As residents of Vancouver become increasingly more health conscious and collectively inch closer to adopting new green initiatives and firm environmental standpoints, the demand for public education grows, too.
One such area of interest, is dairy-free living.
Earthsave Canada has decided to step-up and meet public demand, offering a half day course that includes dairy-free living workshops and local product knowledge.
Dairy-Free Living is an upcoming event scheduled for April 3rd at 2pm, to be hosted by the Vancouver Public Library (central branch). Two guest speakers have been secured for the event, which include the following:
Élise Desaulniers is a Huffington Post blogger and award-winning author from Montréal. With a graduate degree in political science, she has worked in research and marketing for over a decade. Currently, she speaks in higher education and public settings to share her interesting discoveries concerning our current food system.
Vesanto Melina is a registered dietitian who has co-authored several nutrition and cooking books for flexitarians, vegetarians, vegans, and raw-food enthusiasts. Her writing has been translated into 7 different languages, and are popular go-to references for those who wish to reduce animal consumption or eliminate animal products from their diet.
Local vendors that will be present at the event to provide samples of dairy-free deliciousness, include:
- Blue Heron Cheeses (Karen McAthy, former chef of Graze)
- Chao/Field Roast
- Coconut Bliss
- Commodity Juicery
- Daiya Foods
- Earth Island
- Edible Flours
- Miyoko Cheeses
- Nice Vice 0% Dairy Creamery
- Nuez Milk
- Spread’em Kitchen
- Ravenwood Cheese
Yes, you CAN survive without dairy. The ultimate purpose of this event is to educate the public on the multiple benefits of dairy-free living, focusing on both health and environmental rewards.