Points of Intervention: Challenging the Food System

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Campus and Community Events
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Faina Bukher
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Resource Fair & Panel Discussion

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
11am - 3pm: Resource Fair, MUB, Strafford Room
5:00-6:30pm: Panel Discussion, MUB, Granite State Room

The Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise and the Sustainability Institute, both at UNH, are proud to partner with Post Landfill Action Network to bring to the UNH campus a full-day food justice themed fair, Points of Intervention: Challenging the Food System

The Post Landfill Action Network (PLAN, founded by UNH alum, Alex Freid, in 2013) is a national non-profit with a mission to cultivate, educate, and inspire a generation of change-makers. They inform students about the waste crisis and equip them with the necessary skills and resources to implement solutions to waste in their campus communities. UNH is proud to be a tour stop on PLAN’s 2018 Points of Intervention Tour. Points of Intervention is an approach that is being used to help tackle some of humanity’s toughest challenges. By zooming out to the macro level, beyond any one organization to look at the entire system, it is more possible to see how the system both creates the problems, but also makes it possible to identify the points in the system where intervention can create positive change.

This exciting event will include companies and community organizations in the food industry, spanning agriculture and production, processing and distribution, food waste and disposal. It will also include organizations whose mission is to work on worker rights, as well as those who tackle food insecurity and create access to healthy, affordable food for all. All of these organizations will highlight the positive steps they are taking to impact change and create a more sustainable food system. University offices and departments will also be invited to share their resources through active and engaging activities, bringing an awareness of food system issues and a call for food justice here and everywhere.

The day-long fair will include highly engaging, diverse activities that will help students make meaningful connections between their lives and how they can, on a smaller scale as individuals, intervene in the larger food system to help create positive and sustainable changes. 

The day will conclude in the evening with a panel discussion featuring local/regional thought leaders in the area of Food Systems, Sustainability, and Food Justice to bring greater awareness to today’s issues in this system and to talk about specific points of intervention on the local level to help open the doors to change. This panel discussion is an i2 Passport event. "C_E_Ds"

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