Registration Opens for Third Annual Green Summit

Author: Rachel Novick


The food is always good at the annual Green Summit, but this year food will also be the topic of conversation. Green Summit III: The Footprint of Food will take place on February 22nd, 2010 from 4 to 6pm in the Monogram Room at the Joyce Center. Participants will rotate through tables on four topics: food and climate change, sustainable seafood, local food, and food waste. At each table there will be displays, discussion, and delicious sustainable foods to taste.

“This year’s Green Summit addresses an issue that we can all easily relate to and which has a huge impact on our environment and our personal well being,” said Connor Kobeski ‘10. “It promises to be both educational and a great opportunity for campus-wide collaboration.”

Green Summit III will open with welcoming remarks from Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves, followed by a keynote address by Executive Chef Don Miller. Each year the Summit brings together hundreds of faculty, staff, and students to develop a shared vision for how to expand sustainability efforts at Notre Dame.

“After participating in the past two Green Summits, I am convinced it is one of the premier events on campus,” said Assistant Vice President for Development Micki Kidder. “The Summit provides an opportunity to engage with students, staff, and faculty and always results in innovative yet practical suggestions.”

Green Summit III is sponsored by the Office of Sustainability in collaboration with ND Food Services. Co-sponsors include GreeND, Students for Environmental Action, Student Government, Gluten-Free ND, and ND For Animals. Register online by clicking here; the registration deadline is Friday February 12th.