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Slow Food on Campus takes on Food and Climate Change

Nov. 2, 2009

by intern Heather Teige



The first of Slow Food on Campus' three-part event series focusing on ‘good, clean, and fair’ kicked off October 24th. Slow Food on Campus (SFOC) chapters participated in, and coordinated on-campus events to help raise awareness of the "clean" part of Slow Food USA’s mission. Our SFOC chapters supported 350.org’s International Day of Climate Action and were a part of the lively patchwork of creative and thoughtful events that advocated for better climate change policy (one that caps CO2 emissions at 350 parts per million).

Slow Food on Campus chapter efforts were part of more than 5,200 registered events around the globe; from these events, over 19,000 photos have been submitted and uploaded to 350.org. The incredible breadth of diversity found in these photos, whether it be where the photo was taken, or the personal thoughts on climate change that the photos express, is inspiring. The sheer number of people involved is a testament to the societal shift that has occurred in recent years and stands as proof of the commitment people are ready to make to help encourage better climate change policy.

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