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
Feb
1
Sun
all-day VegMichigan’s February Downriver... @ Library Display at Bacon Memorial Library
VegMichigan’s February Downriver... @ Library Display at Bacon Memorial Library
Feb 1 all-day
Please check out our library display at the Bacon Memorial Library, located at 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte, Mi. 48192. (734) 246-8357. Contact: Jaclyn Read more ›
all-day VegMichigan’s February Metro Det... @ Library display at Caroline Kennedy Library
VegMichigan’s February Metro Det... @ Library display at Caroline Kennedy Library
Feb 1 all-day
Please check out our library display at the Caroline Kennedy Library, located at 24590 George St., Dearborn Heights, Mi. 48127. (313) 791-3806. Read more ›
Feb
3
Tue
7:00 pm VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Feb 3 @ 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 ›
Feb
8
Sun
6:00 pm VegMichigan Greater Lansing Vega... @ Clerical Technical Union - MSU
VegMichigan Greater Lansing Vega... @ Clerical Technical Union - MSU
Feb 8 @ 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 ›
Mar
1
Sun
all-day VegMichigan’s March Downriver Li... @ Librar display at the Trenton Veteran's Memorial Library
VegMichigan’s March Downriver Li... @ Librar display at the Trenton Veteran's Memorial Library
Mar 1 all-day
Please check out our library display at the Trenton Veterans Memorial Library, located at 2790 Westfield, Trenton, Mi. 48183. (734) 676-9777. Contact: Read more ›

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