About Us

A nonprofit organization promoting awareness of the health, environmental and ethical benefits of a plant-based diet.


What We Do

VegMichigan works to educate the public about the many benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, and provides support to vegetarians, vegans and anyone interested in a better way of living–one that is healthy, eco-friendly and humane toward all our planet’s creatures. Efforts are funded by membership and donations.

VegMichigan offers year-round opportunities for learning, socializing and making our world a better place, including:

  • Classes, lectures, cooking demonstrations and other educational programs
  • Dinner Club outings to veg-friendly restaurants
  • Monthly potlucks with speakers, videos, and vegan cuisine
  • Monthly e-newsletter of events and topical articles
  • Membership program offering restaurant and other discounts, free admission to VegFest and a subscription to the award-winning VegNews magazine
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Speakers available for local organizations
  • A community of like-minded people to support you in your journey toward a healthy, ethical, environmentally responsible, plant-based diet

Why Go Veg?

More than 12,000,000 Americans have adopted a plant-based diet for one or more of these reasons:

  1. It’s healthier.Many studies show that a meatless diet lowers our risk for heart disease, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, osteoporosis, many cancers and food-borne illnesses. Vegan diets are typically high in fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals, and low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
  2. It’s greener.The farming of animals for meat produces extensive pollution of our air, land and waters due to waste and methane gas emissions. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of environmental degradation and was cited in a recent United Nations report as contributing 18 percent of the cause of global warming–more than all transportation sources combined!
  3. It’s humane.Compassion for animals is growing, as the harsh realities of factory farming–overcrowding, filth, disease and cruelty–are increasingly exposed. People are realizing it’s not necessary to eat animals any more, and a more compassionate, nonviolent lifestyle benefits all the earth’s creatures.
Upcoming Events
Apr
21
Mon
Kickoff Party at The Lunch Room,...
Kickoff Party at The Lunch Room,...
Apr 21 @ 10:30 pm – 1:00 am
Come and celebrate Ann Arbor’s second Veg Week! Featuring vegan scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and beverages with entertainment by the Violin Monster. Read more ›
Apr
24
Thu
The Ghosts in Our Machine – Film @ Ann Arbor District Library: Downtown Library,
The Ghosts in Our Machine – Film @ Ann Arbor District Library: Downtown Library,
Apr 24 @ 11:00 pm – 1:00 am
This multi-award winning documentary by Liz Marshall illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our Read more ›
Apr
25
Fri
Our Daily Bread @ Congretional Church of Birmingham
Our Daily Bread @ Congretional Church of Birmingham
Apr 25 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
Our Daily Bread: This film offers a shocking look at how food is produced and how food production companies use technology to Read more ›
Apr
26
Sat
Training on a Vegan Diet @ A2 Fitness Professionals, Ste 130
Training on a Vegan Diet @ A2 Fitness Professionals, Ste 130
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Demond Johnson, AFAA, AFPA, IFA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and owner of A2 Fitness Professionals will present an informative and interactive session Read more ›
Apr
27
Sun
The New Food Philosopy for Health @ 1st Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, Fahs Chapel
The New Food Philosopy for Health @ 1st Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, Fahs Chapel
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Join Paul Krause, VegMichigan President and pharmacist, as he discusses making food choices for optimum health.
Apr
29
Tue
Ann Arbor Dinner @ Seva
Ann Arbor Dinner @ Seva
Apr 29 @ 11:00 pm – 12:00 am
Seva has moved to Westgate and they will set aside a private room for us (currently under construction). Join us for a Read more ›
The New Food Philosophy for Health @ Allen Park Library
The New Food Philosophy for Health @ Allen Park Library
Apr 29 @ 11:30 pm – 1:00 am
Join Paul Krause, VegMichigan President and pharmacist, as he discusses making food choices for optimum health.
Apr
30
Wed
Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., A... @ Nicola's Books,
Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., A... @ Nicola's Books,
Apr 30 @ 12:00 am
Dr. Esselstyn, who was featured in the widely acclaimed film Forks Over Knives, will discuss the results of his groundbreaking 20-year nutritional Read more ›
May
1
Thu
VegMichigan’s Metro Detroit Libr... @ Library Display at St. Clair Shores Public Library
VegMichigan’s Metro Detroit Libr... @ Library Display at St. Clair Shores Public Library
May 1 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Please check out our library display located at the St. Clair Shores Public Library at 22500 E 11 Mile Rd., St. Clair Read more ›
May
7
Wed
VegMichigan Presents Veg 101 @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
VegMichigan Presents Veg 101 @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
May 7 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am
VegMichigan Presents Veg 101 @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods | Rochester Hills | Michigan | United States
Whole Foods Cooking Class Photo 1 Please join VegMichigan for this fun and informative cooking class. Attendees will learn the nutritional aspects Read more ›

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