Food Day Events, October 24th

Northwestern Evanston Campus

DEMONSTRATION - Campus Kitchens Food Waste Table
Location: 1820 Chicago Avenue, Allison Dinning Hall, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
Campus Kitchens is going to set up a table with a game to guess how many pounds of food are wasted (now composted) in the dining halls. We want to raise awareness about how much food gets left over, and how this food could be used to feed people in the Evanston area who really need it.

LECTURE - Go for the Whole Grains!
Location: Norris Student Center, Ground Floor, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Our registered dietitian, Justin Heaton, will be teaching guests about the healthy role of whole grains in our diet. Learn about the benefits of whole grains, how to identify whole grain foods and be able to distinguish which whole grains are gluten-free.

LECTURE - Environmental Sustainability in Israel: A Talk with Alex Cicesky
Location: University Hall, Room 102, 7:00 pm
Alex is a founding member of Kibbutz Lotan, an amazing community (one of two Reform kibbutzim in Israel) whose mission is to live Jewishly, equitably and in an environmentally sustainable way.  Kibbutz Lotan invites visitors to experience the community and/or to learn firsthand about the kibbutz's sustainable building techniques (including mud and straw bale), recycling, organic farming, water recycling and waste management, permaculture and philosophy of eco-village living. Flyer attached.  This event is co-sponsored by SEED.

MEALS - Resident Halls Sustainable Dinner
Location: Your Northwestern Resident Hall
Food Day seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.

MEALS - nuCuisine Fresh Market!
Location: Norris Student Center, Ground Floor, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
To help celebrate Food Day there will be a nuCuisine Fresh Market. Fresh fruits, vegetables and more will be available for purchase!

MEALS - Food Day 1999 Special
Location: Norris Student Center, Ground Floor, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Enjoy a delicious local and sustainable lunch on the ground floor of. Featuring apples from the nuCuisine tree at Tree-Mendous Fruit Farm.

Evanston Community

VOLUNTEER - Food Day at the Farm: The Talking Farm & Whole Foods Market
Location: Howard Street Farm, 3701 Howard, Skokie, IL from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm              
Having worked with The Talking Farm on a number of different projects, Whole Foods Market Team Members look forward to pitching in, cutting weeds, and helping to ready the ground for cooler weather. All are welcome for the work day and the community campfire to follow!

Contact : Jessica Hochman           jessica.hochman@wholefoods.com        Whole Foods Market

VOLUNTEER - Chicagoland Community Call to Action
The 2012 Farm Bill is currently stalled in Congress.  Meanwhile, the 2008 bill – the one guiding current farm policy – expired on September 30, leaving dozens of programs high and dry with no funding.

Here at Illinois Stewardship Alliance we think this is unacceptable – and we need your help holding Congress accountable.  As a member of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, we’re taking action later this month. The House and Senate are coming back to D.C. in mid-November for their “lame duck” post-election session, and this is our last chance to call for a farm bill this year – one that invests in the future of healthy farms, food, and people; protects our natural resources; and makes long-overdue reforms to farm subsidies and levels the playing field for family farmers.

To make this happen, we’re planning something big:  a major grassroots petition opening on Food Day (October 24) and culminating in a coordinated call-in day on November 15 to drive the message home. We want to reach a million people with our message – and aim for at least 50,000 signatures, leading into thousands of follow-up calls into Congress. We want to make a powerful statement to Congress that these issues matter for farmers and citizens across the country!

The message:  “We need a better farm bill, and we need it this year!  An equitable, sustainable, 21st century farm bill must:

For the sake of our nation's health, our farmers, and our natural resources, we need congress to do its job.
This petition drive is being organized by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. Illinois Stewardship Alliance is an active member of the coalition.

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