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Please consider becoming a member of NW VEG. Your support enables us to continue the following projects:
Monthly Potlucks and Educational PresentationsEach month Northwest VEG hosts a Portland and Vancouver potluck, followed by an educational presentation or cooking demonstration. Our potlucks and events explore delicious plant-based food and enable you to meet others on the veg path. If our potlucks happen to be your only vegan meal of the month, you'll be sure to go home well fed!
Educational ProgramsNorthwest VEG offers two programs, each bi-annually:
Veg 101 is a 6-week series on vegetarianism, featuring both a lecture and a cooking class (with samples) each week. The lectures provide an excellent grounding in topics such as health, nutrition, factory farming, environmental impact, and related subjects.
Master Veg Program provides in-depth information on following a plant-based diet. It is aimed at people who want to find out how our food choices affect our health, the environment, and our relationship with animals. The program is also service-oriented, and attendees will be expected to contribute at least 16 volunteer hours to a nonprofit organization that concerns itself with one or more of the issues discussed in the course.
Community EventsVegFest - our largest event of the year - celebrates and promotes sustainable, compassionate, and healthy food choices and lifestyles. Held at the Oregon Convention Center, VegFest is a low-cost, educational, fun event that welcomes everyone. VegFest connects organizations, businesses and educators with the local public (and each other). Our 8th annual event in September 2012 was enjoyed by over 6,300 vegans, vegetarians, and veg-curious attendees.
Race for the Animals - a 5K/10K run/hike - generates awareness to a plant-based lifestyle and raises money for Northwest VEG's education and outreach campaigns. Our 3rd annual event in June 2012 had over 250 participants.