EAT LOCAL CHALLENGE! Networking Event - July 26th, 2007
"Eating locally isnīt just a fad, it may be one of the most important ways we save ourselves and our planet."
- David Suzuki
Thursday, July 26th
6pm - 9pm
Rhizome Cafe, 317 E. Broadway, Vancouver
(there will be a presentation between 6 and 7pm)
Southwestern British Columbia offers incredible fertility and diversity in food production. Despite this, our average meal travels 2,400 km from farm to plate ··· a fact that not only contributes to climate change, but also compromises our local economy and food security.
On the first day of spring, 2005, Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon confronted this unsettling statistic with an experiment - for one year, they lived on food and drink gathered from within 100 miles of their Vancouver home.
"100-Mile Diet Eat Local Challenge" is an opportunity to join folks from all over North America and try out your own local food experiment. From September 1st to October 8th (Thanksgiving) we are inviting people to commit to eating local food for a day, a week, a month, or the full 38 days! Itīs the simplest, most delicious thing you can do for earth, the local economy and your health!!
To find out more about the the 100-Mile Diet, our upcoming challenge and how you can get involved please join us at our upcoming networking event. One of the "100-Mile Diet: a year of local eating" authors will be joining us for a presentation.
Space will be limited - please RSVP today:
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If the entire city of Vancouver were to eat an exclusively local diet for one day it would be the greenhouse gas emission equivalent of taking 55,000 compact cars off the road for one day!
(visit 100milediet.org for more interesting facts and references!)