I have accomplished something, something I have only been dreaming about. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post called my new philosophy for a happy life. That was the post where I explained what I’ll be doing in 2014, but, in that post, I didn’t explain exactly why I can’t stop smiling.
The reason I’m writing today, is because I want you to help me share my dream. I want you to try to understand why I am doing it, and I want to see if it’s possible to spread the news about what I’m doing and to see if it’s possible to get the results I’m looking for in 2014.
I’ve launched a Vegetarian Festival in Norway. I launched it together with some fantastic people. More than 4000 people attended the Vegetarian Festival, at the old fortress in Halden. That was the start of something amazing.
I wanted to launch the Vegetarian Festival as a way to help people who are looking for an alternative. I’ve written about why we eat what we eat, before. It’s a difficult question to answer, and I’m not sure if there’s a single answer to the question. But, I’m still looking for the answer, and I want to help provide an alternative. It’s not easy to be a vegetarian in Norway. There are not many options for people who are not eating meat.
One of our goals was to start the Vegetarian Festival, and make it a yearly tradition, so that people, not just vegetarians, can see all the delicious alternatives. The people attending the festival can taste food that they have never tasted, and they’ll learn a lot about alternative food. The next goal was to inspire restaurants in Halden, to start making vegetarian food, and make it available in their restaurants. That’s already happening.
Now, let me tell you the reason why I can’t stop smiling.
We’ve accomplished the things that I never thought would happen. The next Vegetarian Festival will be inside the fortress in Halden at 30. August 2014, and hopefully even more people will show up than last year. Many of the restaurants in Halden have added vegetarian courses to their menus. That’s already happened, and we started the Vegetarian festival just a few months ago.
Our third goal is to make a dent in the Universe, by helping people in need. We are not charging anything for stall holders. We’re not charging anything for people attending the festival. Everything is free. I’ve already explained the reason why. But, what I haven’t explained yet, is what I thought we would have to work hard for years to accomplish.
Like I said. We are going to make a dent in the Universe, by helping people in need. The Vegetarian Festival is our tool, a method, of accomplishing the third and most important goal. We’ve joined forces with UNICEF, and we’re giving the money we earn to a project in ASIA, that helps improve nutrition security for children. Poor nutrition is killing children. Hunger is stunting hundreds of millions of children in the developing world, and more than 90 percent of them live in Africa and Asia.
This is what I’m talking about. This is the dent in the Universe.
I need your help
We’re going to help save many children. We’ve joined forces with the best in the world. So, we’re definitively going to make this happen. What I really want to do this year, is to get some internationally stall holders. Last year, amazing restaurants and chefs from Norway and Sweden attended the festival. And fantastic people from Argentina, Italy and New Zealand attended too. But they all either lived in Norway or Sweden already. What we would really love this year, is to get people to come from far away, and attend the Vegetarian Festival, either as tourists, stall holders or as teachers/speakers.
We can’t pay any money. On the other hand, we don’t charge any money either. We’re doing this as a charity, to help kids in need and to make the world a better place.
Yes, we’re making a dent in the Universe, and we need your help.
Help us find people that would like to attend our Vegetarian Festival. You can either leave a comment below, contact me, or just help share this post with your friends and followers.