Our values are what motivate us to continue our work.
According to the definition given by the Vegan Society , "Veganism is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals."
Thus, the vegan lifestyle leads to a diet without ingredients derived from animals, but also more broadly to avoid any product or service that requires the use of animals, such as experimenting on animals or using animals for entertainment.
The purpose of veganism is to put into practice the idea that humans aren't superior to other animals, and thus they have no right to exploit and treat them as property.
Vegan Life NGO advocates solidarity with every human and non-human animal that needs it. We support individuals, groups, organizations and collectives that work for the protection of those in need and we strongly believe that solidarity has -and should have- no limits when someone needs help.
Thus, we have a separate section of solidarity, at the disposal of which, part of our income goes to the practical support of solidarity projects to human and non-human animals - always guided by their compatibility with the vegan way of life.
Vegan Life NGO promotes the equality of all individuals (human and non-human) who have the ability to feel pain. We recognize the inalienable right of every individual, whether they are human or non human animal, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, age, abilities, appearance, descent, to not be perceived as property or means of other people's purposes.
That is why we do not accept, in the context of our events, the promotion of ideas that oppose the value of equality.
Vegan Life NGO innovates by introducing a separate administrative department of Ecology and Waste Management. Also, part of the lectures and workshops that take place in our events are always dedicated to the topic of environmental protection, while a significant part of our exhibitors provide ecological products. At the same time, in each of our events we seek to reduce as much as possible the disposable plastic while we have gradually banned the disposal of plastic bottles, straws, and bags from the exhibitors' counters.
We offer coolers with drinking water and we encourage people who visit our festivals to bring with them utensils and reusable bags for the overall reduction of waste. In each of our events we have established (in collaboration with other organizations) a clothes' swap bazaar, in order to promote the reuse of clothing, of which we offer the rest to people in need. Finally, the majority of the products bearing our logo are made from ecological materials.