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Plant Powered Community,

This summer, we hope you'll take the opportunity to introduce your friends and family to whole food, plant-based nutrition through one of many programs we're hosting around the city. If you're looking for meaningful ways to engage in our movement, check out the notices below about leadership, particularly our new Network Operations position.


It's summer, and that means lots of... ice cream?? But think again -- it isn't just an innocuous treat. Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, writes in his book The Cheese Trap:

"Dairy products affect hormone functions in many ways, directly and indirectly.... Estrogens are in milk when it comes from the cow and when you pour it on your cereal. They won't show up in milk advertisements or appear on the package label.... you're getting traces of hormones that surge during a cow's pregnancy.... [Women] who averaged just one-half to one serving of high-fat dairy products on a daily basis were 20% more likely to die of breast cancer, compared with those having little or no high-fat dairy products. And for women who consumed slightly more...the risk of dying of breast cancer was 49% higher.

"Researchers at the University of Rochester looked at the effects on men.... It turned out that those eating the most dairy products, especially cheese and other fatty dairy products, were more likely to have abnormal sperm.... The men who had the most cheese had a 28% lower sperm concentration, compared with men having less than about half a serving per day." (pg. 60-62)

He goes on to say that further issues with dairy include its contribution to our overall body fat, noting that body fat increases hormonal activity, while foods with fiber (only plant foods) help to eliminate excess hormones.



Hands together
Reclaim Your Health with a Plant-Based Lifestyle
Monday, August 5 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
with Diane A. Thompson, MD, FACLM & PPMNY mentors
Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street (Brooklyn Heights)
Register here; FREE


Whole Food, Plant-Based Supper at Neerob
TONIGHT! Tuesday, June 25 | 9:00 PM
Neerob Restaurant, 2096 Starling Avenue (Parkchester)
Register here, $17

Communal Meal Prep
Saturday, July 20 | 3:00 - 5:30 PM
St. Helena's School, 1315 Olmstead Avenue (Parkchester)
Register here, $17


Plant-based bowl of food
Plant Powered Network Night in Jersey City
NEXT WEEK! Tuesday, July 2 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street (Jersey City)


Dr. Shivam Joshi
Fighting Kidney Disease with a Plant-Based Diet + Rethinking Keto Diets
TONIGHT! Tuesday, June 25 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
with Shivam Joshi, MD
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave (Upper West Side)

Feeling Young at Any Age: The Power of Nutrition for Health

Friday, July 12 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM
with Jessica Krant, MD, MPH, FACLM & Lianna Levine Reisner, PPMNY Network Director

National Council of Jewish Women - New York, 241 W. 72nd Street (Upper West Side)
No registration required; FREE

Plant Powered Network Night in Midtown Manhattan

Monday, July 15 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Alchemy Space Salon, 119 W. 23rd Street, #710 (Chelsea)


Colorful veggies
Transform Your Health! A Health Empowerment Series

TOMORROW! Wednesday, June 26 | 7:00 PM
Repeats the final Wednesday of each month, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Institute, 23-20 Newtown Avenue (Astoria)
Register here; $25 for entire series

Plant City storefront
Summer Road Trip to Plant City, Providence

Saturday, June 29 | morning departure

RSVP here; for details, please contact Enrica Sacca, PPMNY Queens Organizer

Christina Chan farming
Family Farming Workshop
Friday, July 26 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM
with Christina Chan, farmer and educator for Randall's Island Park Alliance
PPMNY-Queens "Farm" at 30th Avenue and 42nd Street (Astoria)
Register here; $10/family

Check out our events calendar on our website, where we post additional health-oriented events in and around the city.


Eating for Longevity and Lifelong Health: Lecture + Culinary Demo 
Wednesday, July 10 | 7:30 - 9:00 PM
with Chef Robert Graham, MD
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue (Upper West Side)
Register here; $45 -- use our 10% off discount code PLANT10



Jumpstart cooking demo
21-Day Plant-Powered Jumpstart participants learn knife skills and more with PPMNY Culinary Educator Carole Levy at JCC Manhattan.

Plant-Powered Families in the Bronx
Dietitian Karin Gibson talks about childhood diet and health at our Plant-Powered Families event in the South Bronx.


Seeking an Experienced Nonprofit Operations Professional
Have you run a nonprofit before and know how to succeed in a start-up environment? PPMNY would like to engage an operations manager to help us get started as a nonprofit, with the potential for this to grow into a salaried position. Please review the job description here and submit your application according to the instructions.

Seeking a Peer Mentorship Organizer
If you want to make a difference and have great organizational and people skills, we're looking for someone to coordinate our peer mentorship program, matching those who need support with those who know the ropes of a healthy, plant-based lifestyle. This is a volunteer position requiring 5-10 hours/month and working remotely. Contact Lianna to discuss the opportunity!

We're changing the paradigm in our communities by raising up the power of food as medicine in preventing and fighting chronic disease. Get involved in this movement by:

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In health,

Lianna Levine Reisner, Network Director
and the entire team at PPMNY


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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