Maynard S. Clark before the World Map

User:HarvardVegan is Maynard S. Clark of Boston. and Maynard (dot) Clark (at) gmail (dot) com

Maynard S. Clark of Boston has been featured in Marquis's Who's Who since the early 1990s.

Since 2015,4 he has been involved with marketing renewable energy services from Boston, Massachusetts.

Profitable Employment[edit | edit source]

Fig 1: Maynard Clark before the World Map

Maynard S. Clark of Boston is employed by the Harvard Medical School of Boston and has been employed there since the 1990s. In the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, he has served (when GHSM was DSM) on the Green Team, the Website Committee, and the Social Committee and over the years (covering two decades) has volunteered for various special projects and events. For roughly a decade he served as Faculty Assistant to the late Dr. Leon Eisenberg, GHSM Department Founder and former Chair of Social Medicine.

He also has since 2007 been Program Manager for the annual Ethical Issues in Global Health Research course in the Department of Global Health and Population in the Harvard School of Public Health, previously known as the HSPH Department of Population and International Health. EIGHR was begun in 1999 with a 2-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to Dr. Richard A. Cash, a medical doctor teaching in GHP who is famous for developing oral rehydration therapy (aka ORT) in the developing world, with the 3rd party claim that Dr. Cash's ORT has saved more lives less glamorously and less expensively than all HIV work today. The intensive summer course, which has run successfully and profitably for 11 years, draws from the developed and developing world medical experts involved with designing, conducting, supervising, funding, or approving health research across several nations.

He has researching and archived the entire set of published writings of the late Professor Leon Eisenberg, MD, whom he had supported from 1999 through Dr. Eisenberg's death in 2009. A nearly complete electronic archive of Eisenberg's writings and speeches will be available through the Center for the History of Medicine of the Countway Medical Library of Harvard Medical School.

Before that, he studied in a variety of universities and graduate schools, including California State University, Hayward, Harvard Divinity School, Wheaton College (Illinois), Tufts University, etc. He was employed while studying at each school. He is now a graduate student FT in research administration at Emmanuel College in Boston.

Maynard S. Clark in 2007 at the Peace Abbey in Sherborn

The Vegetarian Part[edit | edit source]

Before attending graduate school at Harvard in Cambridge, where he became vegetarian then vegan (he has continued being vegan for over half his natural life now), he was designated a "most widely-read undergraduate" while at California State University in Hayward (CSUH has since become CSUEB, California State University, East Bay). He had long resisted 'going vegetarian' with the excuse, "I'm NOT a 'do-gooder'."

As a vegetarian community organizer and planner and developer of events, he helped (with several national vegetarian organizations) to organize several national, continental, and international-scale vegetarian events, such as the 8th International Vegan Festival[1] (in San Diego, CA, in 1995), the Great American Meatout (organized by FARM, where he was regional or national outreach coordinator for several years in a row around the late '80s and early '90s), and the 1996 World Vegetarian Congress (held with NAVS in Johnstown, PA). He also developed the groundwork for the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival, organizing a team and helping directing its first several years of development, before passing the event over to the Boston Vegetarian Society, an organization which he ALSO founded in the mid-1980s. Further, during the late 1990s and the turn of the 21st century, he laid the groundwork of networking, which eventually emerged as the Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA) in 2002, after Rev. Frank L. Hoffman of New York developed the website portal, which hosts a CVA mirror site. He continues to 'organize' by talking with vegetarian businesses about how to improve their 'transformative' role in popular culture by advancing high-quality vegan products, services, and values.

He has reviewed vegetarian books social science and religion books since the early 1970s and continues to do so.

He continues to manage numerous online resources for vegans and vegetarians: some controlled-access networking venues, and some open-ended discussion venues.

Interests and Avocations[edit | edit source]

He loves classical music, vegan whole foods cooking, and digital photographer. He traveled to India in September 2006 for the IVU's 37th World Vegetarian Congress in Goa, after which he vege-toured three of India's many states: Goa, Karnataka, and Maharashtra (where Mumbai/Bombay is located).

He's an aggressive blogger and social media advocate; he's lectured to vegetarian conferences on using these tools. His Facebook friends number over 4500, his LinkedIn contacts over 1350, and his blog readership passed a million early in 2009 and eventually exceeded 1.3 million.

Teaching[edit | edit source]

In addition to training and mentoring responsibilities for vegetarians and in the context of employment, he gives public talks in vegetarian contexts. The most recent was (with journalist, blogger, and cartoonist Vance Lehmkuhl) at the 35th Annual NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest in Johnstown PA " 'Friend' is a Verb: Vegetarians and Social Media - the Ethics of 'Getting the Word Out' "

Writing and Publications[edit | edit source]

Maynard's writings (not specifically referenced here) are popular, vegan, and/or serious:

  • numerous book reviews;
  • talks on vegetarianism & veganism;
  • thousands of blog entries;
  • documentation and training manuals for various businesses;
  • how-to-do-it articles on vegetarian organizing;
  • numerous vegetarian newsletters and editorial and commentary contributions
  • various other writings
  • nearly 90 Wikipedia articles (easy to find for Wikipedia editors);

These ~90 accepted Wikipedia articles (plus some that have NOT been accepted) break down (approximately) as follows:

  • Started 14
  • Improved 25
  • Initiated or Maintained - 18
  • Contributed to - 20
  • Worked On 20
  • Edited - 15
  • Tweaked 26
  • Minor Tweaks - 23
  • Wikipedia articles developed but removed - 6

(note evident overlaps in categories)

Several of his articles have been rejected; most (not all) of them dealt with vegetarian topics. Those included articles on:

  • Dr. Carl Phillips, Harvard and University of Michigan alum, who was an outspoken early 21st century advocate of evidence-based vegan advocacy.
  • Freya Dinshah, widow of H. Jay Dinshah, who now runs the American Vegan Society in Malaga NJ.
  • Vegetarian Hall of Fame

He has been a Wikipedian since early May 2007 and spends far TOO MUCH time on it. I'd call that 'dedication'.

Ideas and Controversies[edit | edit source]

Unpaid (Volunteer) Employment[edit | edit source]

PAST Massachusetts Cities of Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, and Malden (Recycling committees) Steering Committee of Somerville MA Recycling Committee

Animal Rights Involvements[edit | edit source]

Vegetarian Involvements[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

Interwiki links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia Status[edit | edit source]

He has been a Wikipedian since early May 2007 and spends far TOO MUCH time on it. I'd call that 'dedication'.

Maynard has started, maintained, improved, worked on, or tweaked many accepted Wikipedia pages

External links[edit | edit source]

Serious Interests[edit | edit source]

Good Health Habits[edit | edit source]

CDC cuke2.jpg This user eats cucumbers.
H20 This user drinks water.
Stilles Mineralwasser.jpg This user drinks water regularly.
C2H5OH-0 This user is a non-drinker.

Discussion[View | Edit]

Welcome to Appropedia. You might be interested in the veg category. I've been gradually building up content there. I see you're an experienced Wikipedian, so I hope you'll feel right at home here. Since Appropedia allows for a wider variety of content than Wikipedia, you may want to host some of your previously deleted contributions here. Below is our boilerplate welcome. --Ethan (talk) 20:54, 2 October 2017 (PDT)

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