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Karen N.


Amityville, NY
Hometown: Beaverton, Or.

Member since:

December 25, 2011


How did you learn about Vegan Long Island—did you find us through Via Facebook? Through a friend? Did you hear about us at an event? Maybe you spotted a VEGAN button on a friendly stranger, and you struck up a conversation!

Back in late '11 early '12 happened to see a NYTimes write up about 3 Brothers Pizza and that it was having Jenner Green's Vegan Long Island MeetUp group for their Vegan Brunch.

What's your present diet like? (We appreciate that today you may be just vegan-curious, and we're happy to have you sign up—because every vegan meal is a positive step! We ask our members to be open to new things & treat one another with kindness.)

Having been a very long time "ethical" Vegetarian after reading Frances Moore Lappee's "Diet For a Small Planet" in the late '70s I went WFPBNO for typical age related Health Issues only to fully understand that there is NO such thing as an "ethical" Veg. and have since become Vegan not only in diet but life also!

If you need compassionate support, VLI can help. Are you having trouble going or staying vegan for any reason? If so, reply "yes" here, or send us a private message—a member of the leadership team will contact you. If you're doing fine, that's great!

Pretty much fully committed!

About participation: it's totally fine to be relatively inactive. But if you want to get involved right away, great! Do you know of a good venue for a potluck? Got time or money for projects? If so, let us know. If not, you can reply "Not right now."

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We love hearing your top reason(s) for choosing vegan food/vegan living:

It's THE way for ALL life on our planet!


I'm a long time "ethical" Veg., now WFPBNO (Whole Food, Plant Based, No added Oil) allegedly for 4 years now!(time FLYS) Still a "work in progress", but always aiming to be more Healthy and share in the JOY of a compassionate diet for the animals!

What Karen N. is saying about this Meetup Group

Many of pledges and coaches came from info about the program disseminated at various VLI MeetUps, so thanks again for the continuing inspiration of this group, Jennifer Greene.

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