Solutionary Events is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit educational outreach organization with a mission to create healthy, compassionate, and regenerative communities through coordinating socially & environmentally responsible vegan events. Solutionary Events is led by a volunteer-operated team of individuals who are committed to making the world a better place. The team coordinates festivals & fairs, races & walks, film screenings, workshops, school programs, conventions, beach & park cleanups, and other educational outreach events. We also support like-minded businesses and organizations by organizing or co-organizing their events and helping to enhance the success of "solutionary certified" projects.

Embracing the Solutionary Life...One Vegan Festival at a Time

by Mary-Elizabeth Schurrer of Natural Awakenings Sarasota


"This natural biosphere that surrounds us is the origin point of all we need to sustain our lives. Our food, water and oxygen comes from the earth, and it’s our responsibility to steward these resources with utmost, intentional care. This also means extending compassion and kindness to our planet’s other inhabitants by ensuring their health, safety, welfare and humane treatment too. 

That is the role of a solutionary—to be a conscious, relentless advocate for solutions in the world; to partner with initiatives, organizations and other human beings for the endurance of our collective future; and to protect the environment with regenerative communities. This grassroots endeavor is of both local and global consequence, and one movement, in particular, has brought it close to home. 

Solutionary Events is a Southwest Florida based non-profit coalition that introduces people to the benefits and accessibility of a vegan lifestyle through a series of educational, mindful and ecological outreaches around the Sunshine State. One such event that has gained noticeable momentum and traction right here in our community is the Sarasota Veg Fest. This annual extravaganza is a celebration of all that harmonizes and connects us to animals, the environment and our fellow humankind."


When was Solutionary Events founded?

Solutionary Events was officially registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in February of 2017.

Who founded Solutionary Events?

Solutionary Events began as a grassroots collaborative effort by community members who recognized a need for positive social change through humane education. Our members join in solidarity, united by the goal of creating a healthy, compassionate, and regenerative world, and embracing respect for all living beings. Visit the team page to learn about our Board of Directors and team leaders.

What is Solutionary Events' mission statement?

to create a healthy, compassionate, and regenerative world by developing longterm solutions with the use of humane education and through coordinating socially & environmentally responsible vegan events

How many volunteers are involved with Solutionary Events?

Solutionary Events is kept in existence through the continuous support of the communities we work with. Solutionary Events is currently operated by 27 core volunteer leaders. For each event, we welcome 30-60 new volunteers to make a difference in their community. Each year, we engage with over 300 new volunteers in communities throughout Florida.

How does Solutionary Events apply donations?

Solutionary Events is a non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible. Coordinating events is HARD WORK. It is also very expensive work. Consider the costs of reserving each venue, purchasing insurance, reserving security, marketing through newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV stations, social media, websites, billboards, etc., purchasing food sampling materials, purchasing signs, banners, and eco-friendly posters, flyers, and info guides, collecting materials for each kids zone, covering travel expenses for out of town speakers, setting up audio visual equipment, renting tents, chairs, tables, and fans, maintaining each event's website, printing eco-friendly, plant-based t-shirts, setting up zero-waste stations, etc. Solutionary Events would not exist without the help of grants, sponsorships, and donations. All donations are directly applied to coordinating Solutionary Events' education programs and events. Solutionary Events also makes an effort to benefit other non-profit organizations and animal rescues through hosting specific fundraising activities at some of the larger events, such as festivals, races, or conventions.

How does Solutionary Events earn revenue to operate?

Solutionary Events relies solely off grants, sponsorships/partnerships, vendor fees, and donations for its continued operation. We are tremendously grateful for continuous supporters and partner organizations, including VegFund, The Pollination Project, Vegetarians of Central Florida, A Well-Fed World, Nutritious You, Pierce Delahunt, EcoJoia, NorthShore Printing, Sketchbook by Kristen, Going Vegan for Health, PlantPure Health & Weight Loss, The Fickle Souls, Art for Animal Rights, Humane Apparel, Compassion Kind, Natural Awakenings Magazine (Sarasota and Orlando), Florida Voices for Animals, Kare-N-Wear, Vegan Business Center, iHeart Media, Senior Life Publications, HaleLife Bakery, SunRun Solar, NextGen Florida, and Suncoast Health Council.

How are Solutionary Events and Solutionary Species associated?

Solutionary Events is a non-profit organization, operated in alignment with the mission and message of the Solutionary Species movement.



an individual, group, or organization committed to being a part of the world's solutions instead of contributing to being a part of the world's problems A solutionary thinks critically and conscientious about choices, actions, and behaviors to benefit people, animals, and the environment.

Humane Education

education that fosters respect and compassion for all living beings and embraces solutionary problem solving Solutionary Events uses humane education as a primary tool for positive and empowering change making.

Solutionary Species

the movement to help people reach an understanding of what it means to be a solutionary Solutionary Events is based on the philosophies of the Solutionary Species movement to transform being from being a problematic species to being a solutionary species instead for people, animals, and the environment.


Festivals & Fairs

Solutionary Events coordinates and assists with organizing several festivals throughout Florida annually. Among new festivals, Sarasota Veg Fest has gained tremendous popularity. 

Races & Walks

All races are designed by the hands of careful, dedicated volunteers to avoid causing disruption or harm to wildlife. All snacks and beverages provided to racers are vegan and all race items are environmentally-friendly. 

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Film Screenings

Solutionary Events will soon be relaunching the Tampa Bay film screening summer series...stay tuned. 

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© 2017-2019 Solutionary Species & Solutionary Events, Inc.

Solutionary Events is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation (tax ID number 81-5273272)