The VRG's Maryland Newsletter by Laura McGuiness
- HOUSING FOR INTERNS
- VEG KIDS MAKE THE NEWS! VRG MEMBERS FEATURED
- VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS
- RED EMMA'S OPENS THEIR DOORS ONCE MORE
- MARYLAND AREA EVENTS
- EAT WELL, STAY WELL
- TCBY BOARDING THE VEGAN TRAIN
- JOIN VRG IN ATLANTA, GA FOR AN ALL VEGAN DINNER
- $5,000 VRG SCHOLARSHIP WINNER CHOSEN
- JOIN VRG'S YAHOO PARENT'S GROUP
- AMAZON SMILE: PURCHASE THROUGH AMAZON AND MAKE A DONATION TO VRG
- VEGETARIAN VIDEO SCHOLARSHIP 2014: ONE $500 AWARD, TWO $250 AWARDS!
- DONATE YOUR CAR TO A GOOD CAUSE
- BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG
- VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS: TACO BELL, CASHEW BUTTER, PAPA JOHN'S, VEGAN EGG REPLACERS, AND MORE
- ABOUT VRG
1) HOUSING FOR INTERNS
The Vegetarian Resource Group periodically has out of town interns. If you
live near our office in Roland Park, and would like to offer free or inexpensive
housing, please let us know and send details to firstname.lastname@example.org We will be having
at least one eight week out of town (from Hawaii) intern this summer.
For more information about internships, see
[ http://www.vrg.org/student/index.php ]
2) VEG KIDS MAKE THE NEWS! VRG MEMBERS FEATURED
Popular magazine, Baltimore's Child, published their May 2014 edition this
month, featuring an article titled "Kids Eat the Darndest Things: Vegetarianism
is Growing Among Youth." The author of this article, Joyce Heid, goes into
detail about how a second-grader at a local elementary school is pushing for
tofu in her school cafeteria. Prompted by this child's diet, the author discusses
vegetarian and vegan diets, interviews the child's family, and discusses the
benefits of a plant-based diet. Baltimore's Child also reprinted VRG's
My Vegan Plate next to the story.
For more information or to read the entire article, visit:
3) VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS
- MARYLAND AREA OUTREACH EVENTS
- NATIONAL (OUTSIDE OF MARYLAND AREA) EVENTS:
If you would like to volunteer at any of these events, contact Nina at email@example.com.
If you would like to donate towards our veggie outreach, donate at:
Donations can also be sent to:
The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203.
Or call: (410) 366-8343.
Thank you to Matt, Mark, Chris, Nina, Taylor, and Yasmin for helping at recent
Baltimore area outreach booths in April and May.
4) RED EMMA'S OPENS THEIR DOORS ONCE MORE
Red Emma's has reopened at a nice new space at the corner of Maryland and
North Avenue in Baltimore. Take some time to enjoy their vegan mac'n'cheese,
vegan banh mi chay, curried unchick'n salad, Tofurky Melt with Daiya Cheese,
vegan desserts, and more. While you're there, buy a copy of Vegetarian Journal
and give to a friend!
For more information, visit: [ https://redemmas.org/food
5) MARYLAND AREA EVENTS
- VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN MEET-UPS IN BALTIMORE, MD
The Vegetarian Meet-up happens at Mango Grove, located at 8865 Stanford Boulevard,
in Columbia, Maryland 21045, on the first Sunday each month at 12:30 PM. The
Vegan Meet-up takes place at Mr. Chan Szechuan at 1000 Reisterstown Rd. in
Pikesville on the third Wednesday every month at 7 PM. If you are vegan or
vegetarian and would like to eat great food while socializing with others
who share your interests, attend a meet-up!
For more information about EarthSave's Vegan and Vegetarian Baltimore Meet-ups,
[ http://www.meetup.com/vegetarian-9/ ]
[ http://www.meetup.com/The-Baltimore-Vegan-Meetup-Group/ ]
- JOIN EARTHSAVE FOR A VEGAN POTLUCK
Held on the last Saturday every month at the Learning Center of Your Prescription
for Health, 10210 S. Dolfield Rd. in Owings Mills, EarthSave presents a vegan
potluck and presentation. They eat first, make announcements, vote and present
awards for their favorite dishes, and then have a presentation. This month,
on May 24th from 6-9 PM, Earthsave will feature a live presentation from Holistic
nurse psychotherapist and nutritional wellness education, Coach Cassandra
Herbert, who will speak on "Nutritional Wellness - Eating for Improved Mood,
Energy and Vibrancy."
