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Workshop shows how food choices can affect climate

Iowa Interfaith Power & Light offers Food-Faith-Climate workshop November 6th in Mt. Vernon


worldLearn how our food choices contribute to climate change and find healthy, economical and delicious ways to reduce your impact on the environment in a workshop Sunday, November 6 in Mt. Vernon.  Iowa Interfaith Power & Light offers the “Food-Faith-Climate” workshop from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Cornell College, 600 1st St. SW, Mt. Vernon.


Sarah Paulos, Iowa IPL Program and Outreach Coordinator, who will lead the workshop, says “food choices we make can make a big difference not only for our personal health but for the health of the planet.”  “When we sit down to dinner, we may not think about global warming, but as much as one-third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are connected to our food system,” Paulos said. “Each of us, at every meal, can make a real difference that ensures a more climate-friendly food system. Fortunately, the ethical choices are also pleasurable choices.”  Workshop participants will reflect on what religious faith traditions have to say about sustainable food systems, examine household food practices and create a plan to make more climate-friendly food choices.


Registration is free thanks to generous donations from Cornell College Offices of Civic Engagement, Intercultural and Spiritual Life, First Presbyterian, Seeds of Faith Lutheran, Sustainable Environmental Resource Initiative, and the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Vernon. Participants receive pocket guides for sustainable eating, tips and resources for climate-friendly food choices. Participants are invited to join us for lunch at 12 noon before the workshop to meet one another at the award winning Smith Dining Hall. Lunch is $8.50. For more information and to register, go to Pre-registration required.