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
Aug
23
Sat
12:00 pm Michigan Pride March Rally & Fes...
Michigan Pride March Rally & Fes...
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
VegMichigan will be tabling at the Michigan Pride March in Lansing. For more details, go to: http://www.michiganpride.org/index.php/events/march-to-the-capitol/
Aug
27
Wed
6:30 pm Cowspiracy: The Sustainability ... @ Celebration! Cinema Lansing
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability ... @ Celebration! Cinema Lansing
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing Read more ›
Sep
1
Mon
2:15 pm VegMichigan’s Mid-Michigan Libra... @ LIbrary Display at Southgate Library
VegMichigan’s Mid-Michigan Libra... @ LIbrary Display at Southgate Library
Sep 1 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Please check out our library display at Southgate Library, located at 14680 Dix-Toledo, Southgate MI 48195. Please contact Joyce Farkas at (734) Read more ›
6:30 pm VegMichigan’s Metro Detroit Libr... @ Library Display at Auburn Hills OCC Campus Library
VegMichigan’s Metro Detroit Libr... @ Library Display at Auburn Hills OCC Campus Library
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Please check out our library display located at the Auburn Hills Oakland Community College Library, 2900 Featherstone Rd., Auburn Hills, Mi. (248) Read more ›
Sep
2
Tue
7:00 pm VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
VegMichigan's Vegan 101 Cooking Class @ 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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