· 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.
WHY WE CARE
· 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.
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.
Club Leadership Team 2010-2011
President, Keala Peterson
Vice President, Devynne Johnson
Volunteer in the campus ETC Garden with Frederique Lavoipierre (Garden Coordinator) from 9-2 on Fridays.
Hard rain cancels, but not drizzle! *Volunteering often counts for credit in many BIO or ENSP classes- ask your professors
A New, Fair Food System - This panel focuses on current conditions and the future potential for the millions of men and women who harvest and process the food we eat each day. Find out how we can create a system in which eating well and treating people right lead to success, sustainability and profitability for all.
Building a New Food System: Policy and Planning - Learn from leaders in the field as they explore the first steps that governments—from municipal to state and beyond—can take to support and build a sustainable food system.
Climate Change and Food - This panel focuses on future food production and the importance of land stewardship, biodiversity, urban planning and much more. Learn as the panel discusses how climate change impacts our food system.
Edible Education - Understand the potential and challenges of creating a national policy around Edible Education—a means of educating all children about stewardship, sustainability and the connections between food, health and the environment.
Re-Localizing Food - This panel explores the challenges of building a local food system and compares the environmental and social impacts of both a local and global approach to food.
The World Food Crisis - Listen to four of the foremost authorities as they discuss the impact of the industrial food production system that has left communities worldwide in the grip of hunger and dire food shortages.