The two-day Vegan Festival in Hyderabad called Let’s Go Green has been a huge success. Many people came to enjoy and try the delicious food at the stalls. The festival was organized by CPR Environmental Education Centre (CPREEC) and Vibrant Living at the MPCC Building, State Gallery of Art, Madhapur.
Livestock farming has a big impact on the environment, contributing to 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Milk-producing cows are artificially inseminated, and the milk they produce contains harmful hormones. To help the environment and our health, we can replace milk with calcium and protein-rich plant-based foods like leafy vegetables, lentils, legumes, and mushrooms. Many people are not aware of this, so the festival aimed to educate them. Workshops on vegan cooking, yoga, pottery, fabric painting, vegan fashion, gardening, and recycling were also held, along with screenings of movies on environmental issues.
This was the first vegan event in Hyderabad, but it will be organized every month. The main goal of the festival is to educate people about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle for both our health and the planet’s health. The stalls at the festival were not charged, as the focus was on education. The response from the public was great, and many people attended the event.
One vendor, Suyra from Vijay Sweets – Vegan sweets, came all the way from Chennai to showcase their products and inspire people to adopt a healthy lifestyle.