Author, Environmental Leader, Business Pioneer, Mother
For 30 years, I’ve dedicated myself to learning all I can about how to best care for our wild, living planet. The more I’ve discovered over the years, the more I realize how our health and actions are intimately intertwined with the Earth. This has led me to want to do everything in my power to understand and champion sustainable values, from what we wear, to how we teach our children, to the food we eat.
I’m particularly passionate — okay some might say obsessed! — with plant-based foods as a solution for climate change. It started when MUSE School became the first school in the country to serve a 100% plant-based lunch program! Then I wrote the book, The OMD Plan, and founded the OMD movement to inspire and support people eating at least one plant-based meal a day. Because my mission is to ensure that all children have a thriving planet to live on, OMD also works to equitably increase access to plant-based food at schools, restaurants and businesses — one bite, one meal, one menu at a time.
The OMD Plan
Change the World by Changing One Meal a Day.
In The OMD Plan, Suzy explains how we can live healthier and heal the planet, starting with swapping out at least one meat and dairy-based meal to one plant-based meal a day. Initiated at MUSE School, the first plant-based school in the country, The OMD Plan makes it possible for anyone to reverse climate change while embracing a healthier lifestyle — supported by the latest nutrition research and environmental science. This one simple step helps you lose weight, reverse chronic health concerns, improve overall well being, and slash your environmental “foodprint” in half. Featuring over 50 delicious recipes and complete with inspiring success stories, shopping lists and meal plans, The OMD Plan is an all-in-one resource for anyone who wants to take care of their body and our beautiful plant at the same time, without giving up the foods they love and enjoy. With a foreword by Dr. Dean Ornish.
The OMD Plan featured on Oprah’s Supersoul Conversations
Oprah Winfrey sits down in her vegetable garden with environmental activist, actress and author Suzy Amis Cameron. They discuss Suzy’s new book, The OMD Plan, where she asks readers to commit to one plant-based meal a day to help save the planet and improve health. Watch the conversation here.
Suzy Amis Cameron provides her readers with all manner of tips and tricks to create delicious recipes that will benefit their health and also that of the natural world.— Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
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About Suzy Amis Cameron
A noted environmental leader, business pioneer, mom of five and new grandma, Suzy Amis Cameron is committed to caring for our wild, living Earth, with an emphasis on plant-based food to address climate change. She is the author of The OMD Plan: Swap One Meal a Day to Save your Health and Save the Planet (Simon & Schuster/Atria) and the founder of the OMD Movement, dedicated to transforming eating habits and expanding access to healthy, climate-friendly food for all. In 2005, she founded MUSE School CA, with her sister, Rebecca Amis. MUSE is the first school in the country to be 100% solar powered, zero waste, and with a 100% organic, plant-based lunch program. Based on MUSE’s values and curriculum, MUSE Global was launched in 2018 to franchise the school worldwide. Additionally, she is a founder of the plant-based ventures, Verdient Foods, Cameron Family Farms, Food Forest Organics and Plant Power Task Force, with her husband, James Cameron. In 2009, she launched Red Carpet Green Dress, a global sustainable fashion campaign showcasing environmentally responsible fashions on the red carpet in partnership with The Oscars. RCGD also co-creates sustainable garments with luxury international fashion brands. Suzy is also an Executive Producer of The Game Changers, a documentary on world-class plant-based athletes. As an actor she was featured in more than 25 films, including The Usual Suspects and Titanic.
The OMD Movement is ambitious–and that’s because we believe in (and desperately need) big, exciting change. For the OMD Movement, that opportunity for change is at the intersection of food, health and the environment. From heart disease to climate change, there’s no shortage of research and science that shows us how devastating meat and dairy is for our bodies and the Earth. The OMD Movement is about resourcing individuals — with tools, encouragement and real talk — to migrate to climate-friendly, plant-based diets. The OMD Movement is also about system change — about expanding access and making a great case for schools, businesses, restaurants and communities to move towards more plant-based options. Take our OMD Pledge, download our healthy school lunch or restaurant toolkits, check out our pilot program in North Carolina, or peruse our blogs for recipes, tips, stories of food justice movers and shakers, health advice and more—all at the OMD website.
