What we’re about
Vegan-Powered is about living life in harmony with people, animals & the planet. We are open to everyone on the vegan path & the vegan-curious. We embrace & seek to maximize our diversity.
Vegan athletes and active vegans of all activity and experience levels are welcome to our informal social network! Lets support each other with whatever goals we have from anyone just starting a fitness routine to the most experienced. We're here for you!
Yearly we have a VP (Vegan-Powered) team for the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary 5k (& 1 miler) in Wheaton, MD. Please join us or donate to our team! https://www.classy.org/team/483686
If you have a suggested meetup or want to organize a meetup please dm me through Meetup or directly at email@example.com.
Meetup is free for members but Meetup charges dues to organizers (that have continually increased). You can donate to help offset costs to keep the group going by clicking HERE. You contribution is greatly appreciated!
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Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Maryland Vegan FestivalRoots Market, Clarksville, MD
Description from the Facebook event post:
"SAVE THE DATE! Roots Market Maryland Vegan Fest, held at our Clarksville location, will be on Saturday, Sept 30th from 12p-4p!
FREE to attend. AMAZING SALES on vegan favorites! (sales apply to both stores)
We are looking forward to our 7th Maryland Vegan Fest at our Clarksville location -- there is so much to be thankful for and celebrate!
PARTICIPANTS, Great Foods, Music, and more: Information is coming soon!
Great Sage, and Nest will be a part of the special day as well!
If you are an interested vendor please message firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send information!
More details about parking and other information will be shared as the day gets closer.
Hue Apothecary Food Truck
Koshary Corner Food Truck
Rise Brewing Co. Coffee
May Wah Plant-Based Meats
Ruby Hibiscus Water
Green Earth Travel
Cupcakes & Co.
Eat The Change
Music by Steven Gellman: 12.00p-4.00p (Inside Roots Market)"
Please indicate in comments if you want to carpool.
To decrease waste, please bring utensils, napkin, containers and a water bottle and/or container for soups or smoothies.
- Virtual Documentary Night: Forks Over KnivesLink visible for attendees
**YOU MUST WATCH THE FILM ON YOUR OWN BEFORE THE EVENT**
Link to the film is in the info below.
For this Virtual Documentary Night, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have voted to talk about the documentary, Forks Over Knives. This film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the "diseases of affluence" that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by changing what we put on our fork rather than going under the knife. Here is a link to where you can watch it for free.
This is a Voting Night, which means at the end of the night we brainstorm and vote to decide as a group what we will watch the following month, so please come ready with your recommendation. The only requirement is that the film must be available to watch online for free. If you need any ideas, you can search through the Flyers Page on the Community Documentary Night website. It is full of flyers based around certain themes and each flyer is full of documentary posters, which are hyperlinked to where you watch the films for free. Something to consider is that next month is November, which is Native American Heritage Month and there is also Veterans Day on November 11th. Check out the Native American Heritage Month and the Veterans Day flyer if you're interested in recommending a film in honor of this holiday.
Again, you must watch the film on your BEFORE the event. We will be meeting over Zoom, where we will break out into small discussion groups. We will do multiple rounds of small group discussion, then close out the night with larger group discussion. The Zoom information is listed below.
Meeting ID: 875 5525 6659
This event is posted in multiple meetup groups, and on Eventbrite, as well as with members of the Community Documentary Night email list. (Message me if interested in joining the email list) Therefore, THIS RSVP LIST IS NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ATTENDING THE EVENT. So even if you only see one person RSVPed in this meetup group, there will always be others in attendance from other groups. We tend to have at least 20 on average. By inviting numerous groups that increases the likelihood that those in attendance will be from varying backgrounds and beliefs. This is done purposefully to provide everyone with the opportunity to hear a wide range of perspectives.
This event is open to all who are open to all. The one thing we ask is that people allow others to get their full thought out and that any disagreement is voiced in a civil way. Check out the Community Documentary Night website for more info or links to previously shown documentaries.
Thank you and hope to see you there!
- Baltimore Running Festival: Run, walk, cheer, or party!Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Update: Here's the link to sign up for Team Vegan & the pw is VegansRock!
I named the team "Team Vegan" to encourage all vegans from any group to join forces with us as one large team! At other races we typically have multiple vegan teams, this is a way for us to come together and represent together as vegans! Veg-curious, vegetarians, plant-based and friends of vegans are welcome too!
Lets wear our vegan shirts and show the world that veganism is a cool thing and that they are many of us out there! Signs would be great too. I consider this a form of vegan activism.
The Baltimore Running Festival (BRF) is such a fun event! There are many options for runners and non-runners:
1. Explore/hike/run/walk the city through signing up for a 5K (or longer!) Cost: $45+ Running: Optional!
2. Join in on the fun and cheer and/or just hang out with us! Cost: $0 Running: none or as much as you want!
The BRF crowd is really supportive, high energy and positive. This is Baltimore on it's absolute best day and a great way to visit the city. For longer distances, you will see many areas of Baltimore and it's residents coming out on their stoops to cheer you on! It's not often that we get to be in a situation where we have 1000's of people cheering us on! The police officers were cheering us on too! I've done several distances over the years and I have really positive memories. I recommend it everyone: runners, walkers, or even spectators! Every year people tell me how motivating it was and how much they enjoyed it. This has even come from people who say they use to hate running! The feeling of accomplishment, support, camaraderie and excitement makes it all worthwhile. You will witness many crazy costumes, amazing accomplishments and an emotionally charged experience at the finish line. I love seeing the athletes in wheel chairs and other athletes with various challenges cross the finish line. It's inspirational and amazing to witness.
The date is Saturday October 14th and the options include: 5K, 10K, 1/2 and full marathon (start times vary for these distances), and virtual. Sign up for Team Vegan's social team (social team times are not compared to other teams so there are no team awards) and you can choose any event option including virtual.
If 10 or more people register for our team (for any variety of distances but not including virtual), each person gets $10 off the entry fee! For example, if 5 ppl sign up for the 5k and 5 ppl sign up for the 10k, everyone will get a $10 rebate (when the 10th person signs up, that person gets the $10 discount right away and the prior 9 people will get a $10 rebate.).
We will also have lunch at an Baltimore restaurant with vegan options.
I will posting updates on the Meetup comments for this event and the Facebook page. If you are seeing this event cross-posted somewhere else, please RSVP on the main Vegan-Powered Meetup site so we can see the total number of people and comments in one place.
I look forward to see you out there!
PS-Please post in comments below if you can drive or need a ride. Lets carpool to reduce our overall carbon footprint!
PSS-Let me know your estimated finish time for your event so I can cheer for you and take pics!
- Vegan lunch in BaltimoreLiquid Earth, Baltimore, MD
Since Double Zero has closed, I chose Liquid Earth, a vegetarian restaurant with many vegan options.
**Please note, this Meetup is happening during the Baltimore Running Festival. There will be road closures. I recommend getting there early and carpooling or public transportation."**
Please update the Meetup RSVP if your plans change. Also RSVP & make a note in the comments stating, "I'm definitely going to be there" by Friday Oct 13th at 9PM and I will make the reservation to accommodate you. If you don't make that comment, I will assume you're not going. I assume that an RSVP on Meetup is more of a expression of interest, not a definite yes so this is my way of knowing for sure that you're going.
Make sure that you order the vegan options when you're with our group. Thanks.