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Cultivating a New Food Economy: Putting People and Planet First

April 13th, 2013

Tufts University

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the barrage of negativity surrounding our food systems?  Daily we are made aware of food-related problems damaging our economy, our health, and our earth.The new economy framework, defined as an economic system that prioritizes the well-being of people and the planet, offers a different lens to view the food system: one that is cooperative, environmentally friendly, socially just, and sustainable. This summit will engage participants in critical analysis, cooperation, and innovation through a day-long series of speakers, workshops, and community connectivity. This interactive and engaging event will take place on April 13th at Tufts University, presented in conjunction with the Tufts UEP Practical Visionaries Workshop and the New Economics Institute. The summit will showcase Boston-based leaders, organizations, and businesses that are leading the way. Please join us for a day of discussion about our food, our economy, and our planet.

 9:00 – 9:30 Sustainable Breakfast

9:30 – 10:30 Experiences in the Food Economy

  • Popular Education intro activity, led by and the Practical Visionaries Field Project

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:45 Speakers – Setting the stage

  • Food Justice (Ajamu Brown)
  • New Economics (TBD)
  • New Food Economy (TBD)

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch – provided by Haley House Cafe

1:00 – 2:00 Keynote

2:00 – 2:30 Break

  • Frances Moore Lappe book signing
  • Student posters

2:30 – 3:15 Boston Innovators

3:25 – 4:10 Diving Deeper

  • Breakout sessions with Boston Innovators

4:15 – 4:30 Closing



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