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Slow Food on Campus chapters team up with 350.org

Oct. 22, 2009

by intern Heather Teige

On October 24th, Slow Food on Campus chapters across the country will be hosting the first of their ‘good, clean and fair’ events. This month, students are focused on the clean part of Slow Food USA’s mission and pooled their networks to support 350.org, an international campaign that raises awareness about global warming. Many chapters are hosting on-campus events that will highlight the relationships between food and climate change.

This Saturday Slow Food on Campus chapters will host events, photograph them, and submit their photos to 350 to form a lively international visual petition stressing the need for new climate change policy.

Slow Food on Campus chapters will show their support by hosting 350-person bike rallies or coordinating 350-person seed plantings. Some chapters may host cooking demonstrations, organize potlucks with ingredients that are all found within 350 miles of campus, or table at events educating communities about the benefits of eating locally.

We are excited to report about all of the exciting events our Slow Food on Campus chapters have planned, so check back next week for stories and pictures!
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