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Food for Thought series begins Wednesday with panel discussion

September 10, 2012

The 2012-13 Food for Thought Film and Speaker series at UW-Stout kicks off with a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harvey Hall Theatre.

The discussion topic will be food and public health, with the focus on the farm-to-institution connection. The panel will include Judi Smith, Menomonie schools food services director; Karen Brummer, New Richmond schools food services director; and Alaine Sonnenberg, a local farmer who raises grass-fed beef.

Sustainable Stout logoA total of 18 events, two a month, are scheduled through May. For more information, go here.

“We’ll look at various issues in sustainability — transportation, food, energy, climate change, waste and water — and showcase films and speakers that focus on these issues. We hope to create a dialogue that encourages sustainable community development,” said Sarah Rykal, UW-Stout sustainability coordinator.

The series is sponsored by UW-Stout's Sustainability Office, in collaboration with UW-Stout's Ally Initiatives; Sustainable Dunn; the University Library; Tainter Menomin Lake Improvement Association; UW-Stout Parking and Transportation Office; Menomonie Market Food Co-op; Xcel Energy; Veolia Environmental Services; Dunn County; Cedar Corp.; and Waterfront Bar and Grill.

For more information on UW-Stout environmental sustainability efforts, go here.

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