From Becca “woodland fairy” Wilton ’15:
Last Saturday, Wesleyan made history by joining a handful of schools nation-wide fighting for a more just and sustainable food system. WesFRESH (Wesleyan’s food activist group) celebrated the signing of the Real Food Campus Commitment, a pledge to shift 20% of Wesleyan’s food budget to REAL food by 2020. President Roth and Head of Dining Michael Strumpf signed the pledge to move Wesleyan’s food system to food that is ecologically sound, local & community based, humane to animals, and fair to workers.
This was a major step in the right direction – but the work is only beginning!
Now, we are looking for devoted, enthusiastic students to form the brand-new Food Systems Working Group, a core team that will research new “real food” initiatives, and work with real food businesses, farmers, and Bon Appétit to implement the changes that will move us towards our 20% goal and beyond. If you are passionate about fighting for change in our food system at the institutional level, here is your chance!
There will be an interest meeting at 9pm this Wednesday at Earth House for all of those interested. The core team of the FSWG will consist of 6 core students, Michael Strumpf, and Ernie Arroyo (head of Bon App food purchasing). If you have any interest or want to learn more, join us!
Date: Wednesday, April 25th
Time: 9 p.m.
Place: Earth House Living Room