October 21, 2015
3:30 am - 5:00 pm
A lecture by Michael Rozyne
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College
Michael Rozyne is executive director of Red Tomato, a unique non-profit business connecting farmers to consumers. He co-founded Equal Exchange, a cooperative business that trades food in a way that empowers both farmers and consumers.
Rozyne will share his story and experience growing two social venture food businesses. He will describe the current sustainable/local food movement in the US, the issues, challenges, and obstacles that must be overcome to “scale up” this movement, and how innovation, technology, and collaboration might come into play.
Open to the public free of charge.
For more information, contact the Bowdoin Environmental Studies Program at 207-725-3396.
Sponsored by the Bowdon Environmental Studies Program and the McKeen Center for the Common Good. Held in conjunction with Maine Farm, Fish & Food Innovation Challenge. Co-sponsors include: The Betterment Fund, Drummond & Drummond, The Sustainability Lab, Bowdoin College, Conservation Law Foundation, University of Southern Maine, Coastal Enterprises Inc., Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, Merrymeeting Food Council, Brunswick Topsham Land Trust, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Envision Maine, Farm to Institution New England, Cooperative Development Institute, MOFGA, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, GMRI, Penobscot East Resource Center, UMaine Cooperative Extension Service, Maine Venture Fund, E2TECH, Island Institute