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Meet Plant Based Neighbors: The Free, Pod Program.

Meetup Potluck Buffet

Join A Pod so you can socialize with others, in your area who eat a whole food, plant based diet.

There are a few ways to find people in your area.

Today I will discuss The Free, Pod Program.

WHAT IS THE POD PROGRAM?

The PlantPure Pod Program emerged out of the 2015 film (by author of “The China StudyT. Colin Campbell’s son Tom Campbell)  Plant Pure Nation – with the goal of creating and supporting a grassroots movement by empowering a network of independent local groups and people to promote the benefits of a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. The Pods are now under the umbrella of the nonprofit PlantPure Communities.

To date, over 70,000 people have signed up to participate and there are nearly 700 groups across the globe involved in the Pod Program.

Participation is free, and offers support and networking opportunities to everyone interested in learning, incorporating, advocating and practicing a whole food, plant-based lifestyle.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A POD?

Independent groups of like-minded people can join Pods to work together to spread the message of plant-based nutrition in their communities, as well as have fun and build friendships.

Pod members will educate people on the connections of a plant-based lifestyle to our health, the environment, farming, animal welfare, and food and health inequities.

The Pods’ purpose is not to compete with existing organizations but to enable people and organizations that have worked separately in the past to come together around the unifying idea of plant-based nutrition.

Your diet is not only what you eat, but the people with whom you associate.

Pods will use the Plant Pure Nation Film – Free on YouTube  community-building online tools and events, and other resources in their outreach efforts.

Consider checking out Find A Local Pod.

Just enter your zip code and you could be joining others in your area for things like whole food, plant based pot luck dinners, outings, guest speakers, movies and more!

Being a part of a POD gives you lots of  positive external feedback. 

When you are part of the group, you get great feelings thats you are on the right track and doing very positive things. When you are a member of the group it is very nice to share the same values about who it is that you are in your commitment to eating healthfully. Your identity as living healthfully is shared by everyone around you. This is how we get good esteem signals. It is a great feeling when you get positive feedback from others. Just the fact that you are there is a sign of your commitment. Getting respect from other people, because you’re surrounded by it, is a great feeling.

WFPB, nice folks at a Potluck Dinner

If there are no Pods in your area, consider

1. Creating a Pod.

It is a free service and you get your Pod listed on the Plant Pure Communities internet based registry.

2. Can’t find a POD, check out  other ways for you to socialize with others in your area who eat a whole food, plant based diet.

Meetup Group Shot March 2018

Are you a member of a Whole Food, Plant Based social group in your area?

If so, what is one of your best experiences with the group?

Please subscribe so that I know you would like to see more helpful information.

Also, check out the Be Green With Amy YouTube Channel! Here you will find lots of videos including recipe demos by our Green Star Pod members!

If you would like help to learn other ways to navigate this lifestyle, please contact me for a coaching session. I have learned many strategies, tips and hacks while coaching people since 2012. I would love to help you be successful as well.

Amy holds a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell

Be Strong, Be Well, and Be Green!

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