August 30th Special Event & Newsletter: Earth Friendly Food Choices

Earthsave Newsletter: Earth Friendly Food Choices

Hi Earthsaver,

Here's great news about local events on plant-based nutrition and veg/vegan lifestyle in the Baltimore area! And a reminder that Earthsave's biggest annual event - a veg potluck and live talk "Latest News in Nutrition Research", featuring the wit and wisdom of physician and nutrition educator Michael Greger, MD, will happen at our new venue in Towson on Saturday night, August 30. This is an event you won't want to miss! Full details below and at Advance registration and payment is required!

Please note that all of Earthsave's monthly Veg Dinner Series events are now scheduled to be held at an exciting and much larger new venue - Towson Presbyterian Church, in the heart of Towson at 400 Chesapeake Avenue.

You might also like to join us this Tuesday night, August 26th, at the public library in Ellicott City for a free viewing of a stunning film called "Forks Over Knives", which gives a powerful assessment of the amazing preventive and healing effects of a whole food, plant-based diet.

Please join us when you can. We hope to see you soon!

Peace... Don Robertson

Saturday Night, August 30th, from 6-9 pm: SPECIAL EVENT at NEW LOCATION (((Advance Registration and Payment Required))) Veg potluck in TOWSON, and a live presentation “Dr. Greger’s Nutrition Research Update, 2014Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, author, nutrition researcher, and internationally acclaimed speaker. He serves as Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture with Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger's popular webpage provides a multitude of fascinating nutrition facts presented in short, often humorous, videos. Michael keeps up with the latest nutrition research and presents his annual updates with pizzazz and humor on DVD videos and live presentations. Hope to see you there!

TO REGISTER FOR SPECIAL EVENT: Registration fees are the same for members and guests for this Special Event, and all attendees must register and pay in advance. The attendance fee for those not bringing a dish to share is $15, and the fee for those bringing a dish made without animal products (to serve at least eight) is $5. Discounts are not in effect for members, children, or those who wish to attend presentation only. Register by sending your name(s), email address, and phone number with check or money order made payable to “Don Robertson”. Send to Earthsave Baltimore, 517 Talbott Ave., Lutherville, MD, 21093. More info at

NEW DINNER EVENT LOCATION: Earthsave monthly dinner events are usually held on the last Saturday at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W Chesapeake Ave. Towson, MD 21204. Directions and Parking info at Please RSVP and join us if you can!

Tuesday Night, August 26th, from 6:30 - 8:45 pm: Earthsave Baltimore and our friend Ken Shaffer will co-host a FREE SCREENING of the stunning documentary fiilm "Forks Over Knives", which examines the profound claim that the nearly all of the most common chronic diseases can be controlled or even reversed by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. Forks Over Knives focuses primarily on the careers of T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, the nutrition researchers whose work inspired President Clinton to shift to a total plant-based diet in order to reverse severe cardiovascular disease. 6:30 - 8:45 pm, Patapsco Room at the Miller Branch of Howard County Library, 9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042, Phone: (410) 313-1950. Please spread the word among friends and email contacts. Please RSVP (if possible) and join us if you can!

NEW DINNER EVENT LOCATION: Earthsave monthly dinner events are usually held on the last Saturday at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W Chesapeake Ave. Towson, MD 21204. Directions and Parking info at Please RSVP and join us if you can!

Thursday, Sept. 11th, from 7:30-9:30 pm, Baltimore film premier screening of "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret". This is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary that follows an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today, and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Watch the trailer for the documentary at the film's official website All attendees will included in a raffle to win money for your favorite animal charity. You will also have the opportunity to win a gift certificate to the Land Of Kush and Itunes gift cards. Tickets must be purchased online in advance at See Facebook event page at (Film includes one brief scene with graphic violence) Viewing to be followed by discussion. Hope to see you there!

