VeggieFest Chicago Is What’s Happening This Weekend In Lisle, Illinois!



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Aug 15-16, 2015


Veggie Fest, one of the largest vegetarian food festivals in North America, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary this summer with another incredible weekend of family fun on August 15 & 16, 2015. The two-day festival, which drew record-breaking crowds of over 30,000 people from around the world last year, will be held in a new location this summer: Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle, IL 60532.

“We’re really excited for the new venue this year,” said event organizer Jonathan Kruger, “It’ll give us even more room to make our 10th Annual Veggie Fest bigger and better than ever.”




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Kate Strong — Attempts A New World Record To Inspire Conscious Living!


by Danielle Bussone


She’s at it again! World Champion Long-Distance Triathlete, Kate Strong, aka Strong Kate, is creating a conscious living/fitness event that will take place in Wales, Britain on Sunday, December 6, 2015. She will be attempting a Guiness world record for the most miles ever achieved in one hour on a stationery bicycle. The fact that Kate has never been on a stationery bicycle is entirely beside the point. I spoke with Kate about this curious endeavor. After all, she competes constantly in world championships, ironman competitions and the like. Why a world record on a stationery bicycle?


Kate Cycling

Kate Cycling


Society loves labels; like you’re a vegan, you’re a triathlete and that sort of pockets you in a place you can’t easily break free from. I realized there is more to life than living one or two labels and I didn’t want to start limiting myself. Yet, part of my journey and my passion is to inspire others to live more consciously through positive change in their own lives. The way I do that is by attempting what most people think is impossible.


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VOAA Welcomes New Writer Michael Wilkins To Our Team!


Veggin’ Out and About! is delighted to introduce a new staff writer to our team. Michael Wilkins has learned the power of plants the hard way. Living for over two decades with Hepatitis C and discovering he now had liver cancer, Michael turned to plant-based nutrition to restore his health. Plant-strong over a year now, the results have been nothing short of miraculous.

Read his story and join us in welcoming Michael to our restaurant review team! — Danielle Bussone, Editor


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Save a Husky and Save Yourself — Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida Will Help You Find A Forever Friend!


Contributed by Janet C, SHRF Volunteer Cooridinator, with Debi K, SHRF President. Segments aslo taken directly from SHRF website. 

 I am Janet C., and I am The Volunteer Coordinator for Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida, Inc. I joined the rescue in 2005 when I adopted my own red and white Siberian Husky, Ranger. As Volunteer Coordinator, I process the volunteer applications which we receive, contact the new volunteers, and help them find and understand the areas where their talents will be most useful.


Watching u 2008


The adoption story of my own Siberian Husky, Ranger, began in early 2005 when he was found in NE Florida. He was taken to a kill-shelter where he was evaluated. After evaluation, it was determined that Ranger was food aggressive. It was decided by the shelter staff that Ranger would either be euthanized or could only be saved by a rescue. That is where SHRF came in to save him. Ranger was pulled from the kill shelter in February of 2005 and I adopted him two weeks later with the understanding that he would need and receive training from a certified behavioral specialist. (more…)

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Richmond Vegetarian Festival Celebrates Its Lucky 13th Anniversary, June 20th at Bryan Park!


by Danielle Bussone




Celebrating their 13th year, Richmond Vegetarian Festival, one of the most happening vegfests in the country is less than THREE WEEKS away, June 20th, from 12-6pm. Richmond Vegetarian festival boasts thousands of visitors each year at the shaded  grounds of  Bryan Park and the numbers just keep growing. One hundred plus vendors will be nestled among trees in the dappled oasis of the park’s Azalea Gardens where great food and entertainment for the entire family can be leisurely enjoyed at this FREE event! Mike Goldberg (of WTVR-CBS6) will be the ever-popular Master of Ceremonies. Even your pets are welcome!


Pet and Kid Friendly Atmosphere!



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Danielle Bussone Donates Book Profits To PlantPure Nation Kickstarter Campaign Through May 14!


Through May 14th, Danielle Bussone is donating 100% of the profits from the sale of her book, Time For Change: Whole Foods For Whole Health! to T. Colin Campbell’s and his son, Nelson Campbell’s, Kickstarter campaign for their important new documentary  PlantPure Nation.


Time For Change Cover for Brochure


To date the Kickstarter campaign has received $107,075 towards it’s goal of $150,000.  While that is a healthy start, there are only 16 days left to obtain an additional $42,925 to reach their target of $150,000. The project will only be funded if the entire goal is met by May 14, 11:41 am Eastern Daylight Time. (more…)

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