Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret - Film Screening March 7th @ 7PM

Saturday, March 7th @ 7:00pm
Harris Hall, Room 107
1881 Sheridan Rd.
Northwestern University

Parking is free at the Northwestern Segal Visitor's Center
1841 Sheridan Rd.

An official selection of the Fourth Annual One Earth Film Festival. Stay engaged after the screening with solution-oriented discussion and explore opportunities for action. Seating is limited. Reserve your tickets today. For full festival schedule & tickets visit oneearthfilmfest.org #ONEEARTH

Infographic from Cowspiracy.com  http://www.cowspiracy.com/infographic/ 


Food Chains Screening & Talk with Director Sanjay Rawal | Tues. Feb. 17

Tuesday, February 17
6:30pm in Harris 107

The film is an exposé of our food supply's dependency on desperately poor and marginalized populations for labor. The documentary follows a group of revolutionary tomato pickers in Southern Florida from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers who are working to change farm labor practices through their Fair Food program that rallies growers and retailers to change the system of injustice.


Sustainable Brewery Panel - January 20th at 7:00PM

Join NU Food Talks, Citizens' Greener EvanstonFarmhouse Evanston, and Sketchbook Brewing Company in welcoming a panel of Evanston’s finest brewers to discuss what it takes to be a sustainable brewery.

When: Tuesday, January 20
Time: Networking at 6:30 pm, program at 7:00 pm
Where: Farmhouse Evanston, 703 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Cost: Free and open to the public
What: A chance to learn, network, exchange ideas, and get involved!

Michael Smylie of Smylie Bros. Restaurant & Brewery
Josh Gilbert of Temperance Beer Company
Tom Fogarty of Peckish Pig
Cesar Marron of Sketchbook Brewing Company

Space is first-come, first-serve. Space is limited and we do expect a capacity crowd, so come early, and come thirsty!


November Potluck and Panel Discussion:
Retail Grocers: Margin versus Sustainability

Tues. November 18, 6-8 pm
Chambers Hall
Ruan Conference Center, Lower Level
Northwestern University
600 Foster Street
Evanston, IL 60208

Often what lies between you and your dinner is a trip to the grocery store. This month a panel of grocery store owners and representatives will share with us how they strive to maintain profit margins while incorporating sustainability. Learn where and how these local grocery stores source the foods that they sell, how they are impacting our local communities, and what other factors go into running a sustainable grocery store.

Potluck Details:
A-H: Salad
I-L: Side
M-S: Dessert
T-Z: Beverage

*If you would like to bring something other than requested please feel free. Also, if you are unable to bring a dish, please still attend the event.

Parking and Transit:
When is comes to parking at Chambers Hall (600 Foster St.) it is free after 4:00 PM in the lot adjacent to the building. The closest train stop is Foster on the purple line. There are also locations to park your bike nearby in front of Foster Walker (1927 Orrington Avenue). http://maps.northwestern.edu/facility/65

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Food Day Activities at Northwestern University - October 24th

Northwestern University Students celebrate Food Day
@northwestern_dining and #eatdrinklocalnu

2-4pm Farmers Market
Norris South Lawn (near Wild Roots). 
Students who have raffle tickets can get their farmers market sticker at this event! 

5-8pm Farm-to-table dinner 
Sargent Hall 
Students can turn in their raffle tickets at this dinner - or buy taking a picture, posting it on Instagram and tagging @northwestern_dining and #eatdrinklocalnu. 

Tag @thealleygallery and #thealleygallery, and recieve a free poster from the Alley Gallery! 


Panel: American Origin Products, Geographical Indications, and Rural Development

American Origin Products, Geographical Indications, and Rural Development
Panel 2: Unpacking the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Monday, May 19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. CDT
Lurie - Baldwin Auditorium, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University, 303 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL  60611

2:00  Welcome and Introductory Remarks
            Beth Barham, Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, University of Arkansas
2:10  The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Key Issues for Agriculture
           Karen Hansen-Kuhn, Director of International Strategies, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
2:40     A brief recap of GI history at the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Thulang Wasescha, independent  intellectual property consultant
3:10     Setting product standards with a view towards trade harmonization
            Katherine DiMatteo, Sustainable Food Trade Association
3:40     Question and Answer
4:00     Conclude

Three ways to participate (see www.aopcentral.us/aop-panel-series.html):
Live streaming
View after the event at http://www.aopcentral.us
Event Sponsors
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, University of Arkansas
Delegation of the European Union to the United States
American Origin Products Research Foundation
American Origin Products Association

 Webinar Presenters
Dr. Elizabeth Barham will moderate the panel.  She is nationally and internationally known for her research on labels of origin, or geographical indications, as catalysts for rural development. She holds MS and Ph.D. degrees in Development Sociology from Cornell University. She served as the first Vice President for North America of oriGIn (http://www.origin-gi.com/), the international network of origin product producer groups, and currently serves as a member of the Territorial Designations Committee of the government of Quebec, Canada (http://www.cartvquebec.com/en). She works with the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, U of Arkansas (http://www.cast.uark.edu) and the American Origin Products Research Foundation (http://www.aoprf.org) on realizing the full rural development potential of origin products in the U.S. 
Katherine T. DiMatteo is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Food Trade Association (http://www.sustainablefoodtrade.org) as of November 2013. She has worked in a variety of capacities within the organic industry since 1990. In addition, DiMatteo continues as a managing partner at Wolf, DiMatteo + Associates, a consulting firm whose specialists deliver effective strategies to help organic products and businesses grow. Formerly the executive director of the Organic Trade Association from 1990 to 2006, she was instrumental in shaping the outcome of the U.S. National Organic Program standards and the U.N. Codex guidelines for organically produced foods.  DiMatteo recently served as the president of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements Board of Directors and is a founding member of The Organic Center Board of Directors.
Karen Hansen-Kuhn is Director of International Strategies at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (http://www.iatp.org).  She has been working on trade and economic justice since the beginning of the NAFTA debate. She has published articles on U.S. trade and agriculture policies, the impacts of U.S. biofuels policies on food security, and women and food crises. She was the international coordinator of the Alliance for Responsible Trade (ART), a U.S. multisectoral coalition promoting just and sustainable trade, until 2005. After that, she was policy director at the U.S. office of ActionAid, an international development organization. She holds a B.S. in International Business from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in International Development from The American University.
Thu-lang Wasesch is a graduate of the Laws School of Geneva University. Currently an independent IP (intellectual property) consultant, she was a Counsellor in the IP Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) from 2000 to 2013, and served as Secretary to the Special Session of the Council for TRIPS (Doha Round's ad hoc body dealing with the negotiation of the establishment of a multilateral system of notification and registration of geographical indications for wines and spirits). From 1986 to 2000, she was Director of the Department of International Affairs of the Swiss IP Institute, Ministry of Justice, where she dealt with the international aspects of IP, including technical cooperation.  She represented Switzerland in IP/TRIPS negotiations and discussions for GATT/WTO, WIPO, WHO, FAO, CBD and EFTA.  She was deputy head of the Swiss TRIPS negotiating team in the Uruguay Round and responsible for implementation of the TRIPS provisions in Swiss domestic law.