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When:
26 October, 2016

Location:
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, Level 8, Room 03, UTS

Organised by:
BUiLD Student Society


Food for Thought is a one-day TED-X style event, city tour and interactive workshop, where you will learn from local heroes involved in the Sydney sustainable food scene!

You’ll hear them talk about food justice, environmental sustainability, urban design, how a shared meal can change a life, social entrepreneurship, and much more.

After lunch, head out into the city for a tour of the Camperdown Commons (our very own urban farm!), or learn how to live off the grid in Chippendale. Plus, we’ll link you with some awesome leadership and social entrepreneurship opportunities that’s sure to set you on the path to becoming your own food sustainability hero.

AT FOOD FOR THOUGHT, YOU WILL…

- Open your mind and learn about the future of food in Sydney
- Hear first-hand from top-notch practitioners in the sustainable food scene
- Ditch the classroom for a real-life tour of sustainability projects happening in the city
- Enjoy a sustainable lunch
- Network with like-minded people
- Design your own sustainable leadership and volunteer program

WHAT WILL YOU GET FROM FOOD FOR THOUGHT?

Food for Thought is all about challenging you to develop your social entrepreneurship and leadership skills, by actively participating in the community and learning from sustainability practitioners. Hear from our local heroes about their projects and expertise, then after the event, follow in their footsteps to become your very own sustainability hero.

UTS students will be awarded 30 Core CLiCs to go towards the completion of your UTS BUiLD Program.

PROGRAM:

10.00am: SESSION ONE

Speaker: Phillip White
Phillip is the Founder of Fungimental - a sustainable startup sprouting from the streets of Sydney - growing oyster mushrooms from used coffee grounds.

Speaker: Dr. Sumita Ghosh
Dr Sumita Ghosh will be speaking about a research project funded by City of Sydney’s Environmental Grant Programme exploring the social aspects and the environmental sustainability potential of rooftop urban food production in the Sydney CBD.

Speaker: Penny Elsley Penny Elsley
Penny Elsley is changing lives one dinner at a time through inspiring the connections the world needs – connections to our self, our community and our place.

11.15am: NETWORKING & REFRESHMENTS

11.30am: SESSION TWO

Speaker: Liane Colwell
Le Cordon Bleu scholarship winner Liane Colwell, is a Gastronomer, PermaCulturalist, and honey judge and researcher. An ardent worm farmer (vermiculturalist) she'll tell us how worms convert organic food waste, allowing us to create more productive, nutritious, and bee friendly gardens. Liane is a 2016 UTS Green Hero nominee.

Speaker: Ankit Chopra
Ankit is co-founder of the mother-son team behind Eat Me Chutneys – a Sydney-based start-up that aims to do-good for the environment and foodies alike, by turning the produce that typically gets chucked out because of aesthetics, into delectable chutneys.

12.30pm: LUNCH

1.00pm: SESSION THREE - SUSTAINABILITY TOUR

Depart for your chosen tour and visit one of two locations:

- Pocket City Farms - Camperdown Commons farm
- Michael Mobbs – Off The Grid home in Chippendale

2.45pm: LEADERSHIP & VOLUNTEERING WITH IMPACT WORKSHOP

Maintain your excitement by co-designing a sustainable leadership and volunteering program - chart a path with real world actions for you and your peers!

4.00pm: EVENT CONCLUSION