Campus Sustainability and Food Day Celebration, October 23-24
Carnegie Mellon University will celebrate campus sustainability and the movement towards "more healthy, affordable and sustainable food" with events on October 23rd and 24th. The day will culminate with a talk by "Food Sleuth", Melinda Hemmelgarn, M.S., R.D entitled "F.A.R.M.: Food, Art, Revolution, Media: Changing the Way We Think to Change the Way We Eat."
"Food Day", created by CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest), is powered by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders, organizations and people from all walks of life. Food Day takes place annually on October 24 to address issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare and farm worker justice.
October 24th is also the 10th annual celebration of Campus Sustainability Day, an event created to focus on campus sustainability accomplishments and to create momentum for future efforts towards greening college and University campuses.
Tuesday, October 23, 5:00-7:00pm
Farmers Market in Resnik. The Market will feature produce from the CMU community garden.
Wednesday, October 24, 2:00-3:30pm
Environment at CMU presents the AASHE Campus Sustainability Day Keynote Broadcast and Live Chat: "Preparing Students for a Changing Climate" in the Connan Room,University Center. *Please RSVP for this event to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, October 24, 5:00-8:30pm
Student Sustainability ‘Show and Tell' to be held in the McKenna-Peter-Wright rooms in the University Center. Students groups will display and chat about what the projects they are doing in the realm of Environment and Sustainability at Carnegie Mellon and in the community! *Students wishing to participate in this event should contact email@example.com
Wednesday, October 24, 6:00-7:00pm
Campus Sustainability/Food Day Keynote to be held in the University Center, Rangos 1,2,3. Sustainable Earth, Eco-Reps, Peer Health Advocates and the CMU community garden, with support from University Health Services, University Dining Services, the Steinbrenner Institute and Green Practices, and our community partners including Chatham University, Masters of Food Studies Program and the East End Food Co-op are proud to present: Melinda Hemmelgarn, M.S., R.D., "F.A.R.M.: Food, Art, Revolution, Media: Changing the Way We Think to Change the Way We Eat. Exploring the power of images and stories to transform and support healthy food, farmers and communities."
Media "diets" feed us illusions of "natural," green," "sustainable," and "good" food choices. Yet if our future depends on how we feed ourselves, then we need a set of "media literacy" or critical thinking skills, to navigate and analyze food and agriculture public relations spin and propaganda. Melinda will define "good" food, connect the dots between food, health, agriculture and our environment, and identify the critical questions we need to become "food system literate." She'll expose green-washing, reveal the unintended consequences of our food and farming decisions, and explore ways to find and disseminate "food truth" and "think beyond our plates" .
Ongoing, Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00-6:00pm
"Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture" exhibition open at the Miller Gallery, Purnell Center for the Arts. These projects for buildings, interiors, and open spaces are meant to highlight uncertainties and contradictions present in the ideas of health that are emerging in Western countries today, particularly in Europe and North America. Visit the sections on food production, epidemics, obesity and movement, cancer, and asthma.
Contact Person: Erika Ninos