Slow Food on Campus partnered with Real Food Challenge this fall. The Real Food Challenge works with students to make sure that our schools buy food that is good for us, good for the environment, and good for the workers who get food to our platesreal food. That means less diabetes in our communities; more local family farmers on the land; new green businesses; and schools which embrace a sustainable future and social justice for all.
Slow Food on Campus has partnered with Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA) many times in the past, and most recently worked with SFA in November to raise awareness on the farm labor and compensation equalities that exist in our current food system. Student/Farmworker Alliance is a national network of students and youth organizing in solidarity with Florida farmworkers to eliminate sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery in the fields. SFA works in alliance with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a membership-led organization of mostly Latino, Haitian, and Mayan Indian farmworkers and other low-wage workers based in Southwest Florida.
Slow Food on Campus partnered with 350 in October to stress the connection between the food on our plates and the health of our planet. 350.org is an international campaign to raise awareness about global warming. Its focus is on the number 350 - as in parts per million - the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere. But 350 is more than just a number: it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.
Slow Food on Campus has partnered with Small Planet Institute this fall. Founded by Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé, the Small Planet Institute helps further the emergence of democracy but as a rewarding way of life, strong enough to meet todays unprecedented challenges. The Lappé's books include Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity and Courage in a World Gone Mad and the forthcoming Diet for a Hot Planet. They speak frequently and produce a range of media, from blogs to videos.
Produced by Sustainable Table and Free Range Studios, The Meatrix, The Meatrix II: Revolting, and The Meatrix II½ expose the dirty truth behind todays industrial meat and dairy production. The Meatrix Films use action and humor to educate audiences, the website delves deeper into the problems with industrial agriculture, and the Eat Well Guide directs the viewer to take action immediately by locating nearby stores and restaurants selling local sustainable food. Join our heroes Moopheus, Leo and Chickity as they confront industrial agriculture and help them save small family farms!
Slow Food USA has partnered with United Students for Fair Trade (USFT) , an organization that works to raise awareness about and promote Fair Trade systems. This network of student organizations works together to create human connections between producers with consumers. USFT empowers student leaders to promote equity, justice, and integrity, the values of a global economy.
Slow Food on Campus has partnered with The Fair Food Project, a brief documentary that exposes the horrible working conditions that are often overlooked in this country and gives examples of growers who have developed fair business models.
Slow Food on Campus has joined The Yes Men in support of their newest movie, The Yes Men Fix the World. These two infamous pranksters have created their own brand of activism. Their method, which they call identity correction, involves posing as executives of socially or environmentally irresponsible organizations and delivering the messages that they think should be a reality. They aim to incite a reaction from the public, and thus pressure these companies to change their detrimental habits.
Slow Food on Campus has partnered with The Botany of Desire, a film based on the book by Michael Pollan. This film explores the idea that plants are controlling humans by adapting to satisfy our cravings and thereby ensuring their own continuing cultivation. Specifically, The Botany of Desire focuses on four plants and four inherent human desires: apples for sweetness, tulips for beauty, marijuana for intoxication, and potatoes for control.