On April 26th, we had our inaugural CIFAE fest at the fabulous Curia on the Drag in Gainesville. We had a wonderful setup in the backyard on a sunny day, and were excited to meet and reconnect with community members.

At 1 PM, we started off with a yoga session taught by our very own Nico Tuckfield, which despite the heat, was a relaxing time for all.


From 2 PM to 6 PM, we hosted an eco-fair with a variety of environmental organizations, including:



Thank you to all the participants--it was an informative and engaging event for all! Highlights include the adorable rabbits brought the the Gainesville Rabbit Rescue and deliciously free vegan samples from Solutionary Events! Of course, CIFAE also had a table spotlighting our work, the facts about palm oil, and our great new merchandise. Thanks everyone who stopped by!

We also spotlighted some Gainesville musical talent. James Phillips, a UF student, played a mix of classic hits and his own songs on guitar. Later, the rising band Whale Feral played their unique, electrifying music--all while rocking CIFAE shirts. We appreciate their support and amazing talent!

The night ended with a documentary screening of Elephants Can't Jump, an open bar tab, and the conclusion of our raffle (congrats to the winners!). Thanks to everyone who came and see you at next year's CIFAE fest!