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Can Your Dinner Help Fight Climate Change?
March 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Can your dinner help fight climate change? Maine Farmland Trust and Portland Food Co-op will host a panel discussion to explore ways that eaters can make more informed climate-friendly food choices. The discussion will be held at Maine College of Art (MECA) Osher Hall on Wednesday, March 9 at 6:30PM.
Local experts — land and sea farmers, researchers, and food system advocates– will highlight ways we can each push back against climate change with our forks and support innovative ways of producing food that aims to reduce our carbon footprint. Panelists include John Jemison, a water and soil science expert at UMaine Cooperative Extension, Carl Johanson from Goranson Farm, Kyle Foley from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Lisa Fernandes from the Resilience Hub, and Paul Dobbins from Ocean Approved. The panel will be facilitated by Amanda Beal, who currently works as the Policy and Research Fellow at Maine Farmland Trust.
This event kicks off a new series of collaborative events organized by Maine Farmland Trust and Portland Food Co-op called Food for Thought, an exploratory series for inquisitive eaters who want to dig into hot food issues.