Catamount Earth Institute Late August E-Newsletter

 The Co-op Food Store offers Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, and Sustainability starting Monday September 17, 7 pm.

 Date: Mondays: September 17 and 24, and October 1, 8, 15, and 22

The food choices we make affect not only ourselves, but also the treatment of harvesters and factory workers, the health of farm workers, how humanely animals are treated, and how much carbon dioxide and methane are released into the atmosphere.

The Co-op invites you to join our newest discussion course from Catamount Earth Institute: Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, and Sustainability. In this six-session weekly discussion course, we will explore the interconnections of our food systems and our relationship to and responsibility in these systems. This course challenges us to look at our roles not only as consumer of food, but also as creators of food, of systems, and of the world we live in.

The course begins on Monday, September 17, and runs for six consecutive Monday evenings. Each one-and-a-half-hour session includes assigned readings and lively discussion. Meetings are held upstairs in the Hanover Co-op at 7:00 p.m. The course book costs $15 and can be purchased at the Hanover Service Desk; the course is free. A limited number of books are available for borrowing, as long as they are not marked up or written in.

Learn More and Register
For more information or to register contact the Co-op’s Information Desk staff at 603-643-2667.


Upper Valley Sustainability Events Calendar

Monday, Sept. 3, 6:30 pm, Colatina Exit, Upstairs
1st Monday Film:  Bad Seed: The Truth About Our Food
This is a film about Monsanto and its genetically modified seeds and herbicides. Come early, if you wish to order food or drink.
Sponsored by the Bradford Conservation Commission. Donations welcomed, but optional.

Wednesday, September 5, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Auditorium G
1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 
6 to 8 p.m.
Mercury: From Source to Seafood
This short (10 minute) film follows mercury from coal-fired plants to the seafood we eat. The film discusses mercury in fish, the health benefits of fish consumption, and the importance of reducing mercury pollution in the environment. This short film on mercury will be particularly relevant to participants in Menu for the Future and Healthy People, Healthy Planet, but is a valuable film for all to see.

This event is hosted by the Dartmouth College Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program in collaboration with The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Join the hosts for a heavy hors d’oeuvre reception and an opportunity to meet with Dartmouth researchers, medical, health and nutrition professionals, and community leaders to discuss the issue of mercury in seafood.

For more information call: 603-643-1853 or email Laura Harrington at [email protected]

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This Upper Valley Sustainable Living Network update was written by Barbara Duncan.

Catamount Earth Institute, POB 470 Hanover, NH 03755
802-333-3664 (May 1- Oct. 31)  [email protected]
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