July 31, 2019 - Welcome to the Pod Network! Webinar

If you are passionate about a plant-based lifestyle, we invite you to watch this webinar to learn how you can start a “Pod” – a local community group which is part of the PlantPure Communities Pod Network! You will hear from two experienced Group Leaders who share inspirational stories about their Pods, find out about the support the PlantPure Communities (PPC) team provides, and receive answers to audience questions. The Pod Network includes hundreds of groups in over 20 countries with more than 200,000 people connected. Take a step toward becoming a part of it by watching this webinar, and then consider starting or joining a Pod in your community so we can expand the plant-based grassroots movement together!

Read more about Pods at plantpurecommunities.org/plantpurepods.

March 6, 2019 - Grow Your Own Fruit and Veggies Webinar 2019

On March 6, 2019, PlantPure Communities and the Square Foot Gardening Foundation (SFGF) hosted a webinar for everybody sharing step-by-step information about growing your own food using the Square Foot Gardening Method. The SFGF gave a special presentation and PPC unveiled additional resources to help individuals and communities get growing!

Learn more:

PPC Gardening Toolkit: https://plantpurecommunities.org/gardening-toolkit/

The Square Foot Gardening Foundation: https://squarefootgardening.org/

February 12, 2019 - Changing How Healthcare is Delivered in America

On February 12, 2019, we were excited to share the launch of a physician-supported, community-based model to bring the message of plant-based nutrition into underserved communities! Watch the recording to hear about how PPC’s partnership with SOMOS Community Care will validate and then scale a model that has the potential of changing how healthcare is delivered in America! This live webinar featured Nelson Campbell, founder of PlantPure Communities, and Dr. Diego Ponieman, Chief Medical Officer of SOMOS Community Care. They introduced and explained the partnership and then answered audience questions!

January 23, 2019 - An Evening with a Plant-based Doctor: Introducing Dr. Benjamin Ha

On January 23, 2019, PlantPure Communities held a live virtual event with Dr. Benjamin Ha, PPC’s newest board member. Dr. Ha discussed his whole food, plant-based approach to primary care and answered many questions about nutrition, how to talk to your doctor, and more.

There were also several exciting announcements: a course giveaway for the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate, and two upcoming webinars on February 12th and March 6th, both @7pm ET.

November 1, 2018 - Press Conference Livestream

On November 1st, 2018, PlantPure Communities held a Press Conference in New York City announcing a Coalition-Building Initiative that is part of the Food-Climate Connection Campaign. Watch the recording of the Press Conference and visit the Campaign webpage to learn more about the Coalition-Building Initiative and how you can help build the Coalition.

November 1, 2018 - PlantPure Communities Party with a Purpose

November 1st, 2018, was another milestone day for PPC. First, with the official launch of the Food-Climate Connection Campaign at a Press Conference, and then with our Party With a Purpose celebration of all that has been accomplished — with the help of our donors, Pod members, nonprofit partners and others. Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD, author of The China Study and Whole, made a special educational presentation; Nelson Campbell, the founder of PlantPure Communities, shared his insights on the grassroots movement; and we were delighted that Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams joined us for a presentation

Please visit our YouTube page for videos of both the Food-Climate Campaign Press Conference and the Party with a Purpose presentations.

August 8, 2018 - The Food-Climate Connection

On August 8, 2018, a live virtual event was held with the PlantPure Communities team, Nelson Campbell, PPC Founder and Board Chair, and Peter Lehner, Senior Strategic Advisor at Earthjustice. There was a moderated discussion about the impacts of our food choices on climate, where these two leaders set the stage for future conversations between environmental and nutrition advocates. To learn more about the Food-Climate Connection Initiative please visit our webpage where you can find the Resource Sheet, and watch the video recording of the online event!

June 19, 2018 - Making a Difference on College Campuses Webinar

We introduced the Pods on Campus Toolkit with a live virtual event held on June 19, 2018, with the PlantPure Communities team! This Toolkit provides a framework for bringing the health message of a plant-based lifestyle to students, staff, and faculty on campuses everywhere. It is crucial that young people – the future leaders of our world – increase their knowledge about this important information for society’s health and the environment. If you are a college student, work at a college, know students in college, or believe that millenials are crucial to the movement, please join in! Updates on the Restaurant Campaign and the Get Growing Gardening initiative were also included.

