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E-News: Earth-friendly Food Choices

From: Don R.
Sent on: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 2:58 PM
Earthsave Baltimore E-Newsletter:

Earthsave helps people make healthier, earth-friendly food choices by promoting a shift toward a whole food, plant centered diet.

"Love? If you have it, you don't need anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter what else you have."
~Sir James M. Barrie~

Hi Meetup Member,

Welcome to Earth-friendly Food Choices! Many of you are receiving your very first issue of this e-newsletter from Earthsave Baltimore, a completely volunteer operated nonprofit that educates and supports people in making healthier food choices. We hope you will find it helpful.

Earthsavers have been real busy lately at local health, environmental, and community fairs, making new friends and providing lots of information and literature to those who are interested in healthier eating, environmental health and sustainability, and in having a more peaceful relationship with animals.

Interest in Earthsave?s Veg Dinner Lecture Series and other events has grown nicely. We had more than 100 enthusiastic attendees at our annual event at the Catonsville Women?s Club. The talks by Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, (Arrest and Reversal: Abolishing Heart Disease) and by Don Robertson (A Menu of Love: The Vegetarian Lifestyle) were very well received.

Now we are ready for another big event and another large turnout. In fact, we have altered our registration process somewhat for our next Owings Mills dinner, on May 17th, featuring Dr. Mills lecture on ?The Natural Diet of Humans: Impact of Meat Eating on the Human Body?. We are requiring all those who choose to pay $12 for dinner to pay in advance, and are asking all attendees to RSVP.

You might also like to attend one of the two monthly veg Meetup discussion groups. The Towson first Sunday at noon Meetup at Kathmandu Kitchen has been especially popular, often attracting 14-16 attendees.

One other important educational event will soon be here. Many Baltimore Earthsavers return year after year to Vegetarian Summerfest in Johnstown, PA, an event which always features a superb lineup of the best educators in the field of veg and vegan nutrition. It?s a great place to get our batteries recharged and to connect and reconnect with some terrific like-minded people from all across the country. Please let us know if you?d like us to help hook you up with transportation, or if you can offer someone a ride.

That?s all for now. Hope to see you soon!

Peace, Don Robertson

EARTHSAVE VEG DINNER SERIES, on Saturday, May. 17th from 6-9 pm, will host a potluck dinner featuring the lecture ?The Natural Diet of Humans: The Impact of Meat on the Human Body,? by Milton Mills MD.

Dr. Mills serves as associate director of preventive medicine for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a North American group of doctors and laypersons dedicated to promoting better nutrition and higher research standards.

As an African-American physician focusing on preventive medicine, Dr. Mills has delved into some of the environmental and societal influences affecting health. Dr. Mills has lectured and given research seminars across the United States and in Mexico on such topics as the negative impacts of meat and dairy consumption on human health; nutrition and HIV/AIDS; nutrition and cancer; and the dietary needs of various ethnic groups.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR MAY 17: There are two options regarding food: 1) You may bring a potluck dish to share, one that will serve 5 or more people, (or serve five times the number in your party). A $5 donation is requested of those who bring food. 2) You may attend without bringing a dish for a $12 fee. Monthly dinner/lecture events are held on the second Saturday at the Learning Center/Yoga Studio of Your Prescription for Health, 10210 S. Dolfield Rd. in Owings Mills. Please register to attend at the online store at www.EARTHSAVE.ORG. Or send check or money order to ?EARTHSAVE?, 517 Talbott Avenue, Lutherville, MD, 21093.

DIRECTIONS From Beltway 695: Traveling east, take 795 (Northwest Expressway). Get off at Exit 4 (Owings Mills Blvd). Bear right when exit splits. Take right at first traffic light (South Dolfield Road). Travel approximately l/4 mile. Flying Avocado Caf? and "Your Prescription for Health" pharmacy is on the right after Golds Gym. The Learning Center/Yoga Studio entrance is at the opposite end of the building.
DIRECTIONS From Reisterstown Road: Travel West on Painters Mill Road. Turn right at 2nd traffic light onto S. Dolfield Road. Go left at the second driveway into the parking lot of Your Prescription for Health.

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/lecture series. Meetups are casual and are held in restaurants over great vegetarian food. Discussions include a variety of topics that support people in making healthier choices in diet and lifestyle. There are two different groups, one vegan and one vegetarian. Both groups welcome anyone who is 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/.

DR. ESSELSTYN ON ABOLISHING HEART DISEASE: In case you missed the wonderful Baltimore presentation by Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, on ?Abolishing Heart Disease,? there?s a full 62 minute talk on the same subject available for free viewing online. It?s on the VegSource website at http://www.vegsource.com/video/ess.htm. There is also a highly informative radio interview with Dr. Esselstyn that you can also listen to online at http://tinyurl.com/6598rh.