Born out of OMD, Suzy set her sights on food production—and creating delicious and convenient food to help people everywhere. Suzy initiated a seed-to-fork approach, which led to the formation of a vertically-integrated food company, from the development of seeds, the farming of ingredients, the processing of proteins and the advent of a holistic, new food company: OMD Foods.
MUSE SCHOOL, CA Founded in 2006 by Suzy Amis Cameron and Rebecca Amis, MUSE School CA’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to live consciously with themselves, one another and the planet, from early childhood through high school. Fostering individual and passion-based learning, MUSE students achieve academic excellence, learn self-efficacy, practice the values of sustainability, and become compassionate global champions. As one of the greenest schools in the United States, MUSE was the first school in the country to have a plant-based lunch program, designated one of the “Greenest Restaurants in the World,” with 100% plant-based cuisine, 100% solar power and near zero waste. “MUSE School’s Kitchen has pushed the edge of sustainability from vision to reality,” said Michael Oshman, CEO of the Green Restaurant Association. “I applaud MUSE’s leadership in providing a successful foodservice operation that is in concert with the oft-used word sustainability.”
Based on the success and relevance of MUSE School CA’s environmental values and passion-based learning, MUSE Global was launched as a way to spread the MUSE curriculum around the world through a franchise model. MUSE School includes two thriving, fully accredited campuses and 12 years of curriculum development. The MUSE values are practiced through solar power, zero waste, over 100 garden beds, a climate-friendly, plant-based lunch program based on OMD and more. Ultimately, MUSE inspires and prepares young people to live consciously with themselves, one another, and the planet. MUSE Global provides franchise opportunities for Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood, Early Kindergarten and Kinder. For more information, visit the MUSE Global website.
Plant Power Task Force (PPTF) is focused on showing the impact of animal agriculture on climate change and the environment. Founded in 2014 by Suzy Amis Cameron and James Cameron in partnership with the Craig and Susan McCaw Foundation, PPTF supported the first multi-country studies on global diets and climate change by the independent U.K.-based think tank, Chatham House: Livestock—Climate Change’s Forgotten Sector and Changing Climate, Changing Diets. PPTF also spearheaded the My Plate, My Planet initiative, representing over 200 leading environmental and health organizations, in support of the historic opportunity to link food and the environment in the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines. Currently, Plant Power Task Force is supporting media and communications work to increase awareness on the impact of global meat consumption and promote plant-based food solutions to climate change. The Plant Power Task Force media library will be launched in Fall 2018.
Red Carpet Green Dress was founded in 2009 by Suzy Amis Cameron to raise awareness of the devastating impact of the fashion industry on the environment. Amis Cameron seized the moment, with the global success of the movie Avatar, created by her husband James Cameron, and chose the Academy Awards as a launch pad for Red Carpet Green Dress. For six years running, the positive fashion campaign and design contest has challenged designers and students worldwide to create an Oscar-worthy dress and tuxedo using environmentally and socially responsible fabrics. Since its inception, the winning designs have been worn by celebrities, graced the Academy Awards and been featured extensively in the international press.
Food Forest Organics, located in Greytown, New Zealand, is a people’s marketplace and cafe to taste, buy and learn about plant-based food. A one-stop shop for farm fresh produce, grocery items and café food, Food Forest Organics celebrates plant-based eating and health in all its forms. Their primary farm supplier is Cameron Family Farms in Wairarapa, providing a selection of seasonal produce and handcrafted foods, many featured in the café menu. In addition to seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers, Food Forest Organics offer Manuka honey, olive oil, hemp oil, walnuts and more from Cameron Family Farms, even a juice bar. Grocery items include gluten-free baking supplies, nut milks and nut cheeses, dairy-free yogurts and sauces and specialty teas, fresh coffee beans, and gourmet chocolate. Ongoing events and classes will also be offered to the community.
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Suzy in the Press
Suzy is regularly featured in the media talking about the environment, plant-based eating, sustainable fashion, raising conscious children–and the projects and organizations that put these ideas and passions into practice.
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