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Monday, April 22, 2013

Battle of the Campus Chefs

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Maple Ballroom (Davis)
Description: Witness UVM’s most talented chef’s and most dedicated clubs prepare their most delicious and local meals! Sample and vote on all of the meals. Everyone who votes will be entered into a raffle with some AWESOME prizes from local vendors!

campuskitchensuvm.wordpress.com/food-summit-2013/

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Panel: The Emergence of Vermont's Artisan Cheese Industry

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Billings Library, North Lounge
Description: UVM's Center for Research on Vermont presents their Spring Series: "The University In Vermont"
The Emergence of Vermont's Artisan Cheese Industry: A Case Study in Collaboration
Panelists will discuss the rewards of engaged, collaborative research on Vermont artisan cheese, both for scholars and cheesemakers alike.

Amy Trubek, Director, UVM Food Systems Masters Program
Paul Kindstedt, UVM Nutrition and Food Science
John Barlow, UVM Animal Science
DJ D'Amico, Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese

www.uvm.edu/~crvt/

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Film Screening: Food Beware

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Food Beware begins with a visit to a small village in France, where the town’s mayor has decided to make the school lunch menu organic and locally grown. It then talks to a wide variety of people with differing perspectives to find common ground – children, parents, teachers, health care workers, farmers, elected officials, scientists, researchers, and the victims of illnesses themselves. Revealed in these moving and often surprising conversations are the abuses of the food industry, the competing interests of agribusiness and public health, the challenges and rewards of safe food production, and the practical, sustainable solutions that
we can all take part in. Food Beware is food for thought – and a blueprint for a growing revolution.

More info: uvmbored.com/event/food-beware-the-french-organic-revolution-film-and-discussion/

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Gund Tea: Josh Farley-Economics, Agriculture & Ecosystem Service

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Gund Institute, 617 Main
Description: Though humanity currently produces enough food to sustain nine billion people, nearly one billion people are currently malnourished, and the FAO warns that failure to increase agricultural output by 70% by 2050 in response to increasing demand could lead to catastrophic impacts on human welfare. At the same time, numerous studies warn that simply maintaining current levels of conventional agricultural production threatens catastrophic degradation of global ecosystems. To solve this dilemma, we must develop economic institutions that provide incentives for ecologically sustainable agriculture, and that prioritize physiological need over purchasing power.

More info on the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics: www.uvm.edu/giee/

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Seminar: Mark Starrett - Plant Propagation Workshop

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Jeffords 112
Description: Mark Starrett is Associate Professor of Plant and Soil Science at UVM.

More Plant and Soil Science Weekly Seminars: www.uvm.edu/~pss/?Page=seminar13.html

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Food Systems Breakthrough Leaders Program - Online learning

Day Event Description: The Necessary (r)Evolution for Sustainable Food Systems.
June 10-22: Online learning
June 23-28: Campus-Based Learning

A three week-long combined online and on-campus program that promises to expand participants' capacity to recognize and create positive, forward-looking solutions for our broken food system. The program’s online component will start June 10, 2013, immediately followed by a residential learning experience on the campus of the University of Vermont from June 23-28, 2013. Upon successful completion of this program participants will be issued a Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Food Systems. Details: learn.uvm.edu/sustainability/food-summit/breakthrough-leaders-program/

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Food Systems Breakthrough Leaders Program- Campus-Based Learning

Day Event Description: The Necessary (r)Evolution for Sustainable Food Systems.
June 10-22: Online learning
June 23-28: Campus-Based Learning

A three week-long combined online and on-campus program that promises to expand participants' capacity to recognize and create positive, forward-looking solutions for our broken food system. The program’s online component will start June 10, 2013, immediately followed by a residential learning experience on the campus of the University of Vermont from June 23-28, 2013. Upon successful completion of this program participants will be issued a Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Food Systems. Details: learn.uvm.edu/sustainability/food-summit/breakthrough-leaders-program/

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Food Systems Summit - Public Conference

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Royall Tyler Theater, UVM
Description: The Necessary (r)Evolution for Sustainable Food Systems. Influential thinkers and positive change makers will exchange their best ideas to inspire, focus, and strengthen individual and collective action for a sustainable food system. Reception following the event from 5:00pm-6:00pm with light snacks/appetizers. Details: learn.uvm.edu/sustainability/food-summit/food-systems-conference/

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Vermont Fresh Network 17th Annual Forum

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Shelburne Farm's Coach Barn
Description: This event brings together Vermont's top chefs, farmers, brewers, vintners, distillers, cheesemakers, beekeepers, and food artisans in a celebration of Vermont's local food landscape. Basque in the beauty of the Shelburne Farm's Coach Barn, on the shore of Lake Champlain, as you enjoy the best of Vermont food, drink, and company. Tickets will go on sale in June.

