Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability

Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability, the most recent course from the Northwest Earth Institute will be offered at two separate locations beginning this winter. This 6-week discussion course will be hosted by the Somersworth Sustainability Committee at Teatotaller in Somersworth, on Tuesdays beginning February 28th; and by the Green Sanctuary Team at South Church in Portsmouth, on Wednesdays beginning March 7th. Space is limited for both courses:

Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability

Hungry for Change explores the true meaning of the phrase “you are what you eat.” In six sessions, this discussion course challenges participants to examine their roles, not only as consumers of food, but also as creators — of food, of systems, and of the world we all live in. Each session includes readings, short assignments and accompanying discussion questions that address the impact of individual food choices on a range of issues, including ecosystem health, the treatment of factory and farm workers, and the global economy. Many sessions also include video clips, podcasts and websites to deepen the learning experience. Hungry for Change helps participants commit to lasting change by developing and sharing personal Action Plans with each session.

Discussion Course Goals:
• To explore the interconnected nature of food systems and our relationships to them.
• To examine the impact our food choices have on our health, the health of others and the health of our planet.
• To consider the ethical and political implications of our current food system and our personal food choices.

Somersworth Sustainability Committee and Global Awareness Local Action
Teatotaller, 109 Main St., Somersworth, NH
Tuesdays, February 28 – April 3, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
– Course books are $20. You should reserve your spot in this Study Circle today, as limited spaces fill fast. Contact Kira to reserve your spot by calling (603) 499-2318 or emailing earthbeats2@hotmail.com.

Green Sanctuary Team
South Church, 292 State St., Portsmouth, NH
Wednesdays, March 7 – April 11, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
– For information and to reserve a place, contact Kevin Leahy (kleahy51@gmail.com, 207-752-2763) by 2/19. $22 for cost of book. Limited to 12 people.

For more information: www.nwei.org

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