Dinner guests may choose to either bring a dish without animal products (to
serve 8) plus a $5 donation, pay $12 to enjoy dinner and a presentation; or
pay $5 for presentation only. Let us know in advance, if possible, if you
plan to pay for dinner rather than bring a dish. RSVP by calling 410-252-3043,
or emailing Baltimore@Earthsave.org.
- SPEND YOUR TUESDAYS DISCUSSING CURRENT ISSUES IN WHOLE-FOOD PLANT-BASED NUTRITION
Held at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of every month at varying locations,
The Baltimore Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition Meet-Up meets to discuss some
of the current topics and issues in whole-food plant-based nutrition.
Meet-up fee is $5.00 per person.
For more information, visit:
[ http://www.meetup.com/Baltimore-Whole-Food-Plant-Based-Nutrition/ ]
- KID-FRIENDLY BREAKFAST & BRUNCH
Taking place on Sunday, May 18th from 10 AM to 1 PM in Fairfax Station, VA,
is a kid-friendly class that teaches children and parents alike how to start
their day the healthy way. Past classes have included some of the following:
eggless benedict, eggless omelet (featured in The Vegg cookbook), french toast,
whole grain waffles & pancakes, quiche, crepes, hash brown casserole, polenta
fries, overnight oatmeal, homemade granola, sticky buns, muffins, scones,
smoothies, as well as a variety of organic cereals and dairy-free milks.
No meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, or honey. $55/person; $100/two people;
$50/VSDC, VRG, or COK members. Demonstration classes include recipes, organic
food samples, manufacturers' samples coupons. Gift certificates are available
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-643-2713 for space availability. Make
checks payable to Mimi Clark and mail to
9302 Hallston Ct.
Fairfax Station, VA 22039.
Sorry, no phone or e-mail reservations and no walk-ins. Seventy-two
hour cancellation policy for refund or credit. Class subject to cancellation
if minimum enrollment is not met.
Check website for monthly class updates: [ http://www.veggourmet.wordpress.com ]
6) EAT WELL, STAY WELL
Take charge of your health, add years to your life--and life to your years!
Heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, auto-immune diseases, and other
chronic conditions are afflicting gradually more Americans each year. Pills
and surgeries may treat the symptoms but do not offer a cure and can be extremely
expensive. Most of the conditions which are being prescribed medicines can
be prevented and in some cases reversed by adopting a whole-food plant-based diet.
Come join us for a fun and informative day-long event to hear the latest
scientific and medical findings and to learn how to make the transition
to a delicious, healthy, and rewarding new lifestyle! Event will feature
two very popular internationally recognized speakers – Dr. Michael
Greger, and Chef A J, as well as several good local presenters.
Certified plant based diet and health coach Sharon McRae will host the
event on Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10 AM to 5 PM.:
Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row
$99 per person thru March 31, 2014, with price
increases to follow. See full details at:
[ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-well-stay-well-one-day-immersion-tickets-10808016067 ]
7) TCBY BOARDING THE VEGAN TRAIN
TCBY debuted their very popular Silk Vanilla Almondmilk Fro-Yo last August.
Upon the extremely positive reviews from the public, they decided to introduce
a new flavor in April. Instead of almond milk, TCBY's newest dairy-free creation
is made with Silk Coconutmilk and is now sporting a more tropical flavor for
the upcoming Summer months. Call your TCBY today and try the new flavor!
For more information, visit:
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/04/28/tcbys-newest-vegan-flavor-is-coconutmilk/ ]
8) JOIN VRG IN ATLANTA, GA FOR AN ALL VEGAN DINNER
The dinner will be catered by Soul Vegetarian Restaurant. They will be serving:
crisp vegetable tray, garden salad and prince dressing (house dressing made
with soy milk), dinner rolls, cornbread, tender greens, sweet potatoes, herb-baked
potatoes, green beens, souther style baked BBQ tofu, smothered steak with
gravy and onions, cheesy-spinach-tofu lasagna, Mediterranean cauliflower with
couscous, apple or vanilla cake, and lemonade.
The dinner will be taking place at Morehouse School of Medicine, GA and the
payment will be $25 before September 1, 2014 and $30 anytime after that date
if seats are still available.
For more information, look at:
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/04/02/vegan-dinner-in-atlanta-georgia-sunday-october-19-2014/ ]
9) $5,000 VRG SCHOLARSHIP WINNER CHOSEN
Hunter Gabel, from California, won a $5,000 2014 VRG college scholarship.
