ithaca vegans

If you’re not vegan yet, I bet this movie will convince you

Or maybe not, who knows! But this movie does seem to be very convincing to a lot of people. See if it works for you, maybe!

Community screening SATURDAY in Ithaca:

DOVE (Demonstrating Our Values Through Eating) & Club Veg Film Series
FORKS OVER KNIVES: Join the Conversation That’s Changing the Way America Eats

Saturday, April 13th, 7 – 9 PM

At the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca ANNEX Building, 208 East Buffalo Street, 2nd floor, Ithaca

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 our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

“A film that can save your life” ~ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“I Loved it and I need all of you to see it” ~ Dr. Oz, The Dr. Oz Show

“Great movie” ~ Mark Bittman, New York Times columnist

“Convincing, radical, and politically volatile” ~ John Anderson, Variety

Who: Open to the public, childcare available
Cost: FREE (optional desserts and popcorn available for sale)
Reservations: Reservations for childcare REQUIRED by Wednesday April 10th.
Reservations for attending helpful for setup purposes. Reserve by emailing clubveg@gmail.com. For more information call 272-1126 before 10 PM
Make sure to include your name, number in your party, if you want to reserve childcare (and how many children and what ages).

DOVE & Club Veg planning meeting precedes the movie starting at 5:30. If you would like to get involved with DOVE (Demonstrating Our Values through Eating) an Action Team of the Unitarian Social Justice Council OR Club Veg as a volunteer, come to a meeting for volunteers. Delicious vegan dinner available for $10/each. Reservations required if you would like to order a dinner. See reservation information above.

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Ithaca Vegan Drinks March Meetup

ithaca-vegan-drinks-peopleIthaca Vegan Drinks March Meetup will be on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 7-9pm:

We’ll be heading over to Northstar for our next event! Vegan, vegetarians, and the veg-curious are invited for socializing and networking. Northstar will be reserving an area of their bar for us and they have vegan & GF options on their menu. Hope to see you there!

Click here to RSVP.

Photo: Ann Fisher, Briana Boaz and Evan Schapiro at Ithaca Beer Co., at the Ithaca Vegan Drinks Meetup in December, 2012.

Looking for vegan housemates, potlucks, or bake sales?

The Ithaca Vegans Facebook group has been really active lately. Recent postings include educational events, social gatherings, and activist opportunities. Join if you want to connect with other Ithaca-area vegan folks!

Food Not Bombs seeking donations

This just in from Food Not Bombs Ithaca! Please donate if you can, or pass this on to people who can donate, if you can’t. Thanks!

This Saturday, as many of you probably know, Watermargin will be hosting a teach in on Antifascism in Greece and Europe. Ithaca’s Food Not Bombs chapter will be providing dinner for the attendees, and we’ve been out of commission for a while, so we’re going to need to rustle up some food in time for the event. If anyone has anything they’d like to donate in support- staples such as rice or flour, spices, herbs – or can contribute knowhow as to where we might be able to get food, it’d be greatly appreciated! Any interested parties can contact me at 508-395-9802. Love and Solidarity, Sophie Griswold – svg6 at cornell.edu

Top 5 Vegetarian Eateries: Do you agree?

Is it possible I never blogged “Ithaca Goes Green: Top 5 Vegetarian Eateries” by Meghan Flynn, for the Cornell Daily Sun? Anyway, if I didn’t, here it is! It’s great, go Meghan!

Her picks: Moosewood Restaurant, Collegetown Bagels, Stella’s, Aladdin’s Natural Eatery, and Viva Taqueria. I confess I have never been in the fancy side of Stella’s – I was always a cafe kinda person, over on the left side, so all I remember from their menu is a berry-flavored carbonated drink called a “zot” which I think I liked more for its name than for anything else. But the others are awesome (just had Aladdin’s yesterday, actually!). I also love the vegan options at New Delhi Diamond’s, Waffle Frolic, Little Thai House, Thai Cuisine, Capital Corner, Samurai Japanese Restaurant, and Greenstar Coop. Who else is missing from this list?

Survey: Do you want to meet with other vegans?

Club Veg has issued a survey – click through to weigh in!

Club Veg has been in hibernation for some time, and I’d like to see if there are enough people out there who are interested in seeing Club Veg become active again. I’d love to hear back from you if you are interested in having a veg group that gets together. Would you mind taking a very short survey to give me information to help me decide what to do with Club Veg? It shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutes to complete. Here is the link to take the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VJ32PRP
Thanks – I look forward to hearing from you.

Click here to respond to the survey. Thanks to Club Veg for this organizing work!

Promote your vegan self!

Good morning Ithaca-area vegans: Here’s another reminder that if you’re not yet listed on the Find Ithaca Vegans page (or, if you have a food-related business, the Find Vegan Food page), you are very welcome to join us! Just leave a comment telling me who you are, and what your link is, and I’ll put you up there. It can be a blog, business, book, social group, portfolio, or any other website, as long as it’s animal-friendly and run by a local vegan.

These listings aren’t a commercial endeavor, they’re just a volunteer effort to promote Ithaca-area vegans, to help make us easier to find, so folks can patronize our businesses and read our blogs and so on.

Thanks to all of you awesome vegans out there, who make Ithaca such an animal-friendly (and delicious) place to live!