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Northwest VEG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Portland, OR that works to educate and encourage people to make vegan choices for a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world.
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Join us at Master VEG this April!

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February 27, 2014

Peter Spendelow, President of Northwest VEG, (pictured right) has a Doctorate in Zoology from the University of Washington. Peter has worked as a recycling/solid waste specialist for the Department of Environmental Quality for nearly 28 years and has presented more than 60 talks in the Portland area on the environmental impacts of the foods that we choose to eat. See Peter at our Master VEG Program as he presents "Food Choices and the Environment" as well as a fascinating talk on "Animal Consciousness." Click here to read more about Peter and our other amazing MVP speakers.

The next session of the Master VEG Program, beginning Tuesday, April 29, 2014, will be held at LifeQual Center located in Beaverton just off of highway 26. Registration is open for this action-packed eight-week program that will provide you with in-depth information on a healthy, environmentally-sustainable plant-based diet. Presentations will cover plant-based nutrition, the link between diet and chronic disease prevention, the environmental impacts of the foods we grow and eat, the lives of farm animals, animal rights/welfare philosophies as well as arm you with the tools you need to answer the tough questions about plant-based diets.

A key component of the program is the service-oriented project, where attendees are expected to contribute at least 16 volunteer hours to Northwest VEG or another nonprofit organization that concerns itself with one or more of the issues discussed during the course. See for details and to register.

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