Plant Forward 2023
15 September – 4 October
Our sustainable future is with plants.
Plant Forward is back to inspire people across Asia to discover the rewards of a plant-based sustainable lifestyle.
- Meet doctors and experts from Asia as they discuss the positive impacts of a plant-based diet for people, animals, and the environment
- Explore new flavours for your taste buds with chefs hosting live cooking demonstrations
- Learn how to reduce food waste and make local, sustainable lifestyle choices
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Join your country’s Plant Forward page:
Everyone around the world can join in these other online events:
Chloe Lin, Director of Sustainability for Oatly, China, and Dr Bin Chen, founder of PBIF Global Plant-Based Carbon Neutral Industry, join Plant Forward to discuss their inspirations behind local sustainability strategies in Asia.
Yanli Kang, BU Director of Hona Organics, and Chef A-Jun will delve into the world of organic, plant-based seasoning (condiments) to uncover the perfect blend of flavour and nutrition. Unmissable insights for health-conscious, Asian culinary enthusiasts!
Dr Johann Kim Manez from The Philippines, will talk about Lifestyle Medicine and how chronic conditions such as heart disease can be treated with a plant-based diet and lifestyle changes.
The Korean Food Promotion Institution and their team of top chefs will show us how to make ‘songpyeon’, traditional rice cake that is eaten during ‘Chooseok’ (Korean thanksgiving holiday).
Dr Lakshmi Sundar from India will be speaking about how to effectively treat diabetes with a whole food, plant-based diet.
Chef Nana from Japan returns this year to share with us more mouth-watering plant-based recipes using miso in this “Magic of Soy” masterclass.
EcoRanger, Dimas Teguh Prasetyo, from Indonesia celebrates the International Day of Food Loss & Waste. Learn how reducing food waste can empower local communities.
The following Plant Forward events are also taking place across Asia:
Shenzhen Plant Forward Culinary Experience & Compassionate Choices Exhibition, organised by ACTAsia and Good Food Fund.
Plant Forward potluck events in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune and Mumbai organised by SHARAN.
‘Go Gulay’ online event, organised by PAWS, featuring educational activities, competitions and giveaways.
Zero Food Waste, in support of the International Day of Food Loss and Waste, organised by Greeneration Foundation.
Plant Forward Promotional sale event of certified vegan food and household products, in collaboration with naver.com and KVCS.
Plant Forward Cultural Cooking Competition in Funafuti, organised by the Tuvalu Climate Action Network (TuCAN).
Plant Forward is organised by ACTAsia’s Compassionate Choices Network (CCN) in support of the UN Global Week of Action for Sustainable Development Goals. The CCN has 11 members across 9 Asian countries and work to drive sustainability, animal welfare and social equality in the region. We promote action through education.