Simplifying Plant Based Living
For health, animals, the environment, and social justice
Increased energy and vibrancy, younger-looking skin, and lower cholesterol are just the beginning of potential health benefits included with plant based eating. Ask around, and people will share their stories of how a plant based lifestyle has impacted their life for the better!
Animals are sentient beings just like us. A plant based lifestyle prevents the exploitation of animals for food, entertainment, and fashion. Avoiding animal products is one of the most obvious ways to stand against animal cruelty.
One of the most effective ways to reduce our carbon footprint is to avoid as many animal products as possible. Raising farm animals requires far more energy and water on a daily basis than plant-based alternatives, and 80% of antibiotics are used in animal agriculture creating “superbugs” and lowering human resistance. We can help save our earth’s resources by living plant based.
FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
Immigrant workers are treated unfairly in agriculture and at slaughterhouses in addition to animals being harshly abused. Low pay, horrible conditions, and dangerous working speeds are expected from these workers.
The goal of the annual Grand Rapids VegFest is simple: to promote plant-based diets for health, compassion, and conservation of the environment. With local and national vendors, nationally-recognized speakers and food samples galore, Vegfest is the place for vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores curious about the health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Vegan University is a cost-based program designed to help you go – and stay – vegan in a way that works for you. You can sign up for cooking demonstrations, vegan grocery shopping tours, and workshops. We’re here to help and get you across that finish line in your transition to a plant-based lifestyle!