Food and Environmental Justice Week- April 14-19, 2014
Food and Environmental Justice Week features a series of films, speakers, a food drive and a Sustainable Foods Fair to connect the CU community with food and environmental justice initiatives at the local, national and international levels. Come and participate in the food drive, fair and events to learn how to get more involved in environmental justice issues on and around campus.
The mission of Food and Environmental Justice Week is to promote education and involvement of the disproportionate distribution of environmental burdens and environmental benefits based on race, socio-economic status, gender and ethnicity. In keeping with the principles of environmental justice, the food justice movement aims to change the contemporary food system so the benefits and risks of where, what and how food is grown, produced, distributed, eaten and disposed of are shared fairly. The goal is a food system in which all activities, from farm to table, are equitable, nutritious, educational, culturally appropriate and community-driven.
Food and Environmental Justice Week is a collaborative effort between the CU Boulder's Volunteer Resource Center and the Environmental Center with participants and guests from across Boulder county and local organizations. Join us!
Food and Environmental Justice WeekEvents:
Join us for a screening of this powerful documentary about food stamps and health.
Learn about what local organizations do to promote environmental justice in the Boulder community and what the term means to them and the community members they work with.
Get involved with a local community improvement project and work alongside volunteers and community members. Click here to register or for more info.