Citizen’s Climate Lobby

We’re so happy that Citizen’s Climate Lobby is returning to VegFest!

They strive to empower citizens to influence their members of Congress, and spread the idea that each one of us can address climate change.  They strongly support the Carbon Fee and Dividend plan.

“Carbon Fee and Dividend, a revenue-neutral carbon tax with 100% of the net revenue returned directly to households, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions 52% below 1990 levels within 20 years while growing the economy and saving lives.”

GreenSpark Solar

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor and exhibitor GreenSpark Solar!  Previously known as SunCommon, GreenSpark will be bringing their solar-powered charging station to VegFest so you can charge all your devices up sustainably!

GreenSpark, a Certified B Corporation, helps people put solar cells on their home’s roof, and if that isn’t practical for someone, they also sell solar energy from a local solar farm at prices competitive to conventional suppliers.

They’ll also make a donation to VegFest for every customer who mentions Rochester VegFest when they apply, or who apply after signing up for more information at the festival.  So tell them we sent you!

Harold Brown

We are so happy that Harold Brown will be speaking at VegFest!

Harold Brown, appearing in the documentary Peaceable Kingdom, The Journey Home, spent half of his life in agriculture. Growing up on a beef farm in Michigan and later working in the dairy industry, Harold has been involved in the behind-the-scenes operations of food production that uses animals.

Today Harold is an activist advocating for sustainable food production, social and environmental justice, animal liberation, and peace through non-violence.

In addition to his talk, you may also find Harold at the Animal Rights Rochester tent at other times of the festival, if you’d like to stop by and talk to him.


Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment

Welcome to Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment, who will have a booth at the VegFest.  They’re based in Grand Island, NY, and we’re excited that they’re coming to provide information to people about how we can help animals that live free.  Check out their projects to see how you can help.

They’ll be bringing a gift basket to our raffle lineup – thanks!