VEGETARIAN SUMMERFEST ?08 is a big favorite annual educational conference for Earthsavers. On June 18 - 22, the North American vegetarian Society will bring together some of the very best speakers, workshops, food, social activities, and more. It will take place at the Conference Center at Pitt-Johnstown, on the picturesque campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, PA. The campus is a 650-acre mountaintop wildlife preserve with 40 acres of hiking trails. Registrants may attend the entire 5-day conference, or opt for the weekend only. The toughest part for most attendees is trying to decide which of the classes to attend. Daytime schedules normally offer at least 6-7 options. Conference fees cover the entire educational program, including classes, lectures, workshops and discussions, as well as films, entertainment and use of certain athletic areas. Also covered are vegan meals, with ample variety to suit most any preference, and on-campus housing which includes a twin bed, linen and towels. To learn more, go to http://vegetariansummerfest.org/. There is still time to register early at a discount! Hope to see you there!

OPEN HOUSE AT YOUR PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTH will happen on Sunday, May 18, from 10 am - 5 pm. Come and say ?hi? and get some free literature at Earthsave?s information and book sales table. "Your Prescription for Health" radio show will broadcast live from onsite. There will also be Qi Gong and Yoga Demonstrations, a Gluten Sensitivity talk by Dr. Pawluk, an Osteoporosis talk by Dr. Ray Hinish, and an Emotions and Health talk by Brian Sanderoff and Randi Botnick. Meet the practitioners, eat at the Flying Avocado, and connect with like-minded people. For details and a full schedule of events, see http://tinyurl.com/5uo2bx.

BALTIMORE ANIMAL RIGHTS COALITION (BARC) does a great job educating folks about the treatment of animals who are caught in our modern, intensive confinement, industrialized food system. To find out about their latest projects and see if you might like to help, see http://baltimoreanimalrights.com/, or contact Erin and Bob at [address removed].

VEGNEWS is America?s premier vegetarian lifestyle magazine. We think you will like it! We also think you will like their VegNewsletter, which arrives in your e-mailbox just once a month and clues you in on vegetarian news, dining, recipes, products, activist alerts, reviews, culture, giveaways, and all the other good things in life. It's the perfect accompaniment to a VegNews. For more info, see http://www.vegnews.com/.

BALTIMORE GREEN FORUM: Spirituality and the Environment: How Different Faiths Approach Stewardship of Creation
It will happen at the MD Presbyterian Church in Towson on Sunday, May 18th, 4:30 - 6:30 PM. Panelists will include Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin - Baltimore Jewish Environmental Network; Jerry Raitzyk - Network of Spiritual Progressives; Allison Fisher - Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light; and Bill Breakey - Chesapeake Covenant Congregations. The Baltimore Green Forum is a monthly educational forum on climate and environmental issues open to the public, free of charge, featuring speakers or videos, always with discussion and fellowship. To view a flier with more info, go to http://tinyurl.com/3zkdqo. For questions, to co-sponsor, or to RSVP, contact Diane, [address removed] or[masked]-7740.

SIMPLICITY MATTERS EARTH INSTITUTE helps individuals and organizations form discussion circles on simple living, sustainability, climate change, etc. Their newest discussion guide is called Menu for the Future http://preview.tinyurl.com/3zkdqo. For more info, see http://www.simplicity-matters.org/. To receive a monthly email list of green groups and activities in the Baltimore and DC areas, contact Lore Rosenthal at [address removed].

HELP EARTHSAVE SPREAD THE WORD! If you know of a good location where you might, with proper permission, place a stack of Earthsave newsletters for free distribution, please feel free to take a handful from our info table at events. Thanks for your contribution!

EARTHSAVE MEMBERSHIP is a great way for you to contribute to our important educational mission. All members may receive a free 12-issue subscription to Vegetarian Times magazine and Earthsave?s national quarterly newsletter. Folks who attend meetings may check out books from our well stocked EarthSave Library, they may place literature on our networking tables, may make a brief announcement to the group, and receive discounted attendance fees and EarthSave bookstore prices. You may join our group online at http://www.earthsave.org/, or you can send a tax-deductible check for $35, or $50 for family membership, or $25 for student or senior, to EarthSave at 517 Talbott Ave. Lutherville MD, 21093. Thanks for your kind support!

PLEASE REMEMBER to be the peace that you wish to manifest. Be well!

EarthSave ? May all be fed, may all be healed, and may all be loved.

E-mail us at [address removed], or call us at[masked]-3043.

"What if each waking moment could be used to reveal the love that I am..."



EARTHSAVE helps people make Healthier, Compassionate,

Earth-friendly Food Choices http://www.earthsave.org/

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EarthSave, Vegetarianism, and Me, by Don Robertson

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