· A student driven Slow Food chapter at Sonoma State University
· Working to promote quality, locally produced food on our campus and in our community.

We are guided and sponsored by the Russian River Convivium.


· Food production is a large contributor to environmental degradation throughout the world. In fact, 25% of all GHG's emissions are the result of industrialized agriculture.
Farm workers are the most exploited labor force in the American economy.
· Our food production system is extremely fragile and is showing signs that it may collapse.
· Food is a culture-creator. It brings people together.
· Food not only nourishes: it gives us pleasure.

Click here to learn about the Manifesto on Climate Change and the Future of Food Security
Click here to learn about the Slow Food Ark of Taste


· If any of these events interest you and you would like to participate, or if you have information or news that would be appropriate for posting LET US KNOW - email: slowfoodssu@gmail.com

SSU Rated #1 in California for Sustainability!

Sonoma State University has been named by The Princeton Review as one of the Top Schools for Sustainability in its annual Review of Best Colleges. SSU scored 98 out of a possible 99 points in the Review's new Green Rating, which gave it a rating of #12 in the nation, and #1 overall in California. The short news report on NPR also gave special mention to "a new program allowing students to participate in sustainability research, the Environmental Studies Department, and the appointment of a Sustainability Coordinator." This is fantastic recognition for the university, and we hope we can use the momentum for creating additional awareness. Here is the SSU press release, which includes a link to the Princeton Review page and info on their new Green Rating:

the wisdom of the snail —Slow Food’s symbol

the wisdom of the snail —Slow Food’s symbol
The snail was chosen because it moves slowly and calmly eats its way through life. The snail not only teaches us the virtue of slowness, but its small, unassuming size reminds us that even one individual, at a grassroots level can yield tremendous power.