Cultivating a New Food Economy: Putting People and Planet First
Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the barrage of negativity surrounding our food systems? Daily we are made aware of food-related problems damaging our economy, our health, and our earth.The new economy framework, defined as an economic system that prioritizes the well-being of people and the planet, offers a different lens to view the food system: one that is cooperative, environmentally friendly, socially just, and sustainable. This summit will engage participants in critical analysis, cooperation, and innovation through a day-long series of speakers, workshops, and community connectivity. This interactive and engaging event will take place on April 13th at Tufts University, presented in conjunction with the Tufts UEP Practical Visionaries Workshop and the New Economics Institute. The summit will showcase Boston-based leaders, organizations, and businesses that are leading the way. Please join us for a day of discussion about our food, our economy, and our planet.
Keynote Speaker: Francis Moore Lappé.
For more details about the event see the event website.
Event Cost: We are happy to offer this event free of charge so that all can participate. We will be collecting donations on the event day to help cover event costs such as food and speaker fees. Please consider supporting this event financially.
- Full day event attendees should arrive by 9:00am at the Chase Center 10 Winthrop St Medford, MA.
- Half day attendees should arrive by 12:45pm at Braker Hall 8 Upper Campus Rd. Medford, MA.