Causes Bhakti Fest Believes InBhakti Fest is Proud to Align and Stand Behind the Following Movements and Organizations:
Local Food Bank Drive
Half of America now lives in or near poverty and 8 more million families are facing foreclosure. Join us in the effort to take care of one another by bringing your favorite canned goods to Bhakti Fest West and drop off at registration when you arrive. Bhakti Fest will donate everything collected to a local food bank after the festival. Everyone who donates will be eligible for a drawing to win 2 tickets to next year’s Bhakti Fest! Winner will be announced at Closing Ceremony.
California Right to Know
Bhakti Fest joins over one million Californians who have said: We Have the Right to Know What We Eat. Our vote is Yes on Prop 37 on this November ballot, in favor of labeling genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Who else is on board? Bhakti Fest Gold Sponors Tom Newmark of New Chapter, Dr. Bronners, author Jeffery Smith, and one million more.
Marine Wildlife Conservation Organization
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. With a mission to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans, Sea Shepherd aims to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
Greenpeace is the largest independent direct-action environmental organization in the world. Greenpeace does not take money from government or corporations, and holds strong their vision of a green and peaceful future.
Doctors without Borders
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971 and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. Oxfam works directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.
Marijuana Policy Project
MPP is leading the effort in Washington, D.C. to pass federal medical marijuana legislation, as well as to replace marijuana prohibition with a system of sensible regulation and control. MPP also works for sensible marijuana policy at the state level, and our grassroots and lobbying campaigns have changed laws and is currently lobbying for medical marijuana-related bills in state legislatures. In addition, MPP monitors and analyzes all marijuana-related bills in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.