This year’s vegan fair will be kicking off with a lunch-time panel that will give everyone plenty of food for thought. How is the Anthropocene epoch – the period in which humans are ruling the world – affecting the planet? What is humanity being warned against by 15,000 scientists from all over the world? What links the rainforests of the Amazon and the Baltic herring? And how can we ensure longevity while enjoying life rather than suffering through it?
A delicious lunch will be offered by Elujanu prior to the debate. The menu will include falafel wraps and smoothies.
Gustaf Söderfeldt (Sweden), former organic producer and Sweden’s first vegan farmer. Gustaf will be talking about abandoning animal farming and exploring the options of vegan agriculture. He will also be speaking at the vegetarian fair on 3 November.
Marjukka Porvari (Finland), Baltic Sea Project Manager with the John Nurminen Foundation and one of the members of the steering group of the Baltic Sea footprint calculator developed by Finns. Marjukka will be talking about the state of the Baltic Sea and the effects of consumer behaviour.
Liina Remm, PhD, researcher with the Department of Zoology of the University of Tartu and nature conservation biologist who was one of the 15,000 scientists to sign the warning to humanity about the looming ecological crisis. Liina will be talking about the state of the environment around the world.
Urmet Haas, entrepreneur and driving force behind the Kalamaja community kitchen and Elujanu vegan shopping trolley. Urmet will be talking about the solutions he uses in his work and recommends to others.
The panel will be moderated by environmental activist Züleyxa Izmailova. The discussions will take place in English.
Registration is required: https://goo.gl/forms/vfIszbExXt2WDuwF3
The lunch session is being supported by the Swedish Institute and the Estonian Vegan Society.