2018 NY Vegan Living Program

The Sustainability Institute at Molloy University invites you to the 2018 NY Vegan Living Program from June 2, 2018 to June 30, 2018 at the Molloy University Suffolk Center, 7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY 11735.

Want to go vegan, but need some help and support? Be a Vegan Pledge in the 2018 New York Vegan Living Program! The Vegan Living Program (VLP) is a FREE educational program that covers the how's and whys of living vegan, including the ethical and environmental considerations of veganism, nutrition, cooking, meal planning, and living vegan in a not-yet-vegan world.Sustainability Institute Communications Director, Demo Maratos

Participants pledge to live vegan for the duration of the program, with the help of volunteer Vegan Coaches and our educational program. Pledges receive a binder full of resources and recipes, and a goody bag of free vegan stuff to make the transition easier and more fun! Most classes are free and open to the public, so no one misses out on the valuable info.

It's clear that more and more of us are interested in addressing animal exploitation, tackling climate change, and concerned about our own health. In fact, according to search engine giant Google, the search interest for "vegan" is on the rise, increasing 32 percent in recent years. Whatever your motivation, the Vegan Living Program is designed to provide you with the support you need, and to build a community of like-minded individuals.

The Vegan Living Program originated and has been held with overwhelming success for the past eight years in Baltimore, MD by Open the Cages Alliance. This will be the fifth year that the VLP is offered on Long Island. The Sustainability Institute at Molloy University and Open the Cages Alliance are teaming up again to make the 2018 NY VLP the best one yet! Join us for this life-changing program!

Registration and Ways to get Involved

Must be vegan for at least one year to be a Vegan Coach. First-time Coaches, please see Orientation info on registration form!

  • Interested in veganism, but not ready to pledge?

Come to the educational sessions! (Only Pledges & Coaches must pre-register.)

  • Volunteer

Help us promote the VLP, or lend a hand at the program itself. Contact Sustainability Institute Communications Director, Demo Maratos at 516.323.4510 or dmaratos@molloy.edu.

Schedule: Held on consecutive Saturdays, June 2, 2018 - June 30, 2018. The Vegan Living Program sessions listed below are 100% required attendance for Vegan Pledges and Coaches. The educational sessions are open to everyone, but to be a Pledge or Coach you must attend all five!

  • June 2, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Coach/Pledge Intros & Introduction to Veganism, Cooking Demos
  • June 9, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Vegan Nutrition with Registered Dietitian, Kerri Foxhill
  • June 16, 2 p.m. -5 p.m.: The Environment & Living Vegan FAQs
  • June 23, 2 p.m. -5 p.m.: Field Trip to Skylands Animal Sanctuary
  • June 30, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Graduation Celebration

All sessions except June 23rd will be held at the Molloy University Suffolk Center, 7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY 11735. On June 23 we will take a field trip to Skylands Animal Sanctuary in Wantage, New Jersey. Sessions held at Molloy University Suffolk Center are free. However, a $10 per person donation to Skylands Animal Sanctuary is requested for the tour. Donations go directly towards feeding and care for the sanctuary animals.

2017 NY Vegan Living Program


"If you're considering veganism for health, for the environment and/or for the animals the Vegan Living Program is definitely for you. The VLP provides you with invaluable resources including your very own coach to ensure a smooth transition, all while meeting other like minded people." William Bianco, Molloy Senior Nursing Student, participated in 2015, 2016, and 2017 Vegan Living Program.

"I recommend this excellent program to anyone who is interested in learning more about the vegan perspective. The presentations are informative and practical. Myths are dispelled here. Yes, it is possible to get enough protein on a vegan diet, and vegan food can be delicious! More importantly, people who care about the impact they have on their fellow beings, and on the environment, come together to explore the possibilities for change." Pamela Kenley-Meschino Molloy Writing Center Coordinator, participated in 2015, 2016, and 2017 Vegan Living Program.

"The vegan living program truly validated that being vegan is for me. I became vegan for health reasons, but now I am vegan for so much more. The VLP open my eyes to the different benefits of veganism, such as the animals, environment, world hunger, etc. Having a coach as well as the weekly events was so encouraging and helpful. I definitely recommend this program. I learned so much that will benefit me for a lifetime." Alina Davis - Molloy Speech Language Pathology Graduate, participated in 2016 Vegan Living Program.

Pictures from the 2017 NY Vegan Living Program

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The Sustainability Institute
7180 Republic Airport Farmingdale, New York 11735