VivaBiH

The second VivaBiH Fest – say YES to veganism

This year’s VivaBiH Fest will be held on November 4th and 5th at Hotel Holiday in Sarajevo, under the slogan “Reci DA veganstvu” (Say YES to veganism).
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AT THE FESTIVAL?
Just like last year, you can expect great educational workshops and panel discussions, vegan food exhibitors and a music and entertainment program, and like last year, the entrance will be FREE.

The event “U susret ljetu” reminded us on the importance of preserving marine life

On Thursday, 01.06.2023, our event called “U susret ljetu” (eng. Looking forward to the Summer) was successfully organized at Bistru Zdravo restaurant.

Summer is approaching and we are all looking forward to warm summer days, vacations and the sea!

This summer get-together had the primary goal of reminding people of the great role of the oceans and the seas in our daily lives, and to inform them about the negative human impact on this sensitive ecosystem.

With Veganism to a healthy soil and for a healthy and safe future

VivaBiH as an organization works to raise public awareness of today’s problems, with a focus on their solutions.

In addition to the campaigns that we did on milk, honey, water and air, it was time to make a campaign for soil.

Land or soil is what is also around us and without which we cannot live, just like water and air, and the goal of this campaign was to awaken a more conscious relationship between man and the soil, because the current relationship is not sustainable at all.

Soil is a living ecosystem consisting of minerals, organic matter, air, water and living organisms. This wealth of biodiversity plays a key role in regulating, storing and filtering water.

What can we do “For blue sky”?

In September of last year, our organization launched a mini-campaign with the symbolic name “Za plavo nebo” (eng. For blue sky”).

This environmental campaign focuses on air and the importance of preserving it.

We wanted to emphasize the importance of healthy and clean air for human life, but also for the life of other species in the world.

On the other hand, we wanted to draw attention to air pollution, both the well-known and lesser-known forms of pollution.

Do you know that the primary air polluter is not transport vehicles?

What is the price we will all pay if we do nothing?

The campaign “The real life of bee Maya” uncovers not such a sweet truth of producing honey

The campaign “The real life of bee Maya” is the first campaign that we have dedicated to our hardworking bees, and we officially and symbolically launched it on May 20, which is also World Bee Day.

The goal of the campaign was to make a wider audience aware of the importance and role of bees in our world, and to introduce the process of honey production to citizens and what bitter truths are hidden behind that sweet, well-known syrup.

VEGAN SUBSTITUTES FOR HONEY

It is often forgotten that honey is meant for bees and not for humans.

Bees use honey as an energy source, because it is filled with nutrients that the bees need to be healthy.

Bees produce and store honey in huge amounts and so preparing for the upcoming winter months when there are no flowers. That is their secondary food source that ensures their survival.

In comparison, bees cannot live without honey, but humans can.

Luckily there are a lot of vegan honey substitutes available today, whether you need it for cooking, baking or as a sweetener…

Why are bees important?

Bees are extremely important pollinators for flowers, fruits and vegetables. That means they help other plants grow! They transfer pollen between the male and female parts of the plant, allowing the plants to produce seeds and fruits. (National Geographic Kids)

More than 1/3 of the food we eat relies on pollination by bees. Many fruits, nuts, and vegetables require pollination by bees and other insects in order to bear fruit, and without pollinators these crops could disappear. (Morris Arboretum)

The “SAVE THE SEA” campaign opened up another ecology perspective

Our organization did an educational campaign in March called “Let’s Save the Sea”.

The goal of the campaign was to show the citizens what the future holds for us regarding the seas and our drinking water if we continue to consume animals!

Without understanding the problem, we will not be able to protect water and its surfaces. It is, therefore, necessary to raise public awareness and tackle this global problem.

What is your water footprint?

Even though 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, 97,5% is saltwater and non-drinkable. Only 2,5% of that water is sweet water and considered drinkable. The biggest amount of that drinking water is trapped inside ice and glaciers, which means it’s not available to us and another big amount of that water is flowing under the Earth’s surface. That leaves us with only 1.2% of the water that’s available to us for daily usage. (Gleick, 1993)