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E- News: Earth Friendly Food Choices

From: Don R.
Sent on: Friday, May 21, 2010 5:00 PM
Earthsave Baltimore E-News: Earth Friendly Food Choices
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?I... You... Us... Them... Those people... Wouldn't it be lovely if we could live in a constant state of We...?
~Marilyn Maciel~

Hi Earthsaver,

Here?s the latest news from Earthsave Baltimore. We are an all-volunteer nonprofit that helps people make healthier, earth friendly food choices. There?s lots of good news hear for you!

Our fifth annual Earth Friendly Food Choices speaking event in Catonsville was our biggest ever with nearly 200 attendees, and the program was just about as good as it gets. We enjoyed excellent talks from two of the best in the world, China Study author T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and animal advocate Bruce Friedrich, of PETA.

We sold all of our copies of Bruce?s excellent new book, The Animal Activist?s Handbook, at the event, but have purchased more. So you might want to check our book sales table at the next dinner event or at our table under the pavilion at Karma Fest on May 22nd.

We will return to our usual dinner venue in Owings Mills for our next Veg Dinner Series potluck on May 29. It will feature a viewing of a PBS presentation by nutritional researcher Dr. Neal Barnard about his successful dietary program for preventing and reversing diabetes.

Earthsavers are also looking forward to a terrific Vegetarian Summerfest conference. It will run from July 7-11, on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, PA. The North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) is hosting; they do a wonderful job of making guests feel welcome. And the speakers are so good that it?s often difficult to decide which classes to attend. Hope to see you there!

I?m real pleased with the article I wrote for the new issue of On Purpose Woman. You can pick up a copy for free in most public libraries in the Baltimore and surrounding areas. A link to the article text is included in this newsletter; there?s also a link that will let you see the entire April/May magazine issue.

And here?s a reminder that we will soon begin our radio ad campaign. Please see the article below, check out our survey, and let us know which messages you find the most compelling.

Hope to see you soon! Be well!

Peace, Don Robertson

EARTHSAVE VEG DINNER ED SERIES: On Saturday, May 29th, from 6-9 pm, Earthsave will feature a video screening of the PBS production "Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Preventing & Reversing Diabetes". Until Dr. Barnard?s scientific breakthrough, most health professionals believed that once you developed diabetes, you were stuck with it?and could anticipate one complication after another, from worsening eyesight and nerve symptoms to heart and kidney problems. Dr. Barnard?s dietary program has demonstrated that this is not true.

In a series of studies?the most recent funded by the National Institutes of Health?Dr. Barnard has shown that it is possible to repair insulin function and reverse type 2 diabetes. By following his scientifically proven, life-changing program, diabetics can control blood sugar three times more effectively than with the standard diet; and cut back on and in some cases eliminate medications while reducing the risk of diabetes complications.

Neal Barnard, MD, is founding director of Physicians? Committee for Responsible Medicine. See more information at You may download a flier with info on this event and several more at

SATURDAY, June 26th, 6-9 pm: Dinner will feature a video screening of Registered Dietitian Jeffrey Novick?s talk, ?Reading Food Labels?. Jeff?s talk is packed with useful information to help us separate truth from sales hype. Jeffrey Novick has the soul of a standup comic, and his presentation will have us laughing as we learn! Join us if you can!

SATURDAY, July 31st, 6-9 pm: Michael Greger, MD, a very popular, internationally known speaker, will update us with a live presentation on all the latest in nutrition research. Michael?s presentations, in a lively quiz show format, are fascinating & lots of fun. Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.

DINNER GUESTS bring a dish made without animal products to serve 5-8 people, along with a donation of $5 (members $2). Guests may attend without bringing a dish for a $12 fee (members $10). To attend only the presentation, donation is $5. Please give 1 day notice if paying for dinner. Dinners held at the Learning Center of Your Prescription for Health, 10210 S. Dolfield Rd., in Owings Mills. Please RSVP and join us if you can!

VEGETARIAN SUMMERFEST AT JOHNSTOWN, PA, which will happen July 7th through 11th, is one of the very best educational events available on the veg/vegan lifestyle. Meet lots of friendly, like-minded people, and hear some of the best speakers on the planet. Guests have the option of attending the full 5-day conference, or they can arrive on Friday for just the weekend sessions. The food is all vegan, with ample variety to suit most anyone. Those who wish to keep expenses to a minimum may ask for a non-air conditioned dorm room, and they may request to be assigned a roommate. The campus sits atop a mountain, so the rooms tend to be comfortable year round. It?s a very pleasant 185 mile drive through rolling hills from Baltimore to the campus at Pitt/Johnstown, and we?ll be happy to help set up carpools. Learn more by going to

KARMAFEST will happen on May 22nd and 23rd at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, and will feature lots of wellness and metaphysical practitioners, and Earthsave will have an information and book sales table under the pavilion. Hope to see you there!

VEGAN NBA STAR JOHN SALLY, who has been working with Michelle Obama on her new diet and lifestyle public initiatives, was recently on the Dr. Oz show to help former teammate Rick Mahorn lose weight and get healthy. See video at

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY: Ginny Robertson, publisher of ON PURPOSE WOMAN magazine has generously offered to support the new radio ad campaign of the nonprofit group Earthsave by donating 25% of all advertising fees from new accounts of those who mention our group. On Purpose Woman is a free, bi-monthly publication which features great articles and interesting ads on personal growth, health, community service, and entrepreneurship. It?s available in nearly all Baltimore metro area public libraries and other locations, and has a circulation of 17,000. The June/July issue of OPW will be out in the 2nd week of June. All ad copy is due by Friday, June. 4th. Contact Ginny Robertson at [address removed], or call[masked].

EARTHSAVE HEALTHIER EATING RADIO AD 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.
Earthsave will use five different messages, and you can help us decide which ones to include. Please look over our suggested ads at and pick the five that you find personally most compelling. Then email the topic titles to [address removed], or leave us a phone message at[masked].

If you?d also like to help out by making a donation toward this project, please do so here. Or you may send a check or money order payable to Earthsave, 517 Talbott Ave., Lutherville, MD, 21093, with the note "Radio Ads" in the "for" space. Thanks for your assistance in moving the important project forward!

Endurance runner Scott Jurek (Duluth, Minn.) finished second at the World 24-hour Run Championships in Brive, France. The Seattle-based vegan ran more than 165.7 miles over 24 hours to win the silver medal. That was a record finish for an American and that's why Jurek is USA TODAY's athlete of the week.
The previous record (162.5 miles) was set by Mark Goodale in 1999. Michael Henze (Neehah, Wis.) finished 12th with 154.5 miles and Serge Arbona (Baltimore) finished 21st (150.5 miles). They earned a bronze medal for Team USA. Japan's Shingo Inoue won the race (170 miles).
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MONTHLY VEG DISCUSSION GROUP MEETUPS are casual and are held in restaurants over great vegetarian food. Attendance is usually around 8-20 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, or to

T. COLIN CAMPBELL FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER: Dr. Campbell is the nutritional biochemist from Cornell University who led the Cornell/Oxford/China Health Project, which is commonly called the China Study. That huge, comprehensive study provided some of the best documentation that?s available to show the health sustaining effects of a plant centered diet. You can read all about it in Dr. Campbell?s book, The China Study. This newsletter gives us all a chance to connect with Dr. Campbell through webinars and to learn a lot more about healthy eating. To learn more, please go to You may subscribe by writing info=[address removed].

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