Vegetarian Society of DC



Several nonprofits in the national capital region (DC, MD, VA) support our philosophy.

Vegetarian Society of the District of Columbia

VSDC has many local free social gatherings and outreach activities each month — see our event calendar. VSDC's events include potlucks, book discussions, restaurant visits, and gatherings for the singles and GLBT communities.

Local Meetup Groups

Area blogs/ email lists

Nutrition and veg information

National advocacy with local activities

Farmed animal sanctuaries

VSDC affiliates

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 a Vegan Information Point for the American Vegan Society (AVS), founded in 1960. AVS membership includes a subscription to American Vegan magazine.

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.

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