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Caryn Hartglass
International Council Member 2005-08

Caryn Hartglass is a cancer survivor and vegan activist, who has been spreading the message about the benefits of a plant-based diet for over 2 decades, including 9 years as Executive Director of EarthSave International. Caryn combines science with practical knowledge from real life experiences lecturing around the world about the powerful, healing benefits of a plant-based diet, juicing and meditation. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, Geraldo At Large, 20-20 and CNN and is the host of two weekly Internet radio shows on the Progressive Radio Network, It's All About Food and Ask A Vegan. Her shows are two of the most popular on the network.

She is the founder of Responsible Eating And Living (REAL) the new 501c3 not-for-profit corporation, designed to deliver easy to use, factual information and services and provide inspiration to take responsibility to nourish, protect and support ourselves, our families and the Earth with whole, plant-based foods and planet-friendly products.

  • Eating to Protect Our Ecosystems - from the IVU World Veg Congress, Dersden, germany, 2008
  • Cooking With Tofu / It's A Wrap - recipes from the demos by Caryn at the 36th IVU World Vegetarian Congress in Florianopolis, Brazil, 2004
  • Caryn also sang at one of the evening sessions, and presented talks and workshops on:
    Genetically modified foods – do we need them and are they safe?
    Factory Farming and the affect on the environment (water use, soil erosion, water pollution, etc.)
    Social aspects of being vegetarian - dealing with family and friends, social events, holidays, traveling.
  • "Caryn Hartglass (U.S.) used every means she could to win people over. She sang, gave food demos, and spoke on environmental issues." - Freya Dinshah, American Vegan Society report on the Congress.
  • Caryn also attended the 2002 IVU Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland; and the 2006 IVU Congress in Goa, India.

- New York, USA