New Website Design, Rainforest, Cancer Nutrition, Conferences, Smile
May 19, 2009
Dear Boston Vegetarian Society,
Here are a few news items!
- New Website Design for Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
- How Cattle Ranching is Destroying the Amazon Rainforest
- Nutrition and Cooking Class Series for Cancer Prevention and Survival
- National Conferences: Veg Summerfest and Taking Action for Animals
- If You Would Like a Smile
1) NEW WEBSITE DESIGN FOR BOSTON VEGETARIAN FOOD FESTIVAL
We are happy to go live with a new design for our veg festival website that is bright, pleasing, and makes the content pop! Take a look, and notice our cute logo flavicon in the address bar:
A new design and restructuring of the BVS website is in the works and should be unveiled this summer.
2) HOW CATTLE RANCHING IS DESTROYING THE AMAZON RAINFOREST
This one minute video from Greenpeace is dramatic testimony to one of the consequences of meat production and connects it to climate change:
3) NUTRITION & COOKING CLASSES FOR CANCER PREVENTION AND SURVIVAL
Nutrition and Cooking Classes for Cancer Prevention and Survival will be taught in Boston and Hyannis, MA and Lewiston Maine. Each class includes a nutrition video followed by a cooking demonstration and sampling of the food prepared (all vegan). Classes are open to cancer survivors, friends, family, and anyone interested in cancer prevention and healthy eating.
BOSTON: Classes are Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7 PM. Suggested donation of $10 per class. To register, contact Angela at 781-314-2639 or Angela.Hall-Jones@cancer.org.
5/20/09: Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer/Fueling Up on Low-Fat Foods
6/17/09: Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Immune Boosting Foods
7/15/09: Favoring Fiber/Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Discussion on a variety of ways to cope with cancer in conjunction with nutritional strategies (plant-based). Led by Paulette Chandler MD assisted by a Brigham & Women's Hospital social worker.
American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge Center
125 S. Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02130
HYANNIS MA: Classes are on Saturdays. Suggested donation of $15 per class. To register, contact Joanne at 508-385-6690 or firstname.lastname@example.org
433 West Main St.
Hyannis, MA 02601
6/06/09 (11 AM to 1 PM): Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer
6/13/09 (11 AM to 1 PM): Fueling Up on Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods
6/27/09 (11 AM to 2:30 PM): Discovering Dairy and Meat Alternatives/Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight Control
LEWISTON MAINE: Classes are on Mondays from 1:30 to 3 PM. Donations accepted. To register, call 508-699-0131.
Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer
10 High St., Ste. 301
Lewiston, ME 04240
6/01/09: Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer
6/08/09: Fueling Up on Low-Fat Foods/Favoring Fiber
6/15/09: Discovering Dairy Alternatives/Replacing Meat
6/22/09: Antioxidants and Phytochemicals/Maintaining a Healthy Weight
4) NATIONAL CONFERENCES
July 8 - 12 (Wed - Sun) or weekend-only package
Conference Center on the picturesque campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, PA.
The campus is a 650-acre mountaintop wildlife preserve.
Enjoy a learning vacation filled with activities, recreation, vegan food, and interesting people from all over. Learn from doctors, dietitians, chefs, authors, social activists, and other educators in a relaxed environment. Child-friendly activities make it a good family vacation, too.
Early discounts by 5/22 and 6/8
Taking Action for Animals
July 24 - 27, 2009 (Fri night - Monday)
Arlington VA (DC suburb)
Join seasoned animal activists and newcomers to animal protection. Outstanding presenters provide the latest ideas and tactics to take action for animals. The speaker roster is peppered with celebrities, humorists, and legislators. Be with hundreds of animal advocates who share a vision of a better world for people and animals alike. Monday is Lobby Day on Capitol Hill.
Early registration discount through June 19.
5) IF YOU WOULD LIKE A SMILE
If you like Jimmy Durante, dogs, cats, or smiles, this 60 second slide show set to music should help to bring you a smile:
I hope something here was useful to you!