Chew on This 2014: Follow Your Food


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Join Common Energy UBCCUS Sustainability, and Oxfam UBC for our annual Chew On This conference! Chew On This is a week long conference surrounding sustainable food options. This year we are focusing on “following your food” from its source all the way to your plate. 

100 Mile Eating Social Media Challenge

Contest Details:
-post a picture of your local meal on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter
-use #FollowYourFood, and @CommonEnergyUBC or @cus_sustain
-Prizes include gift certificates to some of the best local restaurants in Vancouver!


Jan 24
6:30-7:45pm, Global Lounge (next to Marine Drive)
Kick off Documentary Screening of “Food Fight”
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March 3
12:00 pm, Macmillan Greenhouse
Grow Your Own Herbs Workshop!
Learn how easy it can be to grow herbs in your tiny dorm room! Not only will you save money on expensive spices, you can be confident they aren’t covered in pesticides!
All ingredients/supplies will be provided for free, so just bring your awesome self!

Manage Your Own Insect Farm Workshop – 3:30 pm, Global Lounge
UBC student Dominique Goulet will be discussing how you can contribute to reducing GHGs! Samples will include cooked insects as well as cookies and protein bars made from insect products such as cricket flour.

March 4
When:2:00 pm
Where: Place Vanier Residence Lower Atrium
100 Mile Eating
Our very own Chef Steve from right here at UBC (Place Vanier) will be discussing the benefits of eating local and how easy it is to eat foods produced within a 100 Mile radius of UBC.

Farmed Fish Discussion, Q + A 

When: 4:00-5:30pm, 
Where: Jack Bell Bldg for Social Work in Rm 233

We have the pleasure of welcoming researcher Dr. Shannon Balfry from the Vancouver Aquarium, communications rep from bc’s largest farm salmon producers and a rep from the bc salmon farmers association to dive into the topic of Farmed Fish in BC. What is it? What are some of the benefits and trade-offs? Come find out at this great discussion! 

March 5
Animal Welfare and Sustainability:

When: 4pm
Where: Henry Angus Rm 335

Small-scale, Local, Organic, Grass-fed, Sustainable– these all mean good animal welfare right? You might be surprised. In this session Gosia Zobel and Jesse Robbins, Graduate Students in UBC’s internationally-renowned Animal Welfare Program – will explore the complex and often overlooked role animal welfare plays in agricultural sustainability, so that you can make more informed decisions.

OxFam’s Hungry 4 Change Banquet
When: 6pm
Where: Thea Koerner Graduate Lounge 

This annual event is not one to be missed! Delicious food and discussions about global food security will have you thinking about how the rest of the world eats. Anyone who has attended this event in the past will tell you that you will not regret coming out for this incredible experience!

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