Focus the Nation, in partnership with ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Inc. presents:
Global Warming and the Food We Eat Sunday, January 27th, 2008 4:00 p.m.
A public forum organized by John English & Bart King with: Dr. Carl Jordan, UGA Ecologist & founder of Spring Valley EcoFarm, Craig Page, executive director of Promoting Local Agriculture and Culture Experience, Julia Gaskin, of the UGA Biological and Agricultural Engineering Dept.
This event is affiliated with the Ingest exhibit.
In partnership with Focus the Nation, ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Inc presents a Focus the Nation pre-event focused on local food production and its impact on the environment. The public forum is scheduled for Sunday, January 27th, at 4:00 p.m. in affiliation with Ingest, ATHICA current exhibition. Local sustainable agriculture experts will explain how the choices we make about food can be part of the solution to global climate change.
“The food we eat and how it is produced and packaged is as important in combating global climate change as the types of cars we drive, the light bulbs we use and the materials we recycle” says Focus the Nation organizer Bart King. “Supplying Americans with foodaccounts for more than 15 percent of our country total energy use, and agriculture accounts for 20 percent of human-caused global warming pollution worldwide” he added. Presenters slated as of press time are Dr. Carl Jordan, UGA ecologist and founder of Spring Valley EcoFarm, Craig Page, executive director of Promoting Local Agriculture and Culture Experience (http://www.localplace.org) and Julia Gaskin, of the UGA Biological and Agricultural Engineering Dept., whose specialty is sustainable agriculture. This forum is a pre-event, to help draw attention to Focus The Nation, the global warming awareness event being held in Athens and across the nation on the weekdays, January 30-31st, 2008.
Organizer bios: John English is a professor emeritus of UGA's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications who has been an active presence regionally as a writer and performer and more since 1970. He has shown and performed at ATHICA since 2002 and has a piece in the current exhibit.
Bart King is an Athens-based freelance writer and musician who spearheaded Athens Focus The Nation local events. He is the News Editor of the website SustainableBusiness.com.
This event is affiliated with Ingest, an exhibition curated by Beth Sale with assistant curator Jacob Cawthon, which runs through March 22nd, 2008.
More information on the exhibit and future affiliated events can be found on the ATHICA website, www.athica.org.
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