ABOUT SARASOTA'S SOLUTIONARY HEALTH FESTIVAL
WE BELIEVE IN CHANGE
Solutionary Events is a 501(c)(3) non-profit grassroots organization, creating healthy, compassionate, and sustainable communities through leading socially responsible and educational vegan events. Solutionary Events launched as a small group of passionate humane educators identifying with the Solutionary Species movement (a movement to help people transition from being a part of the world’s problems to being a part of solutions instead), offering workshops and school programs to teach youth about being kind to animals and nature. In 2016, the group was offered a grant from The Pollination Project, which made the first Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp possible. Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp, which took place at a unique botanical garden in Williston, Florida, was featured in the Huffington Post. Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp initiated the chain of many events that Solutionary Events now coordinates.
The team at Solutionary Events coordinates festivals, workshops, concerts, races/walks, seminars, beach/park cleanups, and other events that align with the solutinary mission. Team members, including our President, Larry Rumbough, are responsible for some of the largest events in the country such as Central Florida Veg Fest, Central Florida Earth Day, Sarasota Veg Fest, and many others. Solutionary Events also empowers organizations by helping new organizations to launch vegan events and existing organizations to make their events bigger, better, and ethically sound. More can be learned at www.solutionaryevents.com.
WHY IS THIS EVENT VEGAN?
“ONLY WHEN WE HAVE BECOME NON-VIOLENT TOWARDS ALL LIFE WILL WE HAVE LEARNED TO LIVE WELL OURSELVES.” -Cesar Chavez
A solutionary is someone who thinks conscientiously and compassionately about their choices and behaviors in order to benefit people, animals, and the environment. Ultimately, the goal of a solutionary is to create a healthy and compassionate world.
There are undeniably many problems that exist in the world today. To name a few:
– Inequalities based on race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability, species, religion, etc.
– World hunger
– Homelessness, food insecurity, & poverty
– Terminal illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc.
– Animal cruelty
– Environmental devastation
Since humans are gradually moving on from being a problematic species to being a SOLUTIONARY SPECIES, many people are starting to think of many practical and effective solutions to address serious problems. Some solutions may require a large group of people and advocates for a cause. Other solutions might involve gaining influence with people of societal authority (e.g. government). Many different solutions are often required to address a single problem.
There is, however, one very simple solution that addresses many problems. This solution does not take time out of our busy schedules or take away anything from our lives. In fact, this solution has the potential to enrich our lives in the most meaningful ways we could have ever imagined. Choosing to embrace a vegan lifestyle and to think conscientiously about the food we put in our bodies, we could save our own lives and money, help animals, contribute to ending world hunger and food deserts, protect the environment, and put an end to supporting industries that exploit millions of people, billions of non-human animals, and the earth we all share. Explore this event, have fun, and learn how you can join the movement of becoming a Solutionary Species!