A screening of the movie Food Fight, and a local fair took place on February 22, 2011. This event sponsored the Food Fight director Chris Taylor and provided and informational Q&A with a panel of experts after the screening. This event was opened to not only the USD community but also the entire community of San Diego. Before the screening, a sustainable local food fair was provided with selections from Whole Foods, Slow Foods San Diego, and many more.
CARBON NATION FILM SCREENING
On October 7, 2011 USD hosted a film screening of the movie Carbon Nation with a green expo featuring local businesses and community members. This film screening was free of charge and open to USD and the larger community. Carbon Nation is a non-biased documentary film about energy solutions that boost the economy, increase national security and promote a healthy, clean environment. The film screen also featured a Q&A with the director of the film, Peter Byck. USD is now conducting research with Peter Byck regarding energy usage in the dorms. This research will indicate the effectiveness of education awareness around energy usage and conservation, which will determine prime factors for behavioral change and sustainable practices.
USD continues to partner with Slow Food Urban San Diego to host film screenings for the local community, panel discussions, speaking engagements, and forums. On October 20, 2011 USD hosted a Kickoff to Food Day event bringing speakers Seth Nickinson from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and Sara Salo from School Food Bike Tour. This forum was open to the community and was focused on education to eating “real” foods in our schools and everyday lives. On February 9, 2012 USD will partner with Slow Food Urban San Diego again to host a film screening of “What’s on Your Plate?”; another event free of charge, open to the community, focused on awareness of the food we consume and that how that affects ourselves and the environment.
WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE FILM SCREENING
On February 9, 2012 USD partnered with Slow Food Urban San Diego again to host a film screening of “What’s on Your Plate?”. This event was free of charge, open to the USD and local community, and focused on awareness of the food we consume and how that affects ourselves and the environment. Local organizations were present at the film screening to discuss what our local community is doing to address this issue and offer volunteer opportunities for people to help educate and spread awareness about the benefits of locally sourced, organic food and the knowledge of knowing what is on our plate.