The catalyst for many vegetarian promotions in his community and school, Hunter
hopes to eventually attend Medical School where he can "explore [his"); ?> interests
in human health, nutrition, and environmental health."
To learn more about Hunter's story and look into the VRG scholarship, visit:
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/04/25/hunter-gabel-is-5000-vegetarian-resource-group-2014-scholarship-winner/ ]
The next deadline for $20,000 in college scholarships for high school seniors
is February 20, 2105. To support additional scholarships and internships, donate at
[ https://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?CID=1565 ]
10) JOIN VRG'S YAHOO PARENT'S GROUP
Are you or someone you know raising a vegetarian or vegan child? If so, you
may want to join a network of parents interested in exchanging ideas on various
vegetarian/vegan topics including: finding a vegan summer camp, vegan dining
options at Disney World, what can I pack in my child's lunchbox, how have
you and your child dealt with the dissection issue in school, can you recommend
a veggie-friendly pediatrician or dietitian, is there a veggie children's
group in my area, etc.
For more information on this online Yahoo Group see:
[ https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/vrgparents/info ]
11) AMAZON SMILE: PURCHASE THROUGH AMAZON AND MAKE A DONATION TO VRG
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases
to Vegetarian Resource Group whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same
Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at
12) VEGETARIAN VIDEO SCHOLARSHIP 2014: ONE $500 AWARD, TWO $250 AWARDS!
In a further effort to help young people think creatively about vegetarian
and/or vegan advocacy, The Vegetarian Resource Group is pleased to be offering
the Vegetarian Video Scholarship Contest again in 2014! We will be offering
one $500 award and two $250 awards. The deadline for this scholarship is July
Applicants should create and submit a video relating what they want to tell
others about vegetarianism and/or veganism.
Some possible topics include: food, nutrition, your feelings about veganism
and/or vegetarianism, water usage and vegetarianism, vegetarianism and animal
rights, or other vegetarian topics which appeal to you. Humor and feelings
are appreciated. All videos should be positive, not be critical of anyone,
and not include any footage of animal cruelty. You may submit a video you
have already made.
Click here to find out more about scholarship rules and how to apply.
[ http://www.vrg.org/videoscholarship.php ]
Not sure where to start? Check out past winner, Noam Lautman's, "NO MORE
MEAT" below or browse other past winners' videos.
[ http://www.vrg.org/veg_videos.php ]
13) DONATE YOUR CAR TO A GOOD CAUSE
A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into
a tax deductible donation benefiting The Vegetarian Resource Group. You can
donate online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation.
Start now by clicking on "Donate Now" below. If you are not ready to donate,
find out about donating your vehicle by browsing all the valuable information
and links on our site at:
[ http://www.v-dac.com/org/?id=52127903 ]
14) BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG
The Vegetarian Resource Group greatly appreciates the support given by our
monthly donors. You can join our monthly giving group with a minimum gift
of just $10 a month by going to www.vrg.org/donate. You will be part of a
network of givers who support our outreach efforts on an ongoing basis. These
donations allow us to continue vegan education in a wide variety of venues
including schools, doctor and dietitian offices, libraries, various professional
conferences, animal rights events, health fairs, environmental festivals,
and much more. Thank you for your support!
16) ABOUT VRG
Our health professionals, activists, and educators work with businesses and
individuals to bring about healthful changes in your school, workplace, and
community. Registered dietitians and physicians aid in the development of
nutrition-related publications and answer member and media questions about
vegetarian diets. The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization.
Financial support comes primarily from memberships, donations, bequests, and
book sales. The Vegetarian Journal, a print magazine, is a benefit of membership
in The VRG. (For more information, please see the Vegetarian Journal online
[ http://www.vrg.org/journal/ ]
To sign up for the The Vegetarian Resource Group national email newsletter,
[ http://www.vrg.org/vrgnews/. ]
We are also on Facebook and Twitter!!
[ http://www.facebook.com/thevegetarianresourcegroup/ ]
[ http://www.twitter.com/VegResourceGrp/ ]
If you would like to make a donation, become a member, volunteer, or find
out more about The VRG, contact us at:
The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Phone: (410) 366-8343
Fax: (410) 366-8804
Website: [ http://www.vrg.org/ ]
[ http://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?Action=GC&CID=1565/ ]
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