Vegetarian Union of North America

About VUNA

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The Vegetarian Union of North America (VUNA) is a network of vegetarian groups throughout the U. S. and Canada. Membership is open to groups and individuals. As a regional council of the International Vegetarian Union, VUNA serves as a liaison with the worldwide vegetarian movement, and VUNA members are also considered members of the International Vegetarian Union (IVU).

VUNA was formed in Toronto in 1987 by the member organizations of the International Vegetarian Union in North America. It has helped to promote Regional Conferences in Toronto, Ontario (1987), Arcata, California (1989), Denver, Colorado (1991), Portland, Oregon (1993), and San Diego, California (1995). It has also helped to further the formation of local groups by publication and distribution of the Guide for Local Groups, which was first printed in 1988.

Our mission is: To promote a strong, effective, cooperative vegetarian movement throughout North America.

Our goals are:

  • To support the formation and development of local and other organizations promoting vegetarianism in all regions.
  • To promote communication, cooperation, and mutual assistance in the vegetarian movement.
  • To represent all segments of the vegetarian community and to manifest their diversity.
  • To promote effective and responsible presentation of issues related to vegetarianism.
  • To develop and support vegetarian lifestyles of communities, families, and individuals.

For more information about our current projects, or to join, write to us at this address:

Vegetarian Union of North America
P.O. Box 9710
Washington, DC 20016, USA
email: vuna@ivu.org


How to Join VUNA


Past VUNA biennial meetings:

  • 1987: VUNA was founded at "Vegetarianism -- A Taste of Tomorrow" a conference organized by the Toronto Vegetarian Association in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1989: Arcata, California, USA - organized and co-sponsored by the American Vegan Society
  • 1991: Denver, Colorado, USA - co-sponsored by the American Vegan Society and the Vegetarian Society of Colorado
  • 1993: Portland, Oregon, USA - co-sponsored by the American Vegan Society and Portland Vegetarians
  • 1995: International Vegan Festival, San Diego - jointly organized by the American Vegan Society and Vegans International
  • 1997: VegFest DC - jointly organized with the Vegtarian Society of the District of Columbia

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