December 10, 2011 12p-1:30ish
Location-Indy Hostel, 4903 Winthrop Av, Indianapolis
December’s theme? You guessed it, the best holiday dish re-creation! This is where you get to show everyone how you veg*nized holiday favorites and share ideas for the holidays. The favorite re-creation wins a prize! Don’t worry, you don’t have to re-create a holiday favorite to come, just bring your favorite veg*n dish, a place setting, and the recipe for a great time.
Forks Over Knives-Indy Premier
Free, RSVPs encouraged
November 18, 2011, 7p
Location-Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis- 615 W 43 Street, Indianapolis
IVS is teaming up with Veg Meet Up Group to share the film Forks over Knives. We’ll also have some healthful snacks & refreshments. The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.
Please RSVP on our Facebook page or send an email to email@example.com
The Indianapolis Vegetarian Society is thrilled to announce details on our 11th annual fundraising event, Indy Veg Fest! The first of its kind in Indianapolis, Indy VegFest brings you restaurants, music, raffles, and the opportunity to make new friends. We have invited local restaurants to serve samplings of dishes they offer in their restaurants and local chefs will demonstrate how to cook delicious veg dishes!
Not a vegetarian? No problem! Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge of healthy and ethical foods or you’re a “seasoned” vegetarian looking to spice up or add variety to your meals, this is the event for you. With live music, prizes to win, and like-minded people, we’re positive you’ll have a fantastic time.
When- Saturday, Sept. 17th, 2011, 11:30am-2:00pm
Where- Harrison Center for the Arts, 1505 N Delaware, Indianapolis (sun-outside, rain-inside)
Price- $12 advanced purchase, $15 at the door
Print and post our Indy Veg Fest Flyer !!
You’re at a family gathering and can’t seem to explain why you can’t eat the green beans with ham in them.
You’re at a work conference in the middle of nowhere and are forced to live on iceberg lettuce and coffee for days.
You spend an entire first date being exhaustively interrogated about your reasons for veg*nism.
Almost all of us have had moments such as these.
Submit your entries for worst veg*n moment in the comments. We will announce our favorite on twitter and facebook.
If you were looking for a reason to pat yourself on the back for going veg, good news:
The Harvard Business Review recently covered a study regarding the choices people make about food and the relative impact these choices have on carbon emissions. The study found that cultivating and processing food is much more energy intensive than transporting it, despite the staggering distances which food tends to go before it reaches your plate. The greenhouse gasses produced by the farming of animals for red meat was found to be particularly detrimental. The author concludes that skipping just one day of meat a week in favor of another food source will cut as much carbon emissions as you would reduce by buying local foods 7 days a week. So if you are a conservationist or just a friend of the Earth, be proud to go veg!
What do you think?
The original study can be found here and the HBR article discussing it can be found here