Eating Locally, Thinking Globally: How to Save the Planet Through Your Food Choices - May 27th, 2007
Sunday May 27, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Venue: English Language Institute at UBC (2121 West Mall)
Free admission. Space is limited, so please register through the Evite on the website http://www3.telus.net/gwforum or e-mail [email protected] or Call 604-731-9275
You are invited to attend Eating Locally, Thinking Globally, a follow-up event from the organizers of the February 12th Global Warming Forum held at the Ridge Theatre.
We heard loud and clear that you want to make a difference NOW. We have therefore organized another forum looking at how to reduce our carbon footprint through growing our own food, buying locally grown produce, and building relationships with food producers and retailers.
The event is not just intended to provide you with information. In addition to our keynote speakers: Michael Mockler, the Executive Director of Produce of Thrifty Foods and Ione Smith of SmartGrowth BC, you will have the opportunity to meet with other inspirational resource speakers in small discussion groups. You will have the opportunity to engage with these speakers directly, network with like-minded people, and even put together actions plans so that you can make a real difference in your community.
The resource speakers include:
Tara McDonald of the B.C. Association of Farmerís Markets
Gary King, organic farmer and collaborator with restaurateur John Bishop on "Fresh: Seasonal Recipes Made with Local Foods"
Mark Bomford and Gavin Wright of UBC Farms
Dermot Hikish of Sierra Legal Defence Fund
Samantha Charlton of Environmental Youth Alliance
Will Cole-Hamilton of Learning Climate Educational Society
Also, we would love to serve you a 100 Mile lunch for $15, so let us know when you contact us if you will be joining us for that or bringing your own!
Global Warming Forum
This non-partisan event is being organized by the Vancouver Point Grey NDP Outreach Committee, and is sponsored in part by Salt Spring Island Coffee Company.