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“Menu For the Future” summer discussion course

By Sustainability Office on May 3, 2013



This summer, the Shaw Wellness Institute in collaboration with the Sustainability Office will once again offer an interactive book club style discussion course on food issues and sustainability. The program is open to all Colgate employees but registration is limited to the first 12 individuals.

The group will meet every Wednesday from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. beginning on June 19. The course will last seven weeks and end on July 31. The program is free and includes a course booklet and breakfast.

The program is an interactive discussion group that helps participants explore the connection between food, health, and sustainability. Participants are expected to complete short readings between sessions and be prepared to share their thoughts with the group. Weekly topics will include an exploration of the ecological, economic, and health impacts that accompany our food choices, how individual choices can lead to a more sustainable food supply, and practical steps for a healthy diet that promotes sustainability. This program will use the Northwest Earth Institute’s workbook: “Menu for the Future.”

The seven-week course will be co-facilitated by John Pumilio, Colgate’s Director of Sustainability, and Thad Mantaro, Director of the Shaw Wellness Institute.

For more information please contact Thad Mantaro or John Pumilio.

To register click here.

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