Details: www.vermontfresh.net/news-and-events/annual-forum/

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Heirloom Tomato Tasting

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Bailey/Howe Library
Description: Join the UVM Libraries and Farmer Training Program in a celebration of the summer harvest, as we prepare for the semester ahead. Tomatoes and refreshments are complimentary. Tomato tasters can also enjoy live music and enter a raffle to win books on food heritage from Vermont publisher Chelsea Green.

The event is in conjunction with the Libraries’ summer food and farm exhibits. Growing Fields is on display in the Bailey/Howe Library lobby. Super Foods of Summer in Vermont is on display in the Dana Medical Library.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

UVM Farmers Market

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center
Description: Hosted by UVM's Eco Reps. More info: www.uvm.edu/ecoreps/projects-and-activities/current-projects/davis-center-farmers-market

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lecture: Alison Alkon

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Livak Ballroom, Davis Center
Description: Farmers Markets, Food Justice and the Green Economy

Alison Alkon is a sociologist interested in food, environmental issues and inequalities of race, class and gender. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Pacific. She has published numerous articles on food, race and environmental justice. She has also published two books: Cultivating Food Justice and her newest, Black, White and Green: Farmers Markets, Race and the Green Economy, which examines the environmental and racial politics of farmers markets.

This lecture is part of the Food Systems Graduate Program Speaker Series

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Obesity and Metabolism Conference

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Silver Maple Ballroom, Davis
Description: Obesity and Metabolism: An Emerging Frontier in Health and Disease
September 30 - October 2, 2013
More information: www.uvm.edu/medicine/cme/?Page=obesity.html

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Obesity and Metabolism Conference

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Silver Maple Ballroom, Davis
Description: Obesity and Metabolism: An Emerging Frontier in Health and Disease
September 30 - October 2, 2013
More information: www.uvm.edu/medicine/cme/?Page=obesity.html

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Obesity and Metabolism Conference

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Silver Maple Ballroom, Davis
Description: Obesity and Metabolism: An Emerging Frontier in Health and Disease
September 30 - October 2, 2013
More information: www.uvm.edu/medicine/cme/?Page=obesity.html

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Monday, October 7, 2013

UVM Farmers Market

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center
Description: Hosted by UVM's Eco Reps. More info: www.uvm.edu/ecoreps/projects-and-activities/current-projects/davis-center-farmers-market

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ted Radovich: Tea Time in the Tropics: Compost tea production

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: Tea Time in the Tropics: Compost tea production, plant health, & farmer viability

Dr. Ted Radovich is an Associate Specialist at the University of Hawaii, Sustainable and Organic Farming Systems Laboratory. His talk will discuss the whole farm research approach to nutrient management using compost tea, examining the independent and interactive effects of compost quality and vegetable type under synthetic and organic fertilization on yield and phyto-nutrient content of model root, fruit and leaf vegetables on commercial vegetable operations on three islands of Hawaii.

Sponsored by the Food Systems Graduate Program and the Food Systems Initiative

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Flim and panel discussion: A Place at the Table

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis
Description: Film screening of A Place at the Table, a documentary about Hunger in America: www.takepart.com/place-at-the-table

Free and open to the public

RECEPTION: 5:30–6:00 pm
MOVIE: 6:00 –7:30 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: 7:30 –8:00 pm

Intro: Will Raap, Founder of The Intervale Center, Restoring Our Watershed and Gardener’s Supply

Film: A Place at the Table (2013) 50 million Americans — 1 in 4 children —don’t know where their next meal is coming from. In a riveting journey that will change your thinking about the hungry, the film shows how the issue could be solved permanently once the American public decides — as they have in the past — that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all.

Special Guest: Roger Doiron, Founder, Kitchen Gardeners International
Roger’s successful campaign to replant a kitchen garden at the White House gathered over 100,000 signatures and international media coverage. His work on the White House campaign also earned him the “Heart of Green” award , recognition as one of the country’s top five “Green Game Changers” by the Huffington Post and one of the “10 Most Inspiring People in Sustainable Food” from Fast Company magazine.

