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
7
Tue
7:00 pm VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Attendees will learn the nutritional aspects of a plant-based diet and taste samples of the prepared food. These classes are for anyone Read more ›
Apr
9
Thu
10:00 am 2015 WCC Earthday Celebration @ Washtenaw Community College
2015 WCC Earthday Celebration @ Washtenaw Community College
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The WCC Earth Day Celebration is an educational event intended to provide an opportunity to learn about and freely discuss ways in Read more ›
Apr
11
Sat
7:00 pm VegMichigan Dines Out @ P.F. Chang Restaurant
VegMichigan Dines Out @ P.F. Chang Restaurant
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Do you enjoy dining in the company of fellow vegans?  Are you curious about plant-based cuisine?  If so, then join us for Read more ›
Apr
12
Sun
6:00 pm VegMichigan Greater Lansing Vega... @ Clerical Technical Union - MSU
VegMichigan Greater Lansing Vega... @ Clerical Technical Union - MSU
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come and enjoy this vegan potluck at the Clerical Technical Union (Conference Room) located at the Northeast corner of Hagadorn and Lake Lansing Roads.  We Read more ›
Apr
19
Sun
10:30 am VegMichigan VegFest 2015 @ Suburban Collection Showplace
VegMichigan VegFest 2015 @ Suburban Collection Showplace
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
You’ll not want to miss this year’s VegFest!  Our vegan taste fest and expo promotes a vegan, earth-friendly lifestyle by offering vegan food Read more ›

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