Local food part of Campus and Community Sustainability Expo on Dec. 7

Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 12/06, 2017 at 11:36 AM

Local food part of Campus and Community Sustainability Expo on Dec. 7

The Penn State Student Farm will be among the initiatives highlighted at the Campus and Community Sustainability Expo.

Penn State students will offer the public an opportunity to learn more about sustainability and its role in our local lives at the Campus and Community Sustainability Expo, to be held tomorrow, Dec. 7, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the State College Borough Building on 243 S. Allen St. in State College.

The event will feature poster sessions by student teams and will offer an opportunity for members of the public to learn about community sustainability initiatives and perhaps get involved themselves. Among subjects covered will be workforce recruitment strategies, water quality monitoring, climate messaging strategy, waste and recycling, and human health. Of interest to Local Food Journey readers, the event will also highlight local food, sustainable food systems, and community gardens.

“At the Expo we have a number of posters representing projects in sustainable food systems, such as increasing CSA membership, food trucks, Student Farm tours, and establishing a local community garden network,” said Ilona Ballreich, program coordinator for the Sustainable Communities Collaborative at the Penn State Sustainability Institute.

The Penn State Student Farm will also be involved in the event. The event is free to the public and refreshments will be served. Learn more about the Penn State Sustainability Institute by going here.

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