Welcome to Compassionate Living!

Compassionate Living is a 501c3 non-profit organization working to end farmed animal suffering and encourage a healthy vegan lifestyle to help our community thrive.  We support ethical and eco-friendly living in the Bay Area and beyond by highlighting the abundance of plant-based options that heal our bodies, our planet, and our relationship to animals.

At Compassionate Living, we want to support those that are curious about a more compassionate lifestyle and educate our community about how to maintain and thrive on a cruelty-free diet. We host vegan potlucks, knowledgeable speakers, veggie cooking demos, community events, and more. Join our North Bay Vegan Meetup to learn about our exciting upcoming events. Check out our North Bay Restaurant Guide to find vegetarian and veg-friendly restaurants in your city and be sure to “like” us on FaceBook and follow our page for updated information and events.

Outreach Team

Compassionate Living’s Outreach Team educates our community about the suffering of farmed animals and the benefits of a healthy plant-based diet through video outreach, leafleting, tabling and more. If you are interested in being on our Outreach Team, e-mail Hope.

We are a caring and compassionate community ready to create a peaceful world for all sentient beings. Won’t you join us?

eNews and Events

Please sign up for our eNews to keep up to date on our activities and events and learn how you can get involved. All are welcome, vegans, vegetarians and the veg-curious. Join us for our next event. The voiceless farmed animals need us to speak out for them and to boycott the cruel industry of animal agriculture. Please go vegan.


vf-logoOur 3rd Annual Sonoma County VegFest on August 20, 2016 at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts was a huge success! We featured inspiring speakers, delicious food, refreshing drink, dozens of local and bay area vendors, professional cooking demonstrations, lots of free samples, music, and an awesome kids corner with a full schedule of activities for families.

The VegFest featured nationally recognized speakers representing topics of interest to our health, the environment, the well-being of our community, and our treatment of farmed animals. Presenters  investigated the true economic cost of a meat-based diet, delve into the world of animal farming and the numerous environmental and ethical issues, and show how social media can be a powerful tool for speaking out for farmed animals. We are excited for SoCo VegFest 2017!

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We are thrilled to once again bring the Berkeley Vegan Earth Day to the David Brower Center for an exciting day of inspiring, life changing fun! The Berkeley Vegan Earth Day brings the vegan and environmental communities together to celebrate our paralleled vision for a sustainable future. We’ve got dozens of vendors signed up to share their delicious sustainable foods, eco-friendly products, and epic activism. Sit in on our educational and earth-friendly talks from experts, activists, and more! Hope you can join us on April 30, 2017. Find our more here.