Local Meetup Groups
Area blogs/ email lists
- The Veracious Vegan
- Mimi Clark’s Vegan Cooking Classes
- DC Vegan
- By Any Greens Necessary
- Veg in DC
- DC Vegetarian
Nutrition and veg information
- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) ― diet information, nutrition information, vegetarian starter kits
- Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) ― restaurant guide, Vegetarian Journal
- Veg-friendly dietitians and/or nutritionists
National advocacy with local activities
- A Well-Fed World, with top 12 ways to eat green
- Compassion Over Killing and their vegetarian starter guide
- FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement), Great American Meatout, and their veg starter guide
- Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) publishes a Guide to Meat-Free Meals
- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and their Action Center
- Sierra Club’s True Cost of Food Campaign
Farmed animal sanctuaries
- Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, Poolesville, Md.
- Star Gazing Farm, Boyds, Md.
- Pigs, A Sanctuary, Shepherdstown, W.Va.
- Rikki’s Refuge Animal Sanctuary, Orange, Va.
- United Poultry Concerns, Machipongo, Va.
Although VSDC’s focus is the DC metropolitan area, VSDC is connected with the vegetarian movement in the United States and internationally.
VSDC is a member of the Vegetarian Union of North America (VUNA). VUNA is a regional council of the International Vegetarian Union, and therefore VSDC is also a member of IVU, founded in 1908. VSDC is a full (voting) member of both organizations. Anyone can become a non-voting member of VUNA and IVU.
VSDC is an independent affiliate of the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS), founded in 1974. Members of their affiliates qualify for half-price NAVS membership, which includes a subscription to their Vegetarian Voice magazine, a 10% discount on books and merchandise, and reduced price for their annual Vegetarian Summerfest conference.
VSDC is an approved member of the Green America Business Network, having passed all the requirements of their screening process as being a committed green organization, based on our social and environmental practices and policies. Green America members receive the National Green Pages.
Although VSDC is affiliated with those five organizations, we remain independent, answering only to our own members.