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As part of the city’s A2Zero carbon-neutrality mission, the city is now putting big money behind a new campaign to promote plant-based eating.
City Council voted to OK a $135,000 contract with nonprofit VegMichigan to engage and educate the community to advance more sustainable and plant-forward diets.
VegFest is presented by VegMichigan, an organization that promotes a plant-based lifestyle. It runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. The event draws thousands of people and offers cooking demonstrations, food samples (including comfort foods and sweets) and educational materials.
VegMichigan shares activities that will take place during World Vegan Month, including tailgate parties at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, where fans can enjoy Beyond Burgers and other vegan versions of tailgate favorites.
“Who better than our fellow activists to show us what’s possible and encourage us to take action? In this blog post, we share 18 snapshots of vegan activism by our own VegFund grantees.”
*Check out #8 for the VegMichigan highlight
“If you passed by downtown Farmington’s Riley Park on Sunday and spotted white tents, food trucks, and entertainers, you may have done a double-take and thought, ‘Wait … wasn’t the farmers’ market yesterday?'”
“Healthcare professionals, local plant-based vendors, professional athletes, and even a movie star showed up in Novi Sunday to promote plant-based diets at VegMichigan’s 20th annual VegFest.”
VegMichigan is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our federal tax ID number is 38-3602198.