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23rd IVU World Vegetarian Congress 1975
Orono, Maine, USA

May-June, 1974
Published Bimonthly By The American vegan Society (A Non-Profit, Non-Sectarian Educational Organization)

1975 World Vegetarian Congress Site Selected

Congress Attendees To Enjoy 1100-Acre Vacationland Campus

THE 23RD WORLD VEGETARIAN CONGRESS - being organized by the North American Vegetarian Society under the auspices of the International Vegetarian Union - has been scheduled for August 16th through 28th, 1975.

The beautiful setting for this history-making occasion will be the 1100-acre campus of the University of Maine at Orono, about 8 miles from Bangor.

Practically all of the university's impressive roster of dorm, cafeteria, meeting, athletic, and recreational facilities , have been reserved for the exclusive use of the Congress participants. This includes rooms for up to approximately 4000 attendees; in the recreational and athletic side of it tenpin bowling alleys, ping-pong and pool tables, 19 tennis courts, various athletic fields, some canoes and sail boats ( a lovely river runs right beside the campus), a huge indoor swimming pool, and - for those who wish to take a side-trip from the campus into the beautiful surrounding countryside and forests - a reasonable assortment of back-packs, tents, bycicles, sleeping bags, and cooking kits. All these facilities will be made available at no extra cost to Congress participants.

The campus itself still boasts some half of its acreage in forestland, with five miles of hiking trails.

The execptionally reasonable rates are just $12 a day for double occupancy lodgings and three delicious vegetarian meals a day, plus a nominal registration fee for the lectures, classes, and seminars ($25 for the entire educational program, if paid before March 1st, 1975). Special low rates will be given for children. All the recreatioanl facilities are included at no additional cost.

The main purpose of the Congress, of course, is to help all vegetarians and those interested in natural living, to a greater awareness and understanding of what vegetarianism can mean in their lives, to their families, and the world in general; to help each to realize the role vegetarianism is already playing in the dozens of nations that will be represented at the Congress; to foster an even greater spirit of mutual understanding and co-operation in the vegetarian movement around the globe; and to provide an opporunity for all to further their pursuit of knowledge of all aspects of vegetarianism. At the same time, attendees will be able to enjoy the relaxation and recreational opportunities of one of the finest and least spoiled or polluted ares in the eastern Unite States.

Plan now to attend and enjoy thios precedent-setting vegetarian event, which is unique in the entire world.

Such Congresses are convened by the International Vegetarian Union every two years, but in their 66-year history, this is the FIRST TIME that one has been held in the Western Hemisphere.

Full details are available from the North American Vegetarian Society, malaga, new Jersey 08328.

[this article was illustrated by some of the Campus Photos]