Women and the Sustainable Food Revolution: Transforming the Way We Eat

YWCA Greenwich, Greenwich Library Peterson Business Program Series, and J.P. Morgan Private Bank present Women and the Sustainable Food Revolution: Transforming the Way We Eat on Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 6-8 pm at YWCA Greenwich.

A very special guest panel of notable women leaders in the sustainable food revolution will educate, inform and inspire you as they discuss what’s wrong with the way we eat and how their initiatives are helping to pave the way for change, plus share practical advice for eating more sustainably each and every day.

womenleaderssustainablefoodpanel1Please join Jayni Chase, Founder, Green Community Schools and the Center for Environmental Education; Annie Farrell, Farm Activist and Advisor, Millstone Farm; Betsy Fink, Owner of Millstone Farm and President of the Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation; and Amy Kalafa, Documentary Filmmaker, Certified Health Counselor and Partner, Trainer’s Table as they discuss why the choices we make every day about the foods we eat matter.

Among topics to be discussed are how the way we we eat impacts human and environmental health and threatens biodiversity, how climate change is impacting agriculture, why food security is a matter of national security, how energy figures into the  food production equation, how food policies and food marketing influence food choices everywhere from school lunch to grocery store shelves, and why establishing Community Supported Agriculture programs and backyard, school, community and urban gardens are practical solutions to the problems we face.

Location: YWCA Greenwich, 259 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich

Program Schedule:

6-6:45 Open reception with Local Food and Sustainable Wine

6:45-7:30 Moderated Panel Discussion

7:30-8:00 Open Discussion & Networking

This event is free and open to the general public, but seating is limited and registration is a required. You may register by calling Tiffany Metti at the YWCA Greenwich at 203-869-6501, ext. 106 or online at www.ywcagreenwich.org/sustainablefood.

Do you have a question for the guest panelists?

Please submit your questions in the comments section below or email them to info@fairfieldgreenfoodguide.com for consideration during the panel discussion. Audience questions will also be taken during the moderated panel discussion.

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