Sustainability Café on March 25th will explore whether local food is better food


Contributed by Marian Brown

The Sustainability Café on Monday, March 25th will feature Dr. Julia Lapp exploring the question: Is local food better food?”  The Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM, in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar. The Spring 2013 Sustainability Café/Environmental Seminar series is focused on our local food system. 

Julia Lapp, associate professor in the Ithaca College department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, will discuss the background, benefits, limitations and some hurdles regarding the local food movement. She will present data regarding a local diet versus a vegetarian diet in terms of carbon "food-print". Dr. Lapp’s teaching and research has been in the area of fostering health and sustainability through food system change.

“Teachable edibles” – local, organic and/or seasonal snacks – for the Spring 2013 Sustainability Café series are being sponsored by Ithaca College Dining Services whose motto is “Sustainability – Healthy – Fresh.” Please bring your reusable mug and fill up at the nearest drinking fountain or provide your own beverage of choice.

This event is free and open to the public.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marian Brown at 607-274-3787 or We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Drink in a new way to think in the Sustainability Café.