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What is the Vegan Living Program?

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The Vegan Living Program (VLP) is a series of educational events that cover the hows and whys of vegan living, including the ethical and environmental implications of vegan lifestyles, nutrition, cooking, meal planning, and living vegan in a not-yet-vegan world.

Each spring, we host Vegan Pledges who pledge to live vegan for the 5-week program, with the help of volunteer Vegan Coaches. Vegan Pledges receive a binder full of resources and recipes, and a goody bag of free vegan stuff to make the transition easier and more fun! Open the Cages Alliance holds a VLP in Baltimore, and a sister program on Long Island in New York. The 2017 Baltimore Vegan Pledge will take place March 18th - April 22nd. The VLP educational sessions in Baltimore are free and open to the public.

Ways to Get Involved:

-Not yet vegan? Be a Vegan Pledge! Read all about it at www.VeganLivingProgram.org, and REGISTER online (coming soon).
-Are you vegan? Be a Vegan Coach! Read all about it at www.VeganLivingProgram.org, and REGISTER online (coming soon). (First-time Coaches, please see Orientation info!)
-Vegan-curious, but not ready to pledge? Come to the educational sessions! (Only Pledges & Coaches must pre-register.)
-Volunteer! Help us promote the VLP, or lend a hand at the program itself. Contact info@openthecages.org.

The 2017 Baltimore VLP Schedule:

The Vegan Living Program sessions are 100% required attendance for Vegan Pledges and Coaches. The educational sessions are open to everyone, but to be a Pledge or Coach you must attend all six sessions!

The VLP educational sessions will be held at VENUE TBD. On DATE TBD, half the participants will take a field trip to Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, 15200 Mt. Nebo Road, Poolesville, MD 20837 and the other half will view a film; on DATE TBD we will switch.

Saturday March 18th 12:00-3:00pm @ VENUE TBD - Coach/Pledge Intros & Cooking Demonstration with PEP Foods, including member businesses Alternative Cultures and Enlightening Bellies. Please note that the first session is three hours, so Pledges and Coaches have a chance to check in and meet one another! Click here to RSVP on Facebook (optional).

Saturday March 25th 12:00-2:00pm @ VENUE TBD - Vegan Nutrition with Dr. Ruby Lathon of Roadmap to Holistic Health. Click here to RSVP on Facebook (optional).

Saturday April 1st 12:00-2:00pm @ VENUE TBD - "Beyond the Plate: How Vegan Living Can Change the World" with Brenda Sanders of Open the Cages Alliance, Better Health Better Life, and PEP Foods. Click here to RSVP on Facebook (optional).

Saturday April 8th - Participants divide into two groups...
12:00-2:00pm - Field Trip TBD
12:00-2:00pm @ Wisdom Book Center - Film screening: “Cowspiracy”
sponsored by the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College Click here to RSVP on Facebook (optional).

Saturday April 15th - Participants divide into two groups...
12:00-2:00pm - Field Trip TBD
12:00-2:00pm @ Wisdom Book Center - Film screening: “Cowspiracy”
sponsored by the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College Click here to RSVP on Facebook (optional).

Saturday April 22nd 12:00-2:00pm @ VENUE TBD - Vegan Pledge Graduation! Click here to RSVP on Facebook (optional).

All educational sessions may be documented with video and/or photography, which will be posted online. Media will be invited to some sessions.

Veganism Support Meetup June 2014Join us at the Veganism Support Meetup Group!

The goal of the Veganism Support Meetup group is to provide a safe space for people to express their passion, excitement, trials, disappointments, successes, difficulties, challenges and triumphs while trying to live a vegan lifestyle. There is a vegan potluck and a differrent discussion topic each month. Sign up and stay tuned! The Veganism Support Meetup group is a SAFE SPACE where everyone is invited to share their thoughts, opinions and questions in a non-judgmental, guilt-free environment. Join this group online at www.meetup.com/supportingvegans.

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