We Need You to Help Stop Factory Farming in MI
Factory farms mistreat animals by the millions. They reduce the quality of life and increase health problems for communities that live near them. They pollute our air, land, and water. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), livestock is responsible for putting more methane in the atmosphere than any other industrial sector, including oil and gas. Instead of dismantling this broken system, fossil fuel companies and industrial agriculture are joining forces to sell us a greenwashing nightmare. They are asking Michigan lawmakers to spend taxpayer dollars to build anaerobic digesters on factory farms to capture the methane and refine it into "renewable" natural gas. This horrible idea will only capture a portion of the methane, and will still result in burning natural gas and releasing CO2 into the atmosphere. In the last two years, Michigan has been the largest center of manure digester development outside of California. If we don't fight back, factory farming will increase in Michigan. Please watch the video to learn more about factory farms and biogas. The biogas portion starts at the 20-minute mark. Also, contact Governor Whitmer and please register for our January 11 (6pm) Zoom meeting.
Important Volunteer Information
We appreciate our volunteers very much, and are currently making improvements to better organize our volunteer program. We are now using Volgistics to manage information and scheduling! If you are an existing volunteer, meaning you have worked at least one volunteer shift, please fill out this form to add your information to the system. We are also asking that all existing volunteers select an orientation date on the form to ensure you have the most current information. If you are new and interested in joining the volunteer team, or have any questions, please email our volunteer coordinator Katie at katie@vegmichigan.org. Thank you, and happy 2024!
Huge Free Food Giveaway from Wicked Kitchen
VegMichigan has partnered with Wicked Kitchen for a huge food giveaway. Everyone reading this is welcome to come by the VegMichigan office to pick up any five items from a huge selection of Wicked Kitchen products. As an added bonus, VegMichigan paid members can take home three additional items. Products include frozen pizza, burrito bowls, noodle cups, mac & cheese, and much more! This is a great opportunity to try Wicked Kitchen's products. You can pick up items on Friday January 5, or Thursday, January 11, from 2pm until 6pm each day at our office. Mark your calendar, don't miss it! Contact tom@vegmichigan.org if you have any questions. Become a VegMichigan member here and get three bonus items. 

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Farmington Hills, MI 48335
2024 Vegan Tours & Retreats
Get ready to dive into a world of plant-powered wonders with Veggies Abroad! Join the veggie tribe for an extraordinary array of adventures – from the thrill of an African safari to the enchantment of snorkeling in crystal-clear waters and beyond.
Join Us for Pizza and a Presentation at Canton Library
Eating to Improve Your Health and Protect the Environment 
Join VegMichigan on Thursday, January 18, at 6:30pm at Canton Public Library to learn how you can make small changes to your diet that will benefit your health, protect the environment, and improve animal welfare while still enjoying foods you love. We will share practical tips on how to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, and you will also have the opportunity to sample delicious plant-based pizza and salad from Toarmina’s in Canton.

January Events
Click on the links below for details and check out our event calendar for the full list.
Saturday, January 6, 1pm-3pm

Sunday, January 14, 12:30pm-1pm

Tuesday, January 16, 6:30pm-8pm
Wednesday, January 17, 11am-1pm

Thursday, January 18, 6:30pm-8pm

Sunday, January 21

Tuesday, January 23, 6pm-7:30pm

Monday, January 29, 6:30pm-7pm
Enter This Month's Raffle
Congratulations to the winners of last month's raffle! The answer was: Peace To All Living Beings. Sheri Giardini won a gift card to Blondie's, Danielle Carlton won a gift card to Honest John's, Zee Nicholas won a gift card to Miss Kim, and Jodie Lavercombe won a gift card to Rare Bird Brewpub. For this month's raffle, you'll have a chance to win a $25 e-gift card to one of the following restaurants.
Anita's Kitchen (Detroit, Ferndale, Lake Orion)

Cinnaholic (Ann Arbor)
To enter the raffle, solve the word scramble below and email your answer and one gift card preference to raffle@vegmichigan.org. Those with the correct answer will be entered into a raffle drawing for the e-gift card of their choice. Winners will be announced in the February newsletter. Good luck!
New Sustainable VegMichigan Shirts Available Soon
We're working on restocking our inventory in our online store to include lots of new options. All shirts will now be organic cotton and USA-made for a more sustainable selection. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks to see all the options available and order yours! And, if you become a member or renew at the $50 level or higher, you can choose a shirt as your member gift.
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