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About Earthsave Canada

EARTHSAVE CANADA is a Vancouver-based registered charity since 1992 (founded in 1989). We advocate the move towards a more whole food, plant-based diet for environmental sustainability, better health, and compassion toward animals. We also believe communities are stronger when they set a table that people from all cultures and beliefs can enjoy. Plant-based is the most equitable menu there is! Almost as important as the word 'plant' is the word 'based'. We feel that the base of our diet should come from plants, but do not require people to be strict in their diet to make a difference - making 'plant-based' a label we can all get behind.

This year, thanks to the support and involvement of our members and incredible volunteers; Earthsave has been able to carry out our mission to educate and advocate more than ever before. With most Canadians getting their nutritional information from industry-influenced media, our mission has never been more important. 

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Our Mission

Earthsave Canada is a registered Canadian non-profit, educational organization promoting awareness of the environmental, ethical and health consequences of our food choices. We advocate the move towards a more whole foods, plant-based diet for environmental sustainability, better health, and compassion toward all animals.

Our Vision

We all want to make a difference. For many it can be overwhelming to consider all the options available, and the many streams of information coming at us every day. Here at Earthsave Canada we feel that moving towards a plant-based diet is the single most effective thing that you, as an individual, can do to make the world a healthier, greener, and kinder place. With one simple change to our lifestyle we can have an incredible impact on the world around us. Many begin on the plant-based path inspired by a single reason, only to find themselves committed to a lifelong change by considering all the many reasons. We want to support people, young and old, in their efforts to make the transition to a better way of life

We are making changes and growing every year. We hope you will want to be part of it and help us make a difference. We invite you to browse through our site to learn more about what we do, and consider becoming a member today. JOIN US.

Our History

Earthsave Canada began in Vancouver BC in 1989, and was legally incorporated as a non-profit society in British Columbia on March 1, 1992. Since then we have grown along with our members, but remain an independent and economically sound volunteer-run organization.

Earthsave initiatives:

Educational Brochures and Presentations:  
We provide information and support by creating, printing and distributing well researched and easy to read brochures. 'The Power of a Plant-based Diet' is our latest publication, while 'How to get your Protein & Calcium from a Plant-based Diet' provide compelling answers to popular questions. We are currently working on creating the Healthy People Happy Planet Food Guide - a Canadian-made plant-based food guide and presentation to take into schools and communities. Sponsor a print run for your group today. 

Meatless Monday Canada is a local chapter of a global initiative interested in helping Canadians make one day a week meat-free. Thanks to our collected efforts the City of Vancouver proclaimed Monday June 10th, 2013 as the City’s first official Meatless Monday. Vancouver is the first Canadian city to do so. Not ready to go completely meatless yet? Want to get your workplace or school involved? Pledge to go meatless 1 day a week! We will support you with menu ideas, posters and more.

The Metro Vancouver Veg Directory 

With over 300 listings it is the most up-to-date directory of veg*n restaurants and retailers in Vancouver. Available in print, searchable online database and as free mobile apps for iPhone and Android. Earthsave Member Discount Program (MDP): Members get a10% discount at many business to encourage driving change with our dollars.

Events & Plant-powered Speaker Series: Vegetarian Food Fair, Plant-powered Speakers Series and other Community Events: For 13 years Taste of Health was Western Canada’s largest vegetarian food festival . We also organize various fundraising galas, member potlucks and information tables throughout the year, as well as our very popular Plant-powered Speaker Series including experts such as Neal Barnard of the PCRM and Dr. Michael Greger of


We regularly publish articles on diet and how it relates to sustainability and better health, and have been reprinted in various publications as well as interviewed by local and national media, the BBC and others. Sharing information, supporting local businesses, contacting the media and government with informed feedback on current issues, connecting and building healthy communities - all part of what we do to make a difference in a world of indifference.

Who is Earthsave? You are!

Earthsave Canada is run by a very active volunteer board and one paid part-time employee (our office manager). We are member driven with the help of some pretty amazing volunteers. Join us!



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Did you know?

Did you know that Earthsave Canada is NOT a vegan organization? We promote a shift towards a more whole food, plant-based diet. Plant-based diets are those where the majority of calories and nutrition come from plant rather than animal sources. 

Vegan diets are 100% plant sourced, but also exclude the use of leather or any other animal products 

Vegetarian diets may include dairy and eggs. 

Most of our members, including the Board, are either vegan or vegetarian but many are not.  Everyone is welcome.  What we all share is that we strive towards a more plant-based diet for better health, environmental sustainability and compassion towards other animals. 

EARTHSAVE CANADA ~ Save the earth one bite at a time

Earthsave Canada is a Vancouver-based charity, helping people choose foods that benefit our health, the environment, and the lives of animals.

MAILING ADDRESS: Earthsave Canada PO Box 2213 STN Terminal Vancouver, BC V6B 3W2 | | 604-731-5885 

Charitable # 12995 4707 RR0001

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