April 25, 2018 - Let's Build Healthy, Sustainable Communities! Webinar

A live virtual event was held on April 25, 2018, with the PlantPure Communities team! We discussed how everyone can participate in the latest community initiatives. There were updates on the Restaurant Campaign – adding plant-based, oil-free dishes to restaurant menus; the Oasis Program – bringing healthier options to underserved and food desert communities; the “Get Growing” Initiative – starting a sustainable, organic Square Foot Garden to grow your own food; and more!

March 13, 2018 - Grow your own Fruit and Veggies Webinar

On March 13, 2018, PPC held a webinar to unveil the new Gardening Toolkit! Learn how to create a Square Foot Garden, start meaningful gardening initiatives in your community, support local farmers, and more. Dig in with PlantPure Communities and the Square Foot Gardening Foundation!

February 6, 2018 - Facebook Live Call - Restaurant Campaign Wave Challenge

On February 6, 2018, PPC held a webinar to introduce our first Restaurant Campaign Challenge – The Winter Wave – open to Pod members, other groups and individuals. To learn more about “The Wave” please see our Action Sheet: The Restaurant Campaign Winter Wave 2018 Challenge located in the Restaurant Campaign Toolkit and watch the recording of the online event!

January 18, 2018 - Webinar with Dr. T. Colin Campbell

Webinar with T. Colin Campbell, PhD, took place on January 18, 2018, primarily organized for Group Leaders in the PlantPure Communities Pod Network. Dr. Campbell made an educational presentation on “Sharing the Health Message” and he discussed steps to help get the word out about plant-based nutrition. PPC staff shared new developments with the PPC Restaurant Campaign. PPC thanks the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies for hosting this Webinar for us. You can watch the recording any time on PPC’s YouTube channel!

November 30, 2017 - Party with a Purpose Celebration

November 30th was a milestone day for PPC. First, with the official launch of the PlantPure Communities Restaurant Campaign at a Press Conference, and then with our Party with a Purpose celebration of all that has been accomplished – with the help of our donors, Pod members, nonprofit partners, and others – in less than two years. Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD, author of The China Study and Whole, made a special educational presentation; Nelson Campbell, the founder of PlantPure Communities, shared his insights on the grassroots movement; and we were delighted that 4-time NBA champion and vegan advocate John Salley joined us and brought his authenticity and warmth to the day’s events. Please visit our YouTube page for videos of both the Restaurant Campaign Press Conference and the Party with a Purpose presentations.

November 16, 2016 - The Launch of PlantPure Communities

Group Photo 1The official launch of PPC took place on November 16th in New York City. PPC Founder Nelson Campbell conducted the program, which included a terrific line-up of speakers including Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Kim Campbell, Alex Brown, Dr. Michael Hollie, and Jenny Miller. Moving testimonials were shared about how a plant-based diet has changed lives for the better. Three of PPC’s founding board members – Jim Courage, Paula Branson, and Nelson Campbell – were honored for their vision and leadership. Members of the PPC staff appreciated the opportunity to connect in person with people from the PlantPure community and were grateful for the volunteers who helped out, many of whom belong to the PPC Pod groups in the Northeast. Check out photos from the Launch event on the PPC Facebook page. 

I loved the presentations, the food was divine, and of course it is always great to mingle and meet new friends who share our passion for the health and well-being of people, animals, and the planet. The speakers provided me and others who are new to the PlantPure family with a solid idea of the organization’s goals and foci. It was engaging and inspiring.” Anna Marandi, attendee at the Launch event

November 15, 2016 - Pills, Procedures, or Plants: An Educational Event

Centered around how the food you eat can improve your health, protect the environment, and save the animals, this event’s goal was to help Long Island change for the better!

The nonprofit PlantPure Communities worked with the Long Island PlantPure Pod and the Cinema Arts Centre to hold an exciting educational event on November 15, 2016, focused on the power of whole food, plant-based nutrition as a way to prevent and reverse disease. The event featured lauded nutrition specialist and author of The China StudyDr. T. Colin Campbell, a keynote speech from Nelson Campbell, and a cooking demonstration led by Kim Campbell. Other highlights included a discussion about the impact of our food choices on the environment, led by J. Morris Hicks, author of Healthy Eating, Healthy World, as well as a Recovery Panel of people sharing their personal stories, and a lecture about animal rights.