Speaker to share experience at Italian meeting on food and environment

“Food and Environment Meet in Torino, Italy” will be the subject of the next "Think Green, It's Friday" forum from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 in Conference Room 4 of the Festival Conference and Student Center.

Melissa Altman, grant writer for the JMU Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, will discuss her experience at Salone del Gusto International and Terra Madre, which took place from Oct. 25-29, 2012, in Torino, Italy.

Altman will also share her perspective on the relationship between the food movement’s drive to improve the nutrition and taste of diets and the environmental movement’s consideration of stewardship and sustainability.

“Think Green: It’s Friday” forums are sponsored by JMU’s Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability. The series was started to raise awareness in the JMU and Harrisonburg communities about ways to conduct environmentally sustainable lives and how to better the community.

The event is free.


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Feb. 14, 2013

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