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Free Sustainability Event at Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ- The volunteers at the Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society (MAVS) are hosting a free vegan potluck and presentation led by Theresa Lam, who has worked as a formulations chemist and a certified middle school science teacher. The event will take place at Monmouth University’s Magill Commons Club Dining Room on Sunday, March 30 at 1 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

During the presentation, Lam will discuss society’s ability to choose resources that will leave a safe and productive environment for future generations, rather than cause future harm. “We can all drive the market to create a system that supports vibrant homes, communities and regional ecosystems by taking actions that encourage sustainable choices in food system, energy use, waste reduction and water conservation.”

Our environment is currently being challenged by unsustainable practices, Lam explained, such as land erosion from unsustainable practices, the production of excess waste, the misuse of water supply and the current lack of energy resources. Lam believes that we are ethically responsible for shifting our actions to allow future generations to not just survive, but to thrive.

Individuals who wish to attend the presentation and potluck are encouraged to contribute a vegan dish. Anyone interested in attending can RSVP by emailing Mary Harris at To learn more about MAVS, please visit or visit their Facebook.

The Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society is a non-profit, non-sectarian educational organization. MAVS promotes healthy lifestyle and diet options and compassionate living. The organization also provides numerous educational resources to inform the public about the advantages of vegetarian diets. The organization features nutrition experts, health-care professionals, animal rights advocates, discussions on ethical and environmental issues to promote the organization’s educational mission and goals.