Veg Fest  2017

                                                  Exploring Vegan Living



Join MAC at our 13th Annual Veg Fest this June 3rd!  11am to 3pm

                                              East End Community School ~ Portland, Maine

Every June animal and vegetable lovers gather in Portland for this special one-day event.  In addition to an intriguing lineup of speakers, our Veg Fest features vegan food, local exhibitors & vendors, and a raffle.


Guest Speakers:

                                                           Valerie Giguere P.E.


                       “Food Choices and your Nitrogen Footprint!”   11:15 AM

Most of us are aware of the term carbon footprint, but not many of us are aware of our nitrogen footprint.  Nitrogen pollution is serious problem in the environment, and it might be a surprise as to how much our food choices play a role in our individual contribution of excess nitrogen in the environment and the damage it’s doing.


               Karen Coker and Kirsten Scarcelli, Founders of Plant IQ


                        “Thriving on a Whole-Food, Plant- Based Diet”   1:00 PM

This talk covers the why, the what, and the how-to of eating a whole food, plant-based diet. The scientific research that provides evidence that this way of eating is beneficial for health and longevity will be covered in brief, as well as the key physicians and researchers who have contributed to the research. You’ll learn about the foods that make up a whole-food, plant-based diet and some of the common myths about this way of eating. You’ll also learn practical tips on how to transition and find support and be directed toward the best online resources, book, and cookbooks.  


                                              Casey Taft Ph.D., Co-Founder of    


   “Tips for Navigating Relationships, Wellness and Everyday Life as an

                                              Animal Advocate”   2:00 PM

In addition to his work managing Vegan Publishers, Casey is Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. He is an internationally recognized researcher in the areas of trauma and the family, winning prestigious awards for his work from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and scientific reports, and has consulted with the United Nations on preventing violence and abuse globally. He sees the prevention of violence towards animals as a natural extension of this work.