Saturday Night, Sept. 27th - Earthsave Veg Dinner & "Fat Fight: The Debate Over Fats and Oils in a Whole Food, Plant-based diet" with Mark Rifkin, RD, in TOWSON. In Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's book "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease", the author suggests that liquid oils and high-fat whole plant foods, such as nuts and seeds, are risky at best, and dangerous at worst. Many whole-food advocates are passionate about his guidelines, and are recommending them to others. But is the picture Esselstyn drew as simple as that? Are all these foods risky or dangerous for heart health? In this presentation, Registered Dietitian Mark Rifkin will review the roles of fat in general and heart health, discuss the author's evidence and how the heart-healthy picture is a bit more complex than has been suggested. See details at

Saturday, Oct. 25th - VEGAN SOULFEST - This will be the premier event for Baltimore City's largest vegan festival, which will happen in the Downtown Cultural Arts Center, at 401 N. Howard Street in Baltimore, 21201, from from noon until 5 pm. Event will feature Speakers, Food Demos, Wonderful Vegan Food and food samples, Kids Activities, and more. Congratulations to event coordinators Naijha Wright, co-owner of the wonderful vegan restaurant The Land of Kush, on Eutaw Street, and to Brenda Sanders, who organizes the Vegan Support Meetup and volunteers for the Vegan Living Program. Learn more by visiting

MONTHLY VEG/VEGAN DISCUSSION GROUP MEETUPS are casual and include a variety of topics that support people in making healthier choices in diet and lifestyle.

Baltimore Vegetarian Meetup Group meets on first Sundays at 12:30 pm at the Mango Grove in Columbia, MD, which offers very tasty Indian cuisine. Their vegetarian buffet is very vegan friendly. The group welcomes all who would like to learn a healthier, sustainable, peaceful way of eating and living.

Baltimore Vegan Meetup Group gathers at Mr. Chan Szechuan restaurant in Pikesville, MD, on third Wednesdays at 7 pm. Mr. Chan’s menu offers a sumptuous variety with more tasty vegan options than any other local restaurant. Meetings attract a large group of friendly, supportive people.

Veganism Support Group Meetup schedules a variety of lectures and dinner events, including a monthly vegan potluck that's held on Friday evenings at Govens Presbyterian Church, on 5828 York Rd, in Baltimore, 21212. Learn more at

LEAFLETING OUTREACH are regularly organized by our friend Chris Dietrich, whose approach is very positive, courteous, and respectful. Chris distributes Earthsave Baltimore literature, which we are happy to provide. Chris would love to hear from you if you might like to join him, Vladimir, and others to help make an important difference for personal and planetary health and for animals. You can reach Chris at or by calling 443-261-9679. And we will be happy to provide you with Earthsave leaflets. Just give Don Robertson a call at 410-252-3043.

BALTIMORE VEGAN DRINKS hosts monthly social and dinner events in the Baltimore area that you might like to attend. See their event schedule at See Facebook event page at

VEGAN SEA CRUISE: Our friend Anne George has signed up for a vegan cruise called Holistic Holiday at Sea. It will happen March 14-21, 2015. See information at Sounds like a great vegan getaway! The video, reviews by past participants and list of speakers is what sold her on the cruise. She's looking for a roommate to share her cabin with a balcony. The cost is about $1800 plus RT airfare to Miami. As a single the rate is $3200! Ann is hooping to find a female in the group who might want to go. You may contact Anne at or call 443-831-7528.

PLEASE BRING EMPTY INKJET & TONER CARTRIDGES to Earthsave and Meetup events for recycling. Our nonprofit group is compensated for every cartridge we recycle. Thank you so much!

EARTHSAVE MEMBERSHIPS help us continue our important educational mission. Members receive a free 12-issue subscription to Vegetarian Times magazine. There are other benefits as well, including reduced attendance fees at our monthly dinner series. New members also get a free half-hour consultation with Registered Dietitian Mark Rifkin. Join Earthsave online at Or if you prefer, send a check made out to Don Robertson to 517 Talbott Ave., Lutherville, MD, 21093. Then Don will go online and sign you up, and you’ll be receive confirmation from our home office by email.

CONNECT with like-minded local people for discussion and support on FACEBOOK by joining Earthsave Baltimore group. We also host a very popular and active group called Earth Friendly Food Choices. You might like to join us at

FULL CALENDAR of EVENTS is available at, where you will find many other local events and resources that promote healthier eating and support people in adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet.

FOR MONTHLY EMAIL REMINDER of local events and free subscription to Earthsave's monthly email Newsletter, go to