Panelists: Rob Meehan, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf; Jess Hyman, Vermont Community Garden Network; Tyler Doggett, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UVM; Faye Conte, 3SquaresVT, Hunger Free Vermont; Rita Markley, Committee on Temporary Shelter

Reserve a (free) ticket (preferred, not required): aplaceatthetableuvm.eventbrite.com
RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/237107749775023/

Sponsored by: Vermont Community Garden Network, UVM Food Systems Initiative, Burlington Food Council, Gardener's Supply Company, Vermont FEED (Food Education Every Day), and UVM Extension

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Food Day: Tour of the Intervale Center

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Description: A first-hand look at the Intervale Center’s innovative programs, including the Intervale Food Hub, Intervale Conservation Nursery greenhouses, and the Intervale farmer complex.
Hosted by the Intervale Center
www.foodday.org

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Food Day: Real Food Tasting

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center Atrium
Description: Sample local, fair and ecologically sound food, meet the people behind the products, and find out where you can get them on campus!
Hosted by University Dining Services and the Real Food Challenge
www.foodday.org

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Food Day: Galllery Tour of EAT: The Social Life of Food

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: UVM Fleming Museum
Description: Join student docent Nicole Bull for a gallery tour of this student-curated exhibition.
Hosted by the Fleming Museum
www.foodday.org

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Food Day Lecture: Will Raap

Time: 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Aiken 102
Description: The founder of Gardener’s Supply will discuss “Sustainable Agriculture and Energy.”
Hosted by the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
www.foodday.org

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Food Day Lecture: Josh Farley on Agricultural Efficiency

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Kalkin 001
Description: Josh Farley of UVM's Community Development and Applied Economics department will speak on how redefining how we measure efficiency in our agricultural could fundamentally shift our food system.
www.foodday.org

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Food Day: Documentary: The Dark Side of Chocolate

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Kalkin 001
Description: Learn about the social consequences of chocolate production and sample fair trade chocolate.
Hosted by Slow Food UVM
www.foodday.org

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Monday, November 4, 2013

UVM Farmers Market

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Center
Description: Hosted by UVM's Eco Reps. More info: www.uvm.edu/ecoreps/projects-and-activities/current-projects/davis-center-farmers-market

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Lecture: Abigail Carroll

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Williams Room, Davis Center
Description: Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal

Abigail Carroll delights in uncovering the stories behind the foods we eat. She is an author and food historian who has taught in the Gastronomy Program at Boston University and has published articles in a variety of publications, including the New York Times. She holds a PhD in American Studies from Boston University and makes her home in Vermont, where she enjoys frequenting local farmers' markets.

This lecture is part of the Food Systems Graduate Program Speaker Series

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Winter Break

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Winter Break

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Winter Break

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Winter Break

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gary Nabhan: Food Diversity, Human Health & Climate Change

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description: Davis Auditorium, Fletcher Allen Medical Center Campus, Burlington, VT
FREE

Gary Nabhan, W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona will offer this discussion will explore the links between food crop diversity and human health, in the context of how both may be affected by climate change. Climate change will affect both the distribution and yields of many place-based fruits and heirloom vegetables. However, many new strategies are being employed to get more diversity back into the hands and diets of low-income families which are already nutritionally at risk. Nutritional ntervention success stories from diabetes-prone populations in the U.S. Southwest, Mexico and Hawaii will be featured. There will be a book sale and signing after the talk.

Pre-registration is required. Call (802) 847-2278 or register online at FletcherAllen.org/Healthsource.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Science of Taste

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: South Burlington, VT
Description: Have you ever heard of the Asian flavor wheel? Have you ever wondered why some foods taste good to you and others do not? While it would seem straightforward, it is not. We will learn how to work with the science of taste to create enticing dishes. This class will also explore the health benefits, and there are many, of some of our tasty additives of herbs, spices, and savory items.

A Fletcher Allen Healthsource Class. For more information, call 802-847-2278.

Registration required: www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/healthsource_educational_outreach/

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Campus Food & Energy - Seminar 1: The Big Picture

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location: Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis Cntr
Description: Featured Speakers:
Doug Lantagne, Director of the UVM Food Systems Initiative
Eric Garza, Lecturer in the UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

The Campus Food and Energy Seminar Series will examine the connections between food and energy systems, with a focus on the institutional level.

In this first seminar, Doug Lantagne will speak on the goals of the seminar series and the opportunities for UVM's campus food system to emerge as a model in university food service. Eric Garza will provide a presentation on how food and energy systems interact at local, regional, and global scales. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A discussion session, at which participants will be encouraged to share questions, ideas, and inspirations for sustainability in UVM food and energy systems.

Future seminars will highlight innovative models for food and energy sustainability at the institutional level.

Sponsored by the UVM Clean Energy Fund and the UVM Food Systems Initiative

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cheese & Culture

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center
Description: Paul Kidstedt, Professor of Food Science in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Vermont

Paul will shed light on the 9,000-year history of cheese, the ways in which it has shaped civilization, and what it can tell us about the future of food. Paul will also discuss how the availability of salt shaped cheese making history, the role of spirituality in cheese making, and how local and distant marketplaces shaped the history of cheese. This class will include a cheese tasting. There will be a book sale and signing after the talk.


