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Bio/Veg Committee

Vegetarian/Biodiversity Committee DVD Potluck Series


Margie Campaigne and Denise Speicher are pleased to announce the first 3 in what will be an ongoing series of DVD vegetarian potlucks. Our first selection will be "Forks Over Knives" - the recent and popular documentary. From FoodsForYourSoul.com: "The film suggests that Americans are simply eating themselves to death with their unhealthy, (and unsustainable–my word) food choices like fast food, junk food, and excessive amounts of meat. The movie does a good job showing us this fact and explains some of the why behind it, citing research from the China Study and studies done by Caldwell Esselstyn, Colin Campbell, and John McDougall. It also introduces us to the idea that what we eat has more than just health implications, but also environmental ones."

The second DVD is titled "Earth Talk" - with Howard Lyman, a.k.a The Mad Cowboy. "In late 2002, Lyman teamed up with the 3 Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) to produce a video series on topics and issues related to our environment and the Earth. Eight of these segments have been selected for this inspiring, thought-provoking, and fact-filled DVD: "Garden of Eden, Spongiform, Politics, Transportation, Urban Waste, Birds, Recycling, and Biodiversity."

Third in the series will be "Stopping Cancer Before It Starts" with Doctor-Chef Michael Greger, M.D. "In this dynamic and engaging presentation, Dr. Michael Greger reveals the top dozen whole plant superfoods that may block and even reverse the four steps of tumor formation and then demonstrates how to prepare quick, tasty, nutritious recipes so you can enjoy the benefits."

See the calendar* for dates and times. The vegetarian potlucks will be held in Margie's home, and an RSVP to 288-2224 is required, as there is room for only 6-8 guests.

*Note - first date is Sunday, 9/9, 5:30 pm, 2nd date is Sunday October 21st, 3rd date is Sunday November 11th

Do you know what’s REALLY on your plate??

It could be things you never imagined – global warming, resource depletion, water pollution and land degradation.

Consider this:     

The average American diet, containing 28% animal products (meat, dairy and eggs), causes the emission of 1.5 tons of CO2 per person, per year.
Producing a loaf of bread uses 550 liters of water
Producing 8 ozs. of beef uses 25,000 liters of water
One large dairy farm alone can produce 345,000 pounds of manure per day, more than 4 times the amount of waste produced by a city the size of Syracuse.

 There are many advantages of a plant-based diet!   

By going veg you can help the planet, help the animals and improve your health, all at the same time.   Make a positive difference! 

Help us spread the “Go Veg” message:  contact Martha Sullivan at scooteranne@rochester.rr.com or by calling (585) 234-1056.   

 

 

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Upcoming events:  

  • Sierra RRG Vegetarian/Biodiversity Committee DVD Potluck Series
    • Ongoing series of DVD vegetarian potlucks. First date Sunday, 9/9, 5:30 pm "Forks Over Knives" at Margie Campaigne’s home. MUST RSVP to 585 288-2224 to reserve limited seating, get address.  FoodsForYourSoul.com: "The film suggests that Americans are simply eating themselves to death with their unhealthy, (and unsustainable–my word) food choices like fast food, junk food, and excessive amounts of meat…. It also introduces us to the idea that what we eat has more than just health implications, but also environmental ones."