Geelong Sustainability's monthly social networking event – Geelong Green Drinks – is a great way to learn about what's new and happening in our region and to connect with others working in the sustainability sector.
Theme: Food Sovereignty: Fighting for Fair Food
Keynote Speaker: Chris Balazs, Sage Choice & Vice President, AFSA (Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance)
Our present food system is broken and unfair. Surprise, surprise it's dominated by powerful vested interests! Large scale agricultural practices are destroying our ecosystems and depleting our soils. Despite growing concerns about the nutrition, safety, and ethics of the food we eat, some regulators are making it harder for small regenerative farmers to produce ethical, ecologically-sound, nutritious, and delicious food for their communities.
- Be informed about the outdated planning schemes and illogical definitions preventing consumers from buying fresh local food
- Learn how misuse of power by regulators is frustrating innovative paddock-to-plate producers
- Our food choices matter more than ever - Find out how you can join the fight for a fairer food system!
AFSA wants to create an equitable, sustainable and resilient food system for all Australians. They are mounting a legal defense fund to support small-scale ethical food producers. There'll be a fund-raising raffle on the night with lots of great prizes.
Be informed - Be inspired - Be connected
Each year, we plan a diverse program with a mix of informative presentations, interactive workshops and enviro movies focused on key sustainability topics such as Energy, Waste, Environment, Food, Water, Housing and Community. Our monthly themes also align with specific principles in the One Planet Living framework.
We also provide several pop-up spots so people can promote future events, projects and campaigns. Contact the event organiser to book a spot.
In 2017, Green Drinks will be normally held on the third Wednesday at Beav's Bar. Click here to download the event dates.
Come along and join in this fun and informative networking event. See you there!
Entry just $2 - Finger food provided - Drinks at bar prices
Please RSVP below for catering purposes.
77 Lt Malop St
Geelong, Victoria 3220
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