From Becca “grow-your-own” Wilton ’15:
Do you read Jonathan Safran Foer? Are you a vegetarian? Do you still think that most of the meat sold in America comes from little farms owned by grandma and grandpa?
If you answered any of the questions above, you should come to Woodhead Lounge at 12:45 on October 3rd. Jonathan Safran Foer is making a virtual visit to Wesleyan to talk about his book Eating Animals and to lead a discussion about factory farming practices in America. Bring your lunch, it’ll be pretty freakin sweet.
Date: Wednesday, October 3
Time: 12:45-1:20 pm
Place: Woodhead Lounge
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!
From Becca “champ” Wilton ’15:
WesFRESH (Wesleyan Students for Real Ethical Sustainable Habits) invites you to celebrate the signing of the Real Food Challenge Campus Commitment!
The Real Food Challenge Campus Commitment is a contract that will be signed by President Michael Roth and Dining Director Michael Strumpf to increase real food at Wesleyan to 20% by 2020. Real food is food that is local and community-based, ecologically sound, fair to humans and ethical for animals.
In honor of this historic event in Wesleyan’s history and to celebrate Earth Week, there will be speakers, the signing of the commitment, and a picnic-style meal with food grown at local farm Urban Oaks and other sustainable farms.