Veg Week comes to Ann Arbor April 22-28
The proclamation read, in part: "I, John Hieftje, Mayor of Ann Arbor, do hereby proclaim April 22-28, 2013, as Ann Arbor Veg Week, and encourage residents to participate in choosing plant-based foods as a way to protect their health, the planet and animals."
Participants in Veg Week are encouraged to pledge to eat only vegetarian or vegan foods for one week, and can elect to receive a daily email with recipes, tips and meal ideas.
Local organizers have scheduled events each day of Veg Week across the city, beginning with a joint appearance by Mayor Hieftje and former Detroit Pistons star John Salley at Downtown Home and Garden (210 S. Ashley St.) on Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
Other events include a film screening, grocery store tours, cooking demonstrations, and a vegan potluck. A full listing can be found on the Ann Arbor Veg Week website.