10/14/11 Green Vegan ZeGeVege Festival of Sustainable Living

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Animal Friends organizes a unique, educational and interesting program and invites to the fourth ZeGeVege Festival!

- Special guest Heather Mills; joined by Croatian celebrities Fani Stipkovic, Luka Nizetic, Lea Dekleva, Petra Nizetic, Renata Sopek, etc.

Along with the tenth anniversary, Animal Friends this year organizes even more diverse ZeGeVege Festival of Sustainable Living. Citizens in Croatia have recognized the value of ZeGeVege Festival, which wants to present numerous ways of using the essential natural resources without destroying the environment, endangering animals and the well-being of other people. What makes ZeGeVege Festival unique is that all products which are axhibited and sold do not contain any animal based ingredients and are not tested on animals.

Heather Mills, a famous UN Goodwill Ambassador and long-time animal rights activist Heather Mills will address the visitors of the ZeGeVege Festival on Friday, October 14, at 4 P.M., when the Festival will also be visited by Luka Nizetic, Fani Stipkovic, Lea Dekleva, Dalibor Petko and Petra Nizetic. On Saturday, October 15, at 10 A.M., Renata Sopek, the face of the current Animal Friends campaign - Green Monday, will also visit the events at the ZeGeVege Festival.

The ZeGeVege Festival is held under the auspices of the City of Zagreb and the mayor of Zagreb, Milan Bandic, will visit it on the first day at 12 noon, while the Office of the President of Croatia Ivo Josipovic has given support to the festival.

The carrot mascot of the ZeGeVege Festival will hand out brochures and invite citizens to consummate fruit and vegetables. Visitors will also have the opportunity to ride the Smoothie Cycle, a bicycle with a blender for fruit and vegetables, and make their own smoothie.

The ZeGeVege restaurant will offer promotional dishes like kebabs, herburgers, stew and dishes made of wild plants by the famous "Forest Chef" Anton Rudan. Restaurant visitors participate in the raffle and have the chance to win more than a hundred attractive and valuable prizes from the exhibitors at the ZeGeVege Festival, like a night at a bed-and-breakfast which has the V-label, healthy vegan products, cosmetic products that are not tested on animals, massagers, herbs, anatomic pillows, laundry balls, etc.

In addition to a dance and musical program on the stage, a kids' corner will be set up, where biodegradable balloons will be decorated. Workshops, free make-up, hair and massages with products which are not tested on animals will be available. There will be many tastings of various plant based foods, like hot dogs and eco-vegetables, citizens will see many ecological innovations and take advantage of promotional sales and discounts.

In addition to a diverse stage program, ZeGeVege Festival offers the video corner, where people will be able to see a new film "Making the Connection" about the sustainable lifestyle. A recycling yard will be set up to remind the citizens of the importance of separating their waste and care for environment and the animals. Eco-light bulbs will light all stalls, while the restaurant will be lighted by LED lights. Electrical car from the E-mobility initiative will be presented, with the possibility of signing up for a test drive, along with two electrical bicycles and many other interesting things will be presented.

The program and more information on the ZeGeVege Festival can be found at www.zegevege.com.

Heather Mills will visit ZeGeVege Festival at 4 P.M., and at 5.30 P.M. she will cook for members of the media and visitors at the Mercator Centre at Ulica grada Vukovara 269 B.

Exhibitors at the 4th ZeGeVege festival are: Dvostruka duga, Tim k naravi, Sapunoteka, Utociste TarraLand, International Gabriele Foundation, Glas zivotinja, Roda, Shelter for abandoned animals of the City of Zagreb, Volunteer's Center Zagreb, Lush, Melvita, Repro Eko, Zmajevna, Labud, Obrt za eko igracke Adamovic, Bio-zrno, bio&bio, OPG Radanec, OPG Vladimir Sinko, OPG Oreskovic, Annapurna, OPG Violeta Lovrec, OPG Vlado Posel, Eko proizvod, Quarnero, OPG Tomislav Janusic, OPG Fucek/Bioherba, Omegol, Ekozona/Tofu Shop, Vegetariana, Eko OPG Hujic, Redwood, Ulola, Prasadam, Advent, Zlata Nanic, Borka Plavsic, Biodar, Ami cat and dog food, Tomar, Sindikat biciklista, OPG Mirjana Strancaric, OPG Marija Mudric, OPG Ira Branilovic, OPG Marijo Lasan, OPG Nada Stoicev, OPG Ivan Stoicev Nankov, OPG Marijan Mavracic, Encian, Vegetarijana Sombor, Zelena prica, Pobjede, Mooncup, and Nutrivita.

Performers at the 4th ZeGeVege Festival are: Istvan Varga and Gabrijela Pilic, Jelena Diklic, Nefertiti - Hula Skupina Leilani, Plesni klub Scorpio, Tequila Mosquitos, Zuzana, Ting! Tribe, RadheSyam plesni studio, Natasha Moskaljov, Elma, ETNO ZBOR Cipkice, dance group Irish Maiden, IFEEL, Luka Medic Trio and guests, Dz81, Zykopps, children's ZBOROVI Kikici and Genijalci, 'Happy hoop' workshop, Eva Pozar Kardum, Senzala, Pop Rock Academy, POU Zagreb and The Drum Takes Everything Better - humanitarian project by BIO-vizija.

Graphic design was sposored by Zale, and sponsors of the raffle are: Pansion Cherry Blossom, VerVita, Dvostruka duga, Sapunoteka, Melvita, Labud, bio&bio, OPG Radanec, OPG Oreskovic, Quarnero, Omegol, Ekozona/Tofu Shop, Vegetariana, Ulola, Eko OPG Hujic, Zlata Nanic, Borka Plavsic, OPG Mirjana Stancaric, OPG Marija Mudric, OPG Ira Branilovic and Saponia.

Free hair and make-up were made possible by Rituals, Dr. Hauschka and Paul Mitchell, and the official restaurant of the ZeGeVege Festival is organized by Vegehop.

Sponsors of the ZeGeVege Festival are: Alpro, Arto, bio&bio, Encian, Iskon, Kerschoffset, Vegehop, Libertis, Meridian, Philips, Vectordesign, Vegehop, Nova glazbala and Zelena Prica.
Media sponsors of the ZeGeVege Festival are Radio fit fm, Z1 television, Zdrava televizija, net.hr, Port.hr, Medikus.hr, Zagrebancija, zena.hr, idemvan.hr, Biosvijest, Radio 101, Kreni zdravo, supraZdravlje, Jutarnji list, and Zdrava Krava has become a friend of this year's festival.

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