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
May
31
Sun
12:00 pm Vegan Cooking Demonstration @ Metta Morphosis
Vegan Cooking Demonstration @ Metta Morphosis
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join VegMichigan and Jeri Schneider and Ashok Bhargav for a vegan cooking demonstration.
Jun
1
Mon
all-day VegMichigan’s June Downriver Lib... @ Library Display at Allen Park Community Center
VegMichigan’s June Downriver Lib... @ Library Display at Allen Park Community Center
Jun 1 all-day
Please check out our display at the Allen Park Community Center, located at 15800 White Ave., Allen Park, Mi. 48101. (313) 928-0771. Read more ›
all-day VegMichigan’s June Metro Detroit... @ Library display at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library
VegMichigan’s June Metro Detroit... @ Library display at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library
Jun 1 all-day
Please check out our library display at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library, located at 40900 Romeo Plan Rd., Clinton Township, Mi. 48038. (586) Read more ›
Jun
2
Tue
7:00 pm VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Jun 2 @ 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 ›
Jun
7
Sun
6:00 pm VegMichigan Greater Lansing Vega... @ Clerical Technical Union - MSU
VegMichigan Greater Lansing Vega... @ Clerical Technical Union - MSU
Jun 7 @ 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 ›

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