Sunday, May 19: GOOD FOOD Festival- A Vegetarian Celebration- Sunday, May 19, 2013

RCNV’s First Annual


* A VEGETARIAN celebration *

Good for you, Good for the Planet!

Sunday, May 19, 2013,                           Noon – 6:30p.m

At the Resource Center for Nonviolence,612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz

Ride your bike, or Plenty of Free parking at the County Building, 701 Ocean St.

Click to see PDF Color Flyer: Color 8.5×11 v. 5.14.13.  Click to see Black & white Flyer: BW 8.5×11 v 5.14.13

Join us for the First Annual GOOD FOOD FESTIVAL,

Making the connection between eating sustainably and climate change

–  Free admission  –

Please join us for the GOOD FOOD FESTIVAL, a A family-friendly Vegetarian festival celebrating the health and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet. Enjoy great food!  See films that make the connection between eating sustainably and the powerful effect on climate change. Learn what you can do to change the world! Fun activities for kids all day. Reduce your climate footprint by eating lower on the food chain. Your food choices Can make a difference!

*INTERNATIONAL CUISINE*  – Vegetarian and Vegan options –  India Joze, Tamales, India Gourmet, Navajo Tacos, Bobcat Ridge Avocados, Corn on the Cob, Dessert, Drinks and more!

*Children’s activities    *Demos  *Films  *Live Music  *Samples   *Speakers
*Luma Yoga   *Information


12:30p.m.: INDIA JOZE cooks up an entertaining

1:30: Food for Life– ‘On Beyond Green Smoothies’ by Sandi Rechenmacher

2:00p.m.: Bobcat Ridge Avocados: Presentation on avocados and a tasting of several varieties

2:45: The Alex Raymond Blues Band

3:45: Sprouting Workshop with Elizabeth Borelli, Sustainable Santa Cruz

4:15: Those Guys– pop, folk, blues

5:15: Luke Abbott and friends- old time music


3:00p.m.Luma Yoga in the Multi-purpose Room


in the Main Hall: making the connection between eating sustainably and climate change:

1:00 and 5:00p.m:  “Do the Math” (45min.) 2013 film highlights the rising movement to change the global climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry.

2:30p.m.: “The True Cost of Food” Sierra Club animated 15-minute film encourages people to think about the environmental impacts of their consumption choices. And short clip: Diet for a Hot Planet (3 min.) Author/activist Anna Moore-Lappé speaks about her book “Diet for a Hot Planet: the climate crisis at the end of your fork and what you can do about it.”

3:00p.m.:  “Forks Over Knives” 96min.The results of one of the most comprehensive health investigations ever undertaken (the China Study) on the links between diet and disease.Shows the health benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet and highlights the work of pioneering researchers Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.


It’s green to go veggie:

Reduce global warming; help save the rainforest; refresh the air; save water; be healthier; feed more people; ensure environmental sustainability

Did you know:

*Going vegetarian for even one day per week for a year is equivalent to not driving 1,160 miles.

*It takes 600 gallons of water to produce one hamburger patty.

Sponsored by the Resource Center for Nonviolence. Co-sponsors & business supporters(list in formation): Bobcat Ridge Avocados, Central Coast Wilds, Earthbound Farm, Hotel Paradox/Solaire, Allterra Solar, Seacliff Inn, UNA- United Nations Association, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Vegetarian and Vegan Meet-ups, Literary Guillotine, Dharma’s, the Bagelry, Whole Foods, Staff of Life, New Leaf Market, Café Cruz, Mountain Feed and Farm, Silver Spur, Westside Pharmacy, Al Fresco, Companion Bakery, Carried Away, Zachary’s.

Media co-sponsors: Santa Cruz Weekly, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Good Times, Connection Magazine, KUSP 89.1FM, KSCO 1080AM, KZSC 881.FM

We need lots of volunteers!  To get involved contact Anita rcnvinfo at gmail dot com or call 831.423.1626.

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