AGENDA


Registration
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place

Morning Session
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Welcome
Lynne P. Brown
Senior Vice President
University Relations & Public Affairs
New York University

Remarks
Hon. Scott M. Stringer
Manhattan Borough President

Jacquie Berger
Executive Director
Just Food

Plenary Session
Anna Lappé
Founder
Small Planet Institute

Marion Nestle
Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University

Break
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Informational, Public Policy & Skills Building Sessions I
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South
(Scroll down for a list of all breakout sessions)

Lunch
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Map of Nearby Sustainable and Veggie-Friendly Eateries
(Scroll down for more information)

Informational, Public Policy & Skills Building Sessions II
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Kimmel Center
(Scroll down for a list of all breakout sessions)

Reception & Expo
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Kimmel Center
To conclude the day, join us for a networking reception and informational expo.
Sample tasty treats from local food and beverage artisans, and learn more
about organizations working with climate change and food issues.

FOOD AND DRINK
Blue Point Brewery
Sugar Hill Brewing Company
Harlem Vintage
Katchkie Farm --Thunder Pickles & Salsa
Rick's Picks
Hot Bread Kitchen -- Homemade Lavash Crackers
Aramark
Basis
Food For Life Supreme
The BCA & Harlem4 present Karlton Harris
Tap IT -- water for your water bottle!
INFORMATION
Urban Go Green
Bluestocking Bookstore
Harlem Yoga Studios
Project Health NY
Just Food
AECOM
Community Energy
Watershed Ag Council
FRESH the Movie
Tri-state Biodiesel

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LUNCH

Bring your own, dine in, or dine out!

For those who wish to dine in: you are invited to purchase a tasty bag lunch - locally sourced and vegetarian - for a cost of $9. Bag lunches must be pre-ordered and pre-paid through the online summit registration system. To purchase a lunch, select the ticket type “Registration with Lunch Voucher” during the registration process.

For those who wish to dine out: there is a wide range of restaurants and cafes surrounding the Kimmel Center. View Map of Nearby Sustainable and Veggie-Friendly Eateries if you wish to explore the neighborhood.

Or bring your own! All attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable beverage containers as well. Water fountains are available throughout the building.


INFORMATIONAL, POLICY AND SKILLS BUILDING SESSIONS I & II


Depending on your interest and expertise, you may choose to attend informational sessions, skill-building workshops, or public policy sessions which will be offered in the morning and afternoon sessions.

INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS: provide an introduction to food and global warming issues and solutions.

SKILL-BUILDING WORKSHOPS: offer hands-on training to promote a climate-friendly food system through individual choice and action.

PUBLIC POLICY SESSIONS: create a forum where experts will address current challenges to reducing the climate and environmental impacts of the local food system and engage the audience in identifying new solutions.



MORNING SESSIONS: 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
(Please Select Only 1 Session)




Informational


Session 1: Introduction to Food and Climate Issues
Hear an overview of how the food system impacts climate change locally and globally, and its effects on health, hunger, and the economy.


Skills Building


Session 2: Faith-Rooted Climate and Food Justice Organizing
Explore how faith leaders can work together with advocates and government to make an impact on climate and food justice.


Session 3: Best Practices in Institutional Purchasing
Learn from success stories of good, green purchasing practices by institutions such as schools, colleges, restaurants and corporate cafeterias so that you can replicate these best practices.


Session 4: Tackle Hunger, Health and Environment in Your Community
Come learn about advocacy efforts to tackle food insecurity and environmental injustice in NYC and how organizing for greater access for fresh, healthy food for all communities can fight hunger, health problems and climate change.


Session 5: Grow Food in the Big Apple
Did you know urban agriculture reduces our City’s greenhouse gas emissions? Learn how you can grow food in the big apple, from windowsills and rooftops to community gardens and schoolyards.


Session 6: Cool Food on a Budget: Good Diet for People, Pocketbooks and Planet
Learn which foods have the lowest environmental impact and how you can affordably access them.


Session 7: Cool Food Demonstration: Preservation Without Refrigeration
Preserving is one way to make fresh, low-impact foods last longer, and do not require refrigeration. Come to this hands-on demonstration on canning and fermenting your groceries and harvests.


Session 8: Composting Your Food Waste
Did you know composting reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Learn how to compost your food waste at home and how to set up a community composting project.


Session 9: What’s at Steak: Tips for Talking about Animal Food and Climate Change Connections
Find out how to “plain language” your message on this complex issue and get tips for speaking to reporters and talking in your community.


