Food Sustainability Community Panel
2014 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week
Thursday, April 3
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Center for Global Citizenship Seminar Room
Sponsored By: Center for Service and Community Engagement, Center for Sustainability
The Center for Service and Community Engagement and the Center for Sustainability will host the first Food Sustainability Community Panel discussing food sustainability in a local and international context, and how it is affected by problems like international mobility, climate change, and socio-economic forces. The panel will be comprised of two members of the Saint Louis University, Kelley Belina and Mildred Mattfeld-Berman, and the St. Louis community, Rachel Levi, Program Manager of Earth Dance Farms, and Joel Walker, Global Farms Coordinator for the International Institute, who will speak for sixty minutes on the impact these forces have on food systems, followed by a thirty minute open question and answer session. Light refreshments will be served.
The Food Security Community Panel complements ATLAS week's theme of "Education: Inspiring the Flames of Change" by highlighting local and global problems, how they intersect, and actions organizations are taking to create solutions. It also complements the CSCE's Trash to Treasure program, an initiative designed to raise awareness about the benefit to the global community of sustainable alternatives to throwing away unwanted items. The Trash to Treasure donation drive benefits St. Louis area non-profits and will run from April 22nd-May 13th.