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Institute of Environmental Sustainability


Friday, September 6

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (directions)

DESCRIPTION: Reception featuring food and drinks to celebrate the closing of the Food, The Nature of Eating exhibit.  Also serves as kickoff to the Saturday symposium.

6:00 pm -                 Opening

6:30 pm -                 Exhibit touring - Docents and staff to assist

7:00 pm -                 KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Barton Seaver, chef, author, National Geographic Fellow and director of the Healthy and Sustainable Food Program at Harvard’s Center for Health and Global Environment

8:00 pm-                  Close

Saturday, September 7

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

At Loyola’s Mundelein Center and the Institute of Environmental Sustainability (directions)

Mundelein is #24 and IES is #36 on this map of the Lake Shore Campus

DESCRIPTION: One day symposium to discuss urban food issues in light of social justice, environmental and nutritional concerns. 

8:30 am -                Registration Opens

9:00 am -                Opening and Introductory Speaker

9:30 am - 10:30 am               

1st Presentations : Local Solutions: Environment

  • FACILITATOR, Ken Waagner, Smartley-Dunn
  • Pam Martin, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Jennifer Walling, Illinois Environment Council
  • Jim Slama, FamilyFarmed.org

10:45 am - 11:00 am      Break

11:00 am -  11:45 am            

2nd Presentations: Local Solutions: Justice

  • FACILITATOR Mari Gallagher
  • John Edel, The Plant
  • Bral Spight, UrbanPonics LLC
  • Jim LoBianco, Streetwise/Neighbor Carts
  • Erika Allen, Growing Power                                                                               

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm    Lunch (In IES facility, with exhibitors, LUC and SCB to describe building and programs)

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm      

3rd Presentations: Local Solutions: Nutrition

  • FACILITATOR: Lena Hatchett, LUC
  • Kate Maehr, Chicago Food Depository
  • Rochelle Davis, Healthy Schools Campaign
  • Adam Becker, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
  • Angela Odums Young, UIC                                                                                                

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm      

4th Presentations:  Municipal policy makers                    

  • FACILITATOR: Aaron Durnbaugh, LUC
  • CHICAGO:: Brad Roback  (Coordinator of Economic Development, Chicago Dept. of Housing and Economic Development)  
  • SAN FRANCISCO:: Mei Ling Hui (Urban Forest and Urban Agriculture Coordinator, San Francisco Dept. of Environment)
  • BOSTON:: John ‘Tad’ Read (Senior Planner, Boston Redevelopment Corporation) 

4:00 pm -                  End


Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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