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WesFRESH Survey

Veggie+TalesBecca Wilton ’15 wants to make sure you don’t pull a “Groundhog Day” with this survey, but would very much like to hear your opinion:

DO NOT TAKE THIS SURVEY MORE THAN ONCE.

This survey is part of WesFRESH’s ongoing food activism work on campus. Its intention is to give us an understanding of what kind of changes students would like to see in their dining experience so that we can tailor our work to you!

Follow this link to our live form.

Last spring, Wesleyan signed the Real Food Campus Commitment, pledging to improve campus dining and spend at least 20 percent of Wesleyan’s dining budget on “Real Food” by 2020. “Real Food” is defined by the Real Food Challenge as food in one or more of the following categories: local/community-based; ecologically sound; fair for workers; humane for animals.

If you would like to get involved, we’d love to have you! Shoot us an e-mail.

Deadline: February 6th
Contact: rwilton(at)wes

WesFRESH Food Systems Working Group

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!