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Science Café: Environmental Impact of Food

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Marty Heller
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
April 15, 20155:30pm - 5:30pm
Conor O'Neills, 318 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor

How can we get a sense of the greenhouse gas emissions and the energy used by different food sources and food systems?  Join us in learning about how our food choices can make a more positive impact on the environment! Co-sponsored with U of M Museum of Natural History at Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, this Science Cafe will feature experts in the field of the environmental impact our everyday food choices make.  How and what we eat impact the resources and ‘polluting’ emissions connected to our food system. But with so many options in the marketplace, how can we as eaters know that our choices matter? Is it possible for local “food movement” leaders to influence or change our overall food systems to reduce the environmental impact of our food? Speakers will include Marty Heller of the U-M Center for Sustainable Systems, and Lesli Hoey of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and the U-M Sustainable Food Systems Initiative.

Free and open to the public!

Throughout the year, ICPJ is sponsoring a semester-long program entitled Food & Justice: An Interfaith Exploration of How our Food Choices Impact our Environment, our Economy and our Neighbors.