Session 10: How to Mobilize around Food and Climate Change Issues
How can you fight climate change in your food justice advocacy? Come explore organizing tips for advancing policy action and community awareness on food justice and climate change issues.
How to Mobilize Around Food and Climate Change Resource List


Public Policy


Session 11: Urban Agriculture: Community Gardens, Urban Farms, and More
Identify ways to remove persistent barriers to community gardening, urban farming, and other methods of growing food in cities—which reduce climate change and help us adapt to its effects.


Session 12: The Food Shed: Promoting Sustainable Local Agriculture
Identify opportunities to promote a sustainable regional food supply through farmland preservation, watershed protection, climate adaptation, and animal husbandry.


Session 13: Greening Food Infrastructure
Identify policies to reduce energy use, improve water conservation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the local food system, from the production and distribution to refrigeration and disposal.


Session 14: Setting an Agenda for Child Nutrition, School Food and Food Education
Reduce hunger, obesity, and improve climate and environmental education by bolstering child nutrition programs, farm-to-school initiatives, and school gardening.


Session 15: From Farm to Landfill: Reducing Food Waste in New York City
Find ways to reduce the amount of food in NYC’s waste stream, which requires transport, contribute to landfills, and resulting in methane emissions.



AFTERNOON SESSIONS: 2:00 – 3:30 PM
(Please Select Only 1 Session)




Informational


Session 16: Understanding Your Foodprint
Learn what you can do to promote a climate-friendly food system.


Skills Building


Session 17: Cooking Up Climate-Friendly Change: Youth Lead the Good Food Movement
NYC Youth are mobilizing around food and climate change to support healthy communities and a livable future. Hear youth talk about what motivates them and learn hands-on techniques that engage their peers in food and climate change.
Veggie ID Activity Outline
NYS Farmer's Market Produce Facts
Veggie ID Worksheet


Session 18: Tackle Hunger, Health and Environment in Your Community
Come learn about advocacy efforts to tackle food insecurity and environmental injustice in NYC and how organizing for greater access for fresh, healthy food for all communities can fight hunger, health problems and climate change.


Session 19: Grow Food in the Big Apple
Did you know urban agriculture reduces our City’s greenhouse gas emissions? Learn how you can grow food in the big apple, from windowsills and rooftops to community gardens and schoolyards.


Session 20: Cool Food on a Budget: Good Diet for People, Pocketbooks and Planet
Learn which foods have the lowest environmental impact and how you can affordably access them.


Session 21: Cool Food Demonstration: Preservation Without Refrigeration
Preserving is one way to make fresh, low-impact foods last longer, and do not require refrigeration. Come to this hands-on demonstration on canning and fermenting your groceries and harvests.


Session 22: Composting Your Food Waste
Did you know composting reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Learn how to compost your food waste at home and how to set up a community composting project.


Session 23: What’s at Steak: Tips for Talking about Animal Food and Climate Change Connections
Find out how to “plain language” your message on this complex issue and get tips for speaking to reporters and talking in your community.
Tips for Calling and Writing Your Legislator
Tips for Meeting Your Legislator
Tips for Using Action Alerts
Tips for Writing Op-Eds and Letters-to-the-Editor
NY Coalition for Healthy School Food Graph
School Food and the Environment
The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork
Fossil Fuel and Energy Use
Air Pollution


Session 24: How to Mobilize around Food and Climate Change Issues
How can you fight climate change in your food justice advocacy? Come explore organizing tips for advancing policy action and community awareness on food justice and climate change issues.
How to Mobilize Around Food and Climate Change Resource List


Public Policy


Session 25: Urban Agriculture: Roofs, Walls, and Other Under-Utilized Spaces
Uncover policies to advance urban agriculture and address climate change by growing on underutilized spaces including roofs, walls, and government property.


Session 26: The Food Shed: Harnessing New Yorkers’ Buying Power
Learn about bottlenecks that prevent local farmers from reaching hungry New Yorkers and brainstorm about new market mechanisms to promote healthy, local food procurement.


Session 27: Institutional Procurement: Buy Local and Sustainable
Explore ways to remove barriers constraining government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private institutions from purchasing more sustainable food.


Session 28: The Food-Collar Economy
Find ways to attract and retain good farming, food processing, and retail jobs in the NYC region to reduce hunger, promote health and sustainability, and strengthen the local economy.


Session 29: Structural Discrimination Related to Food and Climate Change
Develop strategies to promote environmental justice for low-income communities and people of color, and discuss the policies NYC can adopt to counteract the systemic problems of high rates of asthma, heart disease, obesity, and hunger.