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E- News: Earth Friendly Food Choices

From: Don R.
Sent on: Saturday, February 20, 2010 11:43 PM
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Earthsave Baltimore E-News: Earth Friendly Food Choices
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"Be yourself. Everyone else is taken!?
~ Oscar Wilde~

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. We have terrific news for you! Earthsave is gearing up for a radio ad campaign, our first, and we are very excited!

Our group will present a series of informational 30-second radio spots, promoting a shift toward plant centered food choices. Of course we are looking for donations to help us foot the bill. We would also like you to help us pick the best possible messages to use. We would really appreciate some feedback from you and as many of your friends as possible, especially from non-vegetarian friends.

Earthsave Baltimore?s 5th annual Earth Friendly Food Choices speaking event will be held in Catonsville on Saturday, May 1st, at the Women?s Club of Catonsville. The featured speakers are both exceptional! T. Colin Campbell, PhD, is the nutritional biochemist and health researcher who directed the Cornell/Oxford/China Health Project, the most comprehensive large nutritional study ever done.

Dr. Campbell will speak on "The China Study: Redefining Good Nutrition" And Bruce Friedrich, who is the Vice President of PETA, will speak on ?Veganism: The Only Diet for a Small Planet.? See below for ticket sales information.

We were deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of our friend and fellow Earthsaver Julie Kleinhans. Julie was a great supporter of Earthsave Baltimore, and was one of our most valued volunteers. She generously shared her time and computer expertise. She was especially eager to assist with campaigns to help animals, and frequently attended the Veg Meetup discussion group gatherings at Kathmandu Kitchen in Towson. RIP, Julie! We?ll miss you!

Hope to see you at an Earthsave event soon! Be well!

Peace, Don Robertson

EARTHSAVE VEG DINNER ED SERIES: On Saturday, Feb. 27th, from 6-9 pm, Earthsave will feature a screening of the documentary film ?A Sacred Duty: Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal the World?, by the award-winning documentary filmmaker Lionel Friedberg, in collaboration with Professor Richard Schwartz, president of Jewish Vegetarians of North America.

This documentary reminds us that it is our sacred duty to become aware of current threats and our responsibility to apply Jewish teachings to how we obtain our food, use natural resources, and live among other creatures whom God created. Not only does it offer simple, practical measures for reducing our impact on the planet, it shows how authentic religious responses melded with science can make a major difference in our efforts to reduce global climate change and other environmental threats.

It also challenges people to consider the many moral issues related to our diets, including Torah teachings on how animals are treated on factory farms and the effects on human health and the environment. Although it is primarily intended for a Jewish audience, A Sacred Duty speaks to people everywhere about the ethics of our relationship to the natural world in which we live. (Film runs 62 minutes and contains some graphic footage from slaughterhouses toward the end of the documentary) Please RSVP.

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 RSVP to [address removed] or call[masked], and join us if you can!

5TH ANNUAL EARTH FRIENDLY FOOD CHOICES speaking event will be held at the WOMEN?S CLUB OF CATONSVILLE on Saturday, May 1st, from 5:30 until 9:00. The event will feature two of the most popular and respected speakers that we could hope to present. T. Colin Campbell, PhD, is the nutritional biochemist and health researcher who directed the Cornell/Oxford/China Health Project, the most comprehensive large nutritional study ever done. The New York Times called it ?the Grande Prix?? of nutritional research. Dr. Campbell will speak on "The China Study: Redefining Good Nutrition".

Bruce Friedrich, who is the Vice President of PETA, will speak on ?Veganism: The Only Diet for a Small Planet.? Bruce has a wonderful way of communicating about food issues from a variety of perspectives, including the spiritual dimensions relating to the way we eat. Bruce spearheaded the PETA campaigns that resulted in landmark reforms in the animal treatment practices of several huge fast food corporations, and was named by Details magazine as one of the five most influential young men in this country.

Complementary light refreshments will be included. Tickets are now on sale for $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. You may order tickets by sending a check or money order to Earthsave, 517 Talbott Ave., Lutherville, MD, 21093. Or order your tickets online at

EARTHSAVE HEALTHIER EATING RADIO AD CAMPAIGN & SURVEY: This project is a first for our local Earthsave chapter, and we?re very excited! This radio campaign has the potential to help awaken large numbers of people to the tremendous impact our food choices have on personal and planetary health. The messages will point out the wide-ranging advantages of shifting toward a whole food, plant centered diet.

