Committee Chair - Johannah Blackman, email@example.com
If every citizen in the United States ate just one meal a week composed of locally grown, organic meats and produce, we would reduce our weekly national consumption of fossil fuel by 1 million barrels. - Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Vegetable Miracle
The Food Systems committee educates people about the connection between our many food choices and climate change, and is striving to create a food system for MDI – with a lower emissions footprint – that supports existing programs, establishes new programs, and ensures equal access to local and sustainable food options. Upcoming projects include an educational campaign, researching local composting options, and a large educational food event.
- Developing composting programs
- Research a winter farmer's market.
- Educational Climate Change Dinner Event for 2017
- Develop gardener-to-land match program
- Improving local agricultural ordinances
Read the notes from the Food System Group at the launch in January here.