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:
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.