Welcome to Vegan Kalamazoo!
Vegan Kalamazoo provides a supportive social and learning environment for those following, or interested in, veganism or a plant-based diet within the greater Kalamazoo area. We seek to promote veganism by offering inclusive events and becoming a recognizable presence in the community.
Please check out our fun movies, book groups, social gatherings, Vegan 101 classes, and other fun events! All events are free / cheap and everyone is welcome!
We’re your friends and neighbors in Kalamazoo, Portage, Oshtemo, and surrounding communities. We love craft beer, the Broncos and Hornets, the Symphony, classic cars, South Haven beaches, and all the other great things about living in southwest Michigan. And we also love being vegan—which means we don’t eat foods or use other products derived from animals. We love it because it’s:
- Compassionate. If we can be healthy and happy without animals suffering and dying, that’s great!
- Eco-friendly. Animal agriculture devastates the environment. Locally, communities endure contaminated water and air. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) concluded that worldwide livestock farming generates 18% of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions — nearly 50% more than all forms of transportation.
- Healthy. Numerous studies show that vegans tend to live longer and healthier lives than meat-eaters. Nutritionfacts.org is a good source for detailed, scientifically-backed information.
Our brand new Community Spotlight video tells you a little more about us.
We’ve got some great events planned, and you’re invited! Whether you’re vegan, semi-vegan, vegetarian, or vegan-curious, please join us.
Join our mailing list by entering your email address in the box at the right. And check out our Meetup and Facebook pages, and feel free to email us! We always welcome your suggestions about our group and its events, and your questions about veganism!