SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2024 | 11 AM – 6 PM

Elm Street Urban Park | 4600 Elm Street | Chevy Chase, MD



Lisa Decrescente 

(11:00 – 11:15)

As a former restauranteur and executive chef Lisa haså worked with numerous restaurants on the inclusion of vegan options, “veganizing” hundreds of recipes for her clients. With over 30 years of event production experience, Lisa is looking forward to bringing the Planet Series Events to the DMV in 2024.


Dr. Sailesh Rao

(11:15 – 11:45)

Dr. Sailåesh Rao is the Founder and Executive Director of Climate Healers, a non-profit dedicated towards healing the Earth’s climate. He is an environmentalist by occupation and a systems engineer of Medicine and Health Sciences by profession. Sailesh is a Human, Earth and Animal Liberation (HEAL) activist, husband, dad and since 2010, a star-struck grandfather.


Eric Energy’s Interactive Science Spectacular

Join Eric on the main stage from 12:00-12:45 where he will conduct dynamic science experiments like bubbling potions, windstreams and clouds on the ground. Using willing volunteers throughout the show, experience the energy – and take home an experiment.


Jane DeMarines

(12:45 – 1:00)

20-year vegetarian, and award winning executive, fundraiser, advocate, builder of partnerships and memberships, Jane M. DeMarines is dedicated to advancing causes related to environmental conservation and green community development.

Eric Circle

Eric C Lindstrom

(1:00 – 1:15) 
Lindstrom is the author of The Skeptical Vegan and Raising Vegan Kids. When he isn’t writing books, raising vegan kids, or posting vegan food pics on social media, Lindstrom is the Executive Director of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), the nation’s first animal rights organization dedicated to ending the use of animals for food.

Roxanne Becker, MD

(1:30 – 2:00)

Roxanne Becker, MD, dipACLM, is a medical doctor from South Africa. Her mission in life is to reduce the unnecessary suffering caused by preventable diseases of lifestyle and to improve people’s quality of life through promoting a plant-based diet.


Jonah Goldman

(2:30 – 3:00)

Jonah Goldman is the Co-Founder and Director of Marketing at PLNT Burger. He is a marketing specialist, social entrepreneur, and environmental activist with a background in the natural food industry, regenerative agriculture, compostable packaging and fighting food waste.


The 2024 Planet Event Tour presents the Comedy Kitchen stylings of Sisters Serving You (SSU) featuring Chef Ashanta and Cikethia, aka Cee, as they demonstrate how easy and fun plant-based cooking can be from 3:00 until 3:30 on the main stage.


Congressman Jamie Raskin

(3:30 – 4:00)

Congressman Jamie Raskin proudly represents Maryland’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The district includes Montgomery (home to Chevy Chase/Bethesda), Carroll, and Frederick Counties. Raskin was sworn into his third Term at the start of the 117th Congress on January 3, 2021. Raskin is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Raskin continues to support a plant-based diet, which he has referred to as “aligning my morals with my menu,” and encourages everyone to make kinder, greener, and healthier food choices for the planet and the animals.



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