greenhouse gas emissions. To illustrate the scale a bit more, 60% of the mammals left in the world are livestock, 36% are pigs, and 4% are wild. Similarly, farmed poultry account for 70% of the world’s birds according to globalcitizen.org.

The urgent environmental reasons, along with concerns for animal welfare are two more reasons to eat more plants. Fifty-six billion land animals are killed for food each year globally. Although there are many studies showing that a vegan, vegetarian lifestyle helps stave off diseases and keep you optimally healthy if a plan is followed correctly, these are additional reasons to change our ways.

Our health, the other animals and the well-being of the planet are all connected.

Mark your calendars, and visit Vegfest to see all of the innovations that local vendors are bringing to help bring healing to humanity and have some fun while doing it!

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Our health, the other animals and the well-being of the planet are all connected.