Ads will run during prime time, 8am-8pm, on four popular Baltimore FM radio stations, 100.7, 104.3, 101.9, and 105.7. Each station will run ten 30-second ads per month, for a total of 120 ads over a three month period. The Natural Brothers Deli, which is across from the Timonium Fairgrounds, is co-sponsoring the campaign.

Your donations can do much to speed the process of getting this important information out to folks. To make a donation, go to Or you may send a check or money order to Earthsave, 517 Talbott Ave., Lutherville, MD, 21093. And please write ?Radio Ad Donation? in the ?for? box.

Earthsave will use five different messages in this campaign, and you can help us decide which ones to include. Below you will see a list of 16 different messages. We?d like you to pick your top five, the ones that touch you the most deeply and make you want to take greater action on diet and lifestyle. When you?ve made your selections, please email the topic titles to [address removed], or leave a phone message at[masked]-3043.

We would especially like to find out which these messages most touch our non-vegetarian friends. So please make a note to that effect you are in the non-veg category. And please forward Earthsave Baltimore?s website link to your friends who may be willing to participate. Thanks for your assistance in moving the important project forward! See list of proposed ad messages at

WOMEN?S EXPO AT CCBC CATONSVILLE, always one of our favorite events, will feature more than 200 exhibitors and speakers. The Expo will happen this year on March 13th and 14th , from 11 am until 5 pm. As usual, Earthsave will have an information and book sales table that you will see on your right as soon as you enter the gym. Earthsave Baltimore director Don Robertson will conduct a workshop on benefits and challenges of shifting toward a plant-centered diet. See details below.

The whole Expo speaking schedule of speakers and exhibiters is in the brand new issue of ON PURPOSE WOMAN (look for the Earthsave ads there each month), a free publication that always has lots of good information, ads and articles on personal growth, holistic health, and on being an entrepreneur. It?s available for free in most Baltimore area public libraries. For additional Expo information, please go to Exhibitor and vendor spaces usually sell out several weeks before the event. So if you?re interested, call Patsy Anderson at[masked]-4042. Hope to see you at the Expo!!

A MENU OF LOVE: THE VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLE is the title of a workshop (at no extra charge) that Don Robertson will present at the WOMEN?S EXPO in Catonsville on Sunday, March 14th, from 1:00 ? 1:30 in the lecture room of the gym. Don, who founded Earthsave Baltimore in 1997, will show us the wide-ranging impact that our food choices have on the environment, our health, and all life on Earth. Don will point to some of the best evidence favoring a shift toward a whole food, plant-based diet. And he will look at some of the toughest barriers we face in making diet and lifestyle changes. Adopting these dietary changes is a powerful way to love this planet and all those who share it. Hope to see you there!

VEGAN PERSONAL CHEF WANTED‏: Need for excellent vegan live-out private chef to cook for small family in Baltimore, Maryland. Must have prior experience cooking a variety of vegan meals. Chef must also be vegan/vegetarian! Must also help administrate the household - including running errands, paying bills, coordinating subcontractors for house maintenance. Competitive salary! If interested, please send your contact information to [address removed].

ABOUT COWBOYS/ VIEW PUBLIC LANDS RANCHING VIDEOS ONLINE: Due to snowy weather and bad road conditions we had to cancel January?s Earthsave meeting in which Sierra Club official and environmental researcher Mike Hudak was going to tell us a lot about Cowboys. We will reschedule that talk. Mike has a website that helps us get a clearer picture of the problems with cowboys. Mr. Hudak has been real active in interviewing grassroots activists and former government personnel about the management of livestock on public lands in the United States. The videos on Mike?s site are based on those interviews. See Mike?s page at

21-DAY VEGAN KICKSTART: Low-fat vegan diets are so popular nowadays because they are the easiest way to trim excess weight, prevent diabetes, cut cholesterol, lower blood pressure, prevent and reverse heart disease, and reduce cancer risk. They even trim our carbon footprint. The Kickstart is a free, noncommercial program open to all organizations and individuals. Set up by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Kickstart gives participants menus, recipes, nutrition webcasts, and daily encouraging messages from health authorities and Hollywood celebrities. For more info, see

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