Real Food Ivy Summit Day 2( More about event)
"Join student leaders from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale for the first ever Real Food Ivy Summit. Over two days of discussion and workshops, we will address ongoing campaigns and projects at our schools, our common resources, effective strategies for campus organizing, and future possibilities for league-wide collaboration and advocacy. The event will also feature a critical look into the world of decision-making and sustainable food procurement at our universities. And don't worry--we'll have plenty of opportunities for hanging out and having fun together as well. We are a community: even though we might not always identify that way, our schools' leaders and much of the world recognize the Ivy League as a community of scholars and future leaders. In fact, the Dining Directors from all the Ivies--who collectively control over 60 million food-purchasing dollars--meet every year to compare notes and make plans for the future. To make our voices heard, we should too. There are already great ideas and leaders amongst us. If we coordinate and act together, we can expand our influence and use this community's power to make even bigger changes in the fields of sustainable agriculture, education, and food justice. We've all done great work at our schools so far, but our movement still has opportunities for expansion and greater institutionalization. The Summit will be a chance to find new friends and collaborators in food movement. Coming together will be an opportunity to strategically revitalize our work toward a more just and sustainable food system in the Ivy League and beyond." (Excerpt taken from Real Food Ivy Summit Announcement.)
Location: New Haven, CT
Date/Time: 02/13/10 at 09:00 am - 02/13/10 at 5:00 pm
Sponsor: Yale Sustainable Food Project
Contact: Hannah Burnett (hannah.burnett(at)yale.edu)
Depending on the amount of interest in this event, Princeton University's own Garden Project group is trying to cover transportation. If you are interested in attending, e-mail Colleen at cmccullo(at)princeton.edu.