E-News: Earth Friendly Food Choices

From: Don R.
Sent on: Monday, October 19, 2009 4:37 PM
Earthsave Baltimore E-News: Earth Friendly Food Choices
See E-News online at http://earthsavebaltimore.org/

?Vision without action is a fantasy, and action without vision is chaos.?
~ Rev. Michael Beckwith~

Hi Earthsaver,

Here?s all the latest info from Earthsave Baltimore. We are a completely volunteer operated nonprofit that helps people make healthier, earth friendly food choices. Here?s more good news for you!

Our last two Earthsave Baltimore events went real well, with Dr. Greger?s annual nutrition update setting an all time potluck attendance record of 71, and Ben Shaberman?s talk with readings from his book The Vegan Monologues attracting a full house of 56 at the Yabba Pot Caf?.

Information is included below on how to order Dr. Michael Greger?s DVDs, so that you can have access to all the information that Dr. Greger shared in his last three annual presentations. They are just loaded with information, and are done in the same quiz show format as Dr. Greger?s live presentations.

Our October Veg Dinner Ed Series event will be back at our usual location - Your Prescription for Health in Owings Mills. It will happen on October 24th and should attract lots of attention! Our guest speaker will be Registered Dietician Marty Davey, who was highly recommended by those who heard her speak at Veg Summerfest this year in Johnstown, PA. She will do a new talk for our group; it?s called ?I'm Too Busy and I Don't Cook?. Marty teaches nutrition and cooking classes at one of the top rated spas in the world, and in private practice.

We hope you will make plans to join us for our Pre-Thanksgiving potluck dinner ?Meet ?n Greet Celebration?, our final event of this year, which will happen on November 21st in Owings Mills. Social interaction, live music and fun will be the main course for that evening.

We are offering a nice bargain on some lightly used copies of the New Becoming Vegetarian, by Registered Dietician Brenda Davis. It?s a highly recommended nutrition guide that normally sells for $22. We are offering the used copies for just $16 each. Please let us know if you?d like us to hold a copy for you to pick up at an Earthsave or Meetup discussion group event.

We have also recently added some great new materials to the Earthsave Baltimore lending library, which is available to annual dues-paying-members, who may take out up to three items per month. We?ve added a DVD of the terrific video documentary ?Simply Raw; Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days? and a DVD of ?Raw for Life: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of the Raw Food Lifestyle?, The World Peace Diet, by Will Tuttle, PhD, The Vegan Monologues, by Ben Shaberman, and Carbophobia, a book which takes a critical look at various high protein, low carb diets, by Michael Greger, Md, and several CDs of original piano music by Dr. Will Tuttle, and his CD discourse on ?Living in Harmony With All Life?. We also added a copy of the latest edition of Veg News, the favorite monthly journal of many Earthsavers.

Earthsave continues to offer a terrific deal on membership, which includes a free 12-issue subscription to Vegetarian Times, reduced admission fees to most events, and much more. We hope that you?ll consider supporting the good work of our nonprofit by becoming an Earthsave member.

Hope to see you soon! Be well!

Peace, Don Robertson

BALTIMORE VEG DINNER ED SERIES will return to Owings Mills on Saturday, Oct. 24th, from 6-9 PM, and will feature Registered Dietitian MARTY DAVEY, who will speak on ?I?M TOO BUSY & I DON?T COOK.? Life on the go doesn't have to unhealthy. Learn how to order out, what to keep in the fridge, quick prep foods, and more tips to keep up your energy and trim your waistline when life feels like Beat the Clock.

Marty Davey, MS, RD is a registered dietitian with a Master?s degree in Food and Nutrition from Marywood University, as well as being a nutrition writer and presenter. She teaches nutrition and cooking classes at wone of the top rated spas in the world. Please RSVP by email reply or by calling[masked]-3043.

Earthsave Veg Dinner Ed Series events are held at the Learning Center of Your Prescription for Health, at 10210 S. Dolfield Rd. in Owings Mills. Guests are asked to bring a dish made without animal products to serve at least five times the number in their party, along with a donation of $5 (members $2). Or guests may attend without bringing a dish for a $12 fee (members $10). Please give 1 day notice if paying for dinner. Please join our email list to learn of other local events that support people in making healthier food choices.

NEXT MONTH: On Nov. 21st, from 6-9 pm, Earthsave?s Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck will be a special MEET ?N GREET veg dinner celebration with live music by Michael Harris, Margie Roswell, Lorna Sampson, and Don Robertson. Prizes will be awarded for the two favorite dishes of the evening, one raw and one cooked. There will also be exercises to help folks get to know each other. Please RSVP and join us if you can!

