For Immediate Release:
February 6, 2013
Emily Deans, Catskill Mountainkeeper: 845-482-5400/[email protected]
Maria Grimaldi, NOFA-NY: 845-482-4164/[email protected]
Viewing Party TEDX Manhattan “Changing the Way We Eat”, February 16, 2013
Interested in ‘Changing the Way We Eat’? Everyone is welcome to attend a free viewing of the TEDx Manhattan Webinar on Saturday, February 16, 2013. TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) is a set of conferences presented globally, with the purpose of sharing “ideas worth spreading”. TEDx Manhattan is an independent event in the style of TED, which will be focused on creating a shift toward a more sustainable way of eating, farming, and growing our local communities and food systems.
The viewing will be held from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm at the Catskill Art Society, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, New York. Over 16 prominent speakers are scheduled to participate in this annual webinar organized by The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food & Farming, which will also include videos on the current sustainable food movement. The talks will be streamed live throughout the day over the Internet and viewed on a large screen in the Catskill Art Society
The event is hosted by Catskill Mountainkeeper, NOFA-NY Catskill-Hudson Region, and the Slow Food Upper Delaware Chapter. The day will also include discussion, locally-sourced snacks, door prizes, a seed swap, and exhibits and presentations from local farmers, food businesses, and advocacy organizations. Some key areas of focus for the talks are: information, education and empowerment. Attendees are welcome to drop in or stay all day.