Middle school students will be part of Healthy Foods, Local Farms Conference

Register now for the Sierra Club’s 11th Annual Healthy Foods, Local Farms Conference, which will be held Sept. 24-25  at  Spalding University in Louisville. This year’s theme is “A Climate for Change.” Speakers will include:

  • The Rethinkers, a group of mostly middle-school-aged students from New Orleans, who came together to rethink and rebuild their schools after Hurricane Katrina. Since then, they have focused their efforts on many critical issues and plan to release their first annual School Food Report.
  • Anna Lappé, co-founder of Small Planet Institute and author of Diet for a Hot Planet. A generation after her mother, Frances Moore Lappe, penned the now-classic Diet for a Small Planet, Anna Lappe offers an engaging call to action, focusing on how food can be a powerful entry point for solutions to some of our globe’s most pressing environmental problems.

The film Lunch Line, which weaves together history and agriculture, advocacy and bureaucracy, and frames the current debate over school lunch reform within a larger national and political context, will be shown. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion that will include the film’s co-director, Michael Graziano.

The day’s sessions will feature authors, educators, farmers, chefs,and concerned citizens addressing the relationships between food, the climate crisis, and related environmental and economic issues.

Early registration is requested. Registration covers meals, snacks and all conference materials. Scholarships are available. Click here to register online.

Click here for complete conference details, or check Facebook for conference updates.

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