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The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii is a not-for-profit volunteer organization founded in 1990 to promote human health, animal rights, and protection of the environment by means of vegetarian education. It's among the largest vegetarian/vegan societies in the nation. Join us!

Once a month we present a lecture or cooking demonstration. All lectures are free and open to the public. Your membership and donations help us continue bringing extraordinary and inspiring speakers to you every month. Members also receive a monthly event calendar and discounts at many veg-friendly restaurants and health food stores.

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Watch VSH lectures online

Watch VSH lectures online:
Drs. Michael Greger, John McDougall, T. Colin Campbell, Jonathan Balcombe, Terry Shintani, and many more. Click here

Grow your own food!

Attend the meeting of VSH's new Garden Club and learn how to grow your own food.
6:30-8:30 PM Monday January 28
Kilauea Recreation Center, 4109 Kilauea Ave, Honolulu

Oahu Fruitluck

December 16...

Nutrition Science Talk

Monday, December 17...

Imagine a Vegan World

Vegan Peer Support Group meeting.
6:30-8:30 PM Monday Decmber 3
Kilauea Recreation Center, 4109 Kilauea Ave, Honolulu

Monthly Potluck 6:30-8:30 PM Monday December 17
Kilauea Recreation Center, 4109 Kilauea Ave, Honolulu
Contact Will diGiorgio for more info: (808) 282-4485 or go to Meetup

VSH Potluck/Lectures on Kauai

Click here to learn more about the monthly potluck/lectures on Kauai. 


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Vegetarians have the lowest rate of atherosclerotic heart disease of any group in the United States. The process of atherosclerosis doesn't just cause heart attacks, it also causes impotence. Meat eaters have a ten times greater risk of breast and colon cancer than do pure vegetarians.

On a low fat vegetarian diet 90% of adult-onset diabetics can reduce or entirely eliminate their insulin injections. Tens of millions of Americans suffer from osteoporosis and kidney failure due to excess animal protein consumption. Meat-eating women have levels of chemical pollution in their breast milk 35 times higher than in the breast milk of pure vegetarians.


75% of our food-growing topsoil in the United States has eroded, almost all of it off farmland and grazing land used for animal agriculture. One acre of land growing broccoli will supply ten times as much protein as an acre of land producing beef. If acreage now being used for grazing cattle and raising feed grains were growing trees or fiber plants to burn for energy, we would have no need to import foreign oil. More than half of the water used for all purposes in the United States is used for livestock production. Water pollution from feedlots and feed grain field runoff (manure, topsoil, pesticides, fertilizer, etc.) contaminates more streams and rivers than do all the wastes from all U.S. cities and industries combined.


In the United States ten billion animals are killed for food every year. Veal calves are chained in crates to prevent movement and fed iron-deficient food to make them anemic in order to keep their flesh pale. Egg-laying hens are painfully de-beaked, then raised in cages so small that they are unable to stretch their wings. Fishing depletes fish populations, disrupting vital food chains and forcing marine mammals and sea birds to extinction through starvation. Vegans do not eat animal products and therefore do not contribute to the suffering and needless death of animals raised for food.

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Events Calendar

Coming Soon!

Grace O’Neil, MD
Grace O’Neil, MD

Plant Strong: Avoid Infections with a Plant-Based Diet

Tue., December 11, 2018, 7 p.m.
Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse
404 Kapahulu Ave.

Thu. December 13, 7 p.m.
J. Walter Cameron Center
95 Mahalani St., Wailuku

For details about these events
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Oahu/Maui Tentative Future Events

  • January 2019 - Terry Shintani, MD
  • February 2019 - Irminne VanDyken, MD
  • March 2019 - ?
  • April 2019 - Mic the Vegan
  • May 2019 - Antoinette Ortiz-Sharfin
  • June 2019 - Linda Carney, MD
  • July 2019 - Brooke Goldner, MD

For details about these events
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