MONTHLY VEG MEETUP DISCUSSION GROUPS offer us a chance to gather in more intimate and less formal settings than does the monthly Earthsave potluck Dinner Ed series. Meetups are casual and are held in restaurants over great vegetarian food. Attendance is usually around 12-20 people, and discussions include a wide variety of topics that support people in making healthier choices in diet and lifestyle. There are two different groups, one vegan and one vegetarian. The vegetarian group currently meets on the first Sunday at noon at the Kathmandu Kitchen in Towson, and the vegan group meets on the third Wednesday, at 7 pm, at Mr. Chan in Pikesville. Both groups welcome all who are interested in learning about healthier eating. For details, or to register and let others know you plan to attend, go to http://vegetarian.meetup.com/9/, or to http://vegan.meetup.com/29/.

ONE MORE LEAF: A DINNER TO LOWER THE CO2 LEVEL: Baltimore, MD -- Congregation Beit Tikvah and The Vegetarian Resource Group will present ?One More Leaf,? a food-sampling and movie event, on Saturday October 24 starting at 5:30 pm, which will take place at Beit Tikvah. This event, one of thousands taking place on that day, is in support of the global 350.org effort to lower the atmospheric carbon dioxide level below 350 ppm, a critical threshold for the reduction of harmful climatic effects. The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (JRF) has designated Oct. 23-24 as a "Global Climate Healing Shabbat," coinciding with the reading of Noah and the story of the Great Flood in synagogues around the world.

Guests will have an opportunity to taste new and exotic flavors in diverse international dishes, and learn about meals low on the food chain from local food experts. There will also be an assortment of whole
grains to sample. Focusing on such foods (plant foods) significantly reduces greenhouse gases and other environmental impacts, according to registered dietitian Mark Rifkin, MS, RD, LDN, who will be one of the
experts on hand.

While children participate in environmental awareness activities, adults will have the opportunity to watch "A Sacred Duty", a one-hour documentary which applies Jewish values to raise awareness and impart a
sense of urgency concerning global warming and the ethics of farmed animals. Mr. Rifkin will lead a discussion following the documentary.

Along with the international specialties, foods contributed by The Classic Catering People, One Straw Farm, Truffles by Emily, Woodland Mushrooms, and Whole Foods Market - Mount Washington, will also be featured.

Guests are asked to bring a vegan or vegetarian dish to share, along with their own dishware. Requested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5-11, and free for ages 4 and under. Please RSVP ASAP to [address removed] or[masked]-9402. Congregation Beit Tikvah is located at 5802 Roland Avenue, 21210, in a building shared with First Christian Church and several other congregations. PRESS CONTACT: Robin Kantor Congregation Beit Tikvah [address removed] 5802 Roland Avenue. Home Phone:[masked] Baltimore, MD 21210 Phone:[masked]

AUTHOR GARY NULL AT BALTIMORE WOMEN?S FILM FESTIVAL: The event will take place October 23th-25th at Landmark's Harbor East Theatre (645 President St). The festival screens shorts, features, documentaries, animations and music videos created by women. Many filmmakers will be in town to discuss their work during the festival. The complete festival schedule and line-up of films can be found at http://baltimorewomens.bside.com/2009/schedule. Tickets are $10; VIP all-access passes are $50. Half of proceeds go to support breast cancer patients at the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center. More information, online ticket sales, list of films and schedule at http://www.bwfilmfestival.com/.

On Saturday October 24th between 3:30pm-4:30pm, the Baltimore Women's Film Festival will be holding a reception, sponsored by Lebanese Taverna, 719 S. President Street. This reception is free to all attendees of Baltimore Women's Film Festival screening "Autism: Made in the USA" at 1:30pm. The reception will include complimentary appetizers and cash bar with happy hour prices. The Director of the film Dr. Gary Null is a multi award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author, he has written over 70 books on nutrition, self-empowerment and public health issues. Advance film festival ticket purchase required to attend the Lebanese Taverna reception.

The first 4 people to reply to [address removed] will receive a free $10 ticket to the Gary Null event and film screening of "Autism: Made in the USA"

LARRY KING SHOW: A DEBATE ON MEAT EATING with regard to safety and human health was featured on King?s popular TV program and included comments from Dr. T. Colin Campbell, who led the most comprehensive large study ever done on the relationship between diet and disease, and who wrote about it in his book ?The China Study.? We thought the show raised some good points, even though there were so many guest panelists that we didn?t get to hear a lot from Dr. Campbell. You may view the entire program in three parts.

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