Bay Area Vegetarians is a bay area wide group for vegans, vegetarians, veg*n-inclined and interested people to find community and support with like-minded folks. Our goal is to support and encourage the local veg*n community through our online bulletin board and email mailing list, and planned monthly events. In the community spirit, all of our events are organized by volunteers, and membership is free. Because of this, all communications are online via e-mail.
The SF Bay Area is a large region, with millions of people. Vegetarians and vegans are a very small percentage of that population. We saw a need for an organized community where everyone (vegans, pre-vegans, vegetarians, vegetarian-interested folks), regardless of why they became veg*n, could share news, ask questions, or otherwise find the camaraderie or support for their veg*n lifestyle. Despite our perhaps different motivations for embracing a veg*n lifestyle, we all share a dietary preference. Our e-mail mailing list is open to both individual members to post, and we encourage other local veg*n and AR organizations to promote their veg/AR events on our mailing list, too.
Event Calendar: http://www.bayareaveg.org/events.htm