A Fletcher Allen Healthsource Class. For more information, call 802-847-2278.

Registration required: www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/healthsource_educational_outreach/

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Lecture: The Case of the Killer Cookie

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Frank Livak Ballroom, Davis Cntr
Description: Logging, Oil Palm, and Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia
David Wilcove
Free and open to the public

What's the oil in your cookie? Forest clearing to create cropland for palm oil plantations is devastating vast swaths of southeast Asia, arguably the hottest of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Renowned biologist David Wilcove has studied the impacts of both forestry and agriculture on the region’s plants and animals.Wilcove's talk will argue that, based on economic studies, the conservation situation in Asia is grim but far from hopeless.

Wilcove is professor of public affairs and ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. Prior to joining the faculty of Princeton University, he was senior ecologist for The Wilderness Society and Environmental Defense Fund, where he developed science-based strategies to protect endangered species. He is author of No Way Home: The Decline of the World’s Great Animal Migrations (2008), The Condor’s Shadow: The Loss and Recovery of Wildlife in America (1999), and numerous technical and popular articles in the fields of conservation biology, ornithology, and endangered species protection. Wilcove received the Distinguished Service Award of the Society for Conservation Biology in recognition of his work on behalf of endangered species. He received a doctorate in biology from Princeton University (1985) and a bachelor of science from Yale University (1980).

The talk is part of UVM's Burack Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Campus Food & Energy Seminar: Chris Gassman on Climate Impacts

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location: Frank Livak Ballroom, Davis Cntr
Description: The Impacts of Campus Food on Climate Change

Our current food system is extremely energy intensive. The second seminar in this series will explore the ways in which our food system interacts with a changing climate. Chris Gassman will speak to the ways we can measure the energy impacts of the university food system, and how we can help reduce our carbon "foodprint."

Chris Gassman works with businesses on sustainability initiatives, including the development of the Compass Group's "Carbon Foodprint Toolkit," which measures the climate impact of institutional food service.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fresh Food: An Unnatural History

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: UVM Fleming Musuem
Description: Susanne Freidberg, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, Dartmouth College

Susanne Freidberg will discuss the history of freshness in food, and how the meaning of this ephemeral quality has changed along with the technologies that protect it.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Campus Food & Energy Seminar: What Does Google Eat?

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location: Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis
Description: Featuring: Helene York
Director of Procurement for Dining Services at Google

What does Google eat? That's a question Helene York answers every day as she decides how to prioritize sustainable food purchasing for Google employees. Helene will share the framework she's developed to help make those decisions, and share examples from her work with the Bon Appétit Management Company. Presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

The Spring 2014 Campus Food and Energy Seminar is examining the connections between food and energy systems, with a focus on the institutional level.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Carlos Enrique Cavelier: From Pablo Escobar to FARC

Time: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Location: Billings Library
Description: The University of Vermont School of Business Administration Hoffman Family Business Lecture Series is proud to welcome UVM alum, Carlos Enrique Cavelier.

Cavelier is the President of Alquería Dairy, the number one private processor of liquid milk in Colombia, and the major processor of the Andean Group in UHT milk production.

In addition to graduating from UVM, Cavelier earned a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and returned to Colombia to work as Assistant Professor at the Universidad de los Andes, and was elected a member of the City Council of Cajicá, State Senator and Congressman for Cundinamarca. He was later appointed Senior Advisor to the Minister of Agriculture for the National Rehabilitation Plan and Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice.

He has led various business initiatives, especially focused around strengthening the productivity of small dairy farmers in a traditionally former guerrilla area involving nearly 1,500 families. In 2007 he joined the Board of Directors of the Universidad de los Andes, and currently serves on its Executive Committee, he also served as Senior Advisor for Education for the Governor of the State of Cundinamarca. Carlos also serves as President of the Board of the Bogotá Food Bank, Vice-President of the Board of the Colombian Association of Food Banks, and Board Member of the Global Food Banking Network, The Colombian Association of Entrepreneurs for Education, the Colombian Competitiveness Council and the Barraquer Ophthalmological Clinic.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Campus Food & Energy Seminar #4: Revolutionizing the Lunch Line

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location: Frank Livak Ballroom, Davis Cntr
Description: Revolutionizing the Lunch Line: How institutions are reimagining their food systems
A panel discussion with representatives from Farm to Institution New England, Health Care Without Harm, and the Real Food Challenge

In the fourth and final Campus Food and Energy Seminar, our panelists will discuss sustainability trends they are seeing across institutions. Each panelist will discuss their organization’s mission and goals, key strategies and actions to increase local and sustainable food procurement, and the common challenges institutions face in attempting to increase the sustainability of their food system.

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