December 14, 2022 In this feature by Enrich, a creative marketing agency serving businesses and organizations that help build healthier communities, learn how Plant Powered Metro New York is making healthy waves in our community, and how our partnership with the Lifestyle Building brings our work to life through social gatherings, learning events, and getting hands-on with plants in an urban garden.
How Our Grassroots Movement is Creating Change
July 6, 2022
Read how our community is advancing plant-powered health in the summer edition of VEGWORLD Magazine.In the article, Lianna Levine Reisner, Plant Powered Metro New York Network Director, shares how PPMNY builds awareness of the movement, makes education and resources accessible to our communities, and creates support for healthy food policies in NYC. Through our collective action, we're empowering people to change what's on their plates.
Empowering the Latinx Community with Plant-Based Nutrition
July 14, 2020, written by PPMNY Network Director Lianna Levine Reisner for VegFund In 2016, I spent four weeks fighting what felt like three or four consecutive viruses — long before the word “virus” was on everyone’s mind. When I spiked a fever in my final round of sickness, I knew my immune health was compromised. At the time, I hadn’t realized how very unwell I had been, but feeling so extremely sick made me think hard about who I was and who I wanted to be. I wanted to help everyone enjoy good health — not just me, but my husband, my kids, and my community. That experience started me on an exploration of nutrition that eventually led to the launch of Plant Powered Metro New York (PPMNY), a health movement that connects and empowers local communities through whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) nutrition. Read on...
Calling on Gov. Cuomo to Address COVID-19 with Nutrition
June 23, 2020
Leaders from Plant Powered Metro New York helped draft and signed onto this letter with other New York-state groups and the national organization PlantPure Communities, calling on Governor Cuomo to use nutrition to keep the curve of hospitalizations bent in response to COVID-19. Read the press release here.
We Stand in Solidarity
June 9, 2020
We stand in solidarity with our Black communities in response to ongoing injustices.
We're standing up for Black lives to breathe deeply and freely, literally and figuratively, liberated from physical brutality and hate, the stifling legacy of slavery, and the inflammatory diseases that block airways and arteries. Food justice, health justice, racial justice -- these are all intertwined.
This week, we reflected as a team from many different racial backgrounds and recommitted ourselves to the task of centering Black leadership in the whole food, plant-based (WFPB) movement and elevating Black voices in our work.
As we move into summer, we are humbled to offer you a screening of The Invisible Vegan documentary followed by a talk-back with filmmaker Jasmine Leyva, a conversation on race and gender with Black VegFest leaders Omowale Adewale and LoriKim Alexander, and a probe into racial health disparities with Milton Mills, MD. It is deeply important to us that our movement is responsive to the unique needs of people from many different cultures and lived experiences.
PPMNY Becomes Project of Center for Transformative Action
October 13, 2019 We are thrilled to announce that Plant Powered Metro New York is now a fiscally-sponsored project of the Center for Transformative Action (CTA), a 501(c)(3) organization based in Ithaca, NY, which supports change makers with the tools to build thriving, inclusive communities that work for everyone. Read more.
Plant Powered Metro New Yorkempowers people to find better health and overcome chronic disease through whole food, plant-based nutrition. We offer evidence-based education, resources, and support to catalyze awareness and dietary change throughout the New York metropolitan area. Plant Powered Metro New York, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (tax ID #83-4639916), incorporated in the state of New York.