Community Green Events

Title: TEDxManhattan Changing the Way We Eat Viewing Party
Date: From 3/7/2015 to 3/8/2015
Time: From 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact Info: Doug Close || Phone: (815)315-1541 || Email:
Location: Mchenry County College - Room B166-67

Join and network with others interested in improving our local food system! TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” is licensed and organized by Diane Hatz, founder and executive director of Change Food.  The first event took place in February 2011; the fifth event will take place on March 7, 2015. The 2015 all-day event will be held on Saturday, March 7, from 9:30am central until 5:00pm and includes over a dozen dynamic speakers spanning the entire food spectrum from farming to food arts:

Joel Berg – New York City Coalition Against Hunger

Dana Cowin – Food & Wine

Alkemia Earth – DJ and plant-based nutritionist

Robert Graham, MD – Lenox Hill Hospital

Henry Hargreaves – Photographer and artist

Kendra Kimbirauskas – Friends of Family Farmers

Nikiko Masumoto – Masumoto Family Farm

Michele Merkel – Food & Water Watch

Danny Meyer – Union Square Hospitality Group

Danielle Nierenberg – Food Tank

Ali Partovi – Angel Investor

Stephen Reily – Seed Capital Kentucky

Stefanie Sacks, RD – Culinary nutritionist, author

Anim Steel – Real Food Challenge

Shen Tong – FOOD-X

Marcel Van Ooyen – GrowNYC

Ietef “DJ Cavem Moetavation” Vita – Eco-HipHop

Green Bronx Machine –  TEDxManhattan Award Winner

Topics will include:

  • The necessity of women farmers in the food movement
  • How U.S. law favors large agribusiness companies and not small farmers
  • Teaching students about health through hip hop
  • Food as medicine
  • Beyond food hubs – local food and local food economies
  • Why organic really isn’t more expensive
  • What we really need to end hunger
  • How small changes in your eating can make huge differences
  • And much more!  

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