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March 7, 2019

Plant Powered Community,

Each of us has been privileged to lead a local group that is part of PlantPure Communities’ Pod Network serving the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island. We have been operating as independent groups bringing education about whole food, plant-based (WFPB) nutrition to our respective areas while providing support and motivation to those seeking to live a healthier lifestyle.

We are excited to announce that we have come together to create a collaborative presence in the New York metropolitan area by launching Plant Powered Metro New York. Working under one banner, our mission is to catalyze the local WFPB movement by connecting and empowering a diverse network of community members and influencers who, in turn, bring greater exposure to the dramatic health benefits of a WFPB lifestyle. We aim to train, support, and resource more leaders at the neighborhood and metro-wide levels to reach deeper impact than we can achieve operating alone.

As we get PPMNY off the ground, you will see changes to our individual groups as we begin to develop a shared brand and a new way of operating together.

First, our website, builds off the website developed by Plant Powered Manhattan and will further become a resource for all of you over time in identifying local resources that promote health through WFPB nutrition. There, you will find a full overview of what PPMNY is all about.

Second, we have launched a PPMNY social media presence to share more about our work. We will continue to maintain place-specific Facebook groups or pages for online exchange. Join us or follow us at:

Third, we have begun to bring more capable volunteers onto our team who have so much to offer our movement on the ground. We’re looking to support people working in specific neighborhoods or towns, with specific demographics, or in an educational or project-related capacity. Reach out to us if you think this kind of work is for you!

In the near future, we will be bringing our mailing lists together to have a stronger voice in the metro area. We will begin to experiment with region-wide and targeted emails to help each of you find ways to deepen your learning, continue your journey to health, and find your niche in our movement.

If you, like us, see the potential for our movement to reach greater impact through PPMNY’s effort, please let us know if you would like to make a significant financial contribution to help us effectively coordinate this network.

We are excited at what the future holds and thank you for joining us!

In health,

Mitchell Castell, Long Island PlantPure
Lynn Diamond, Plant Powered Manhattan
Lianna Levine Reisner, Plant Powered Manhattan
Enrica Sacca, Plant Powered Queens
Rogier van Vlissingen, Plant-Based DaBronx

 


PlantPure Communities Pod Network BadgePlant Powered Metro New York is catalyzing the local movement for virbrant health through whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) nutrition. As a grassroots, volunteer-led collective, we are an independent member organization of the PlantPure Communities Pod Network.

Visit us at www.plantpoweredmetrony.org.

Our mailing address is Plant Powered Metro New York, PO Box 20771, New York NY 10025

 

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