News and Events

Successful Earth Week Celebration at UVA

The UVA Food Collaborative held its annual Student Research Symposium in conjunction with the Office for Sustainability’s Earth Week Expo.  Students from various disciplines across grounds as well as alumni working professionally in food related fields presented their research on an array of topics including UVA’s nitrogen footprint, food justice in Charlottesville, and expanding communication initiatives for farmers in Cambodia. Below are more detailed abstracts of the topics [...]

FLOW For the Love of Water

Celebrate Earth Week with a Free Screening of FLOW For the Love of Water presented by the UVA Food Collaborative and The Sierra Club. Come early for food and stay late for a panel discussion featuring panelists Brian Richter (The Nature Conservancy), Matthew Reidenbach (Environmental Sciences Department), and Rick Parrish (Attorney for SELC).   Director, Irena Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on [...]

Food Symposium

Have you done research or a project in the past year relating to food?  Share your work with us at the UVA Food Collaborative’s Student Research Symposium!  This event is in conjunction with the UVA Office for Sustainability’s Earth Week Celebration and it is the perfect opportunity to practice for a final presentation or just to share your passion for food.  Contact to participate; deadline for submissions is April [...]

MSI Information Session

Come out to Open Grounds on Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. for an information session about the unique 2017 course offerings at the Morven Summer Institute. Information and free pizza will be in [...]

The Power of Sustainability

Check out the steps Morrison and UVA Health System are taking to bring local food to their patients and to reach their 2020 goal of sourcing 20% of the food they serve locally! [...]

UVA February Food Film Forum – February 28th!

Please mark your calendars for the next UVA Food Film Forum! UVA Sustainability, UVa Food Collaborative, and UVA Dining present the NEW documentary Sustainable: the future of our food system determines the future of mankind  This event is FREE and open to the public. Tuesday, February 28, Newcomb Hall Theatre (on the Lower Level) Food 5:00 Film 5:30  Forum 7:00 Parking at the Newcomb Garage.  Forum Discussion with Professor Randy Lutter, Dr Megan McGroddy and Professor Brad Brown [...]

Film Screening & Panel Discussion

  Mark your calendars for the UVa Food Collaborative’s next film screening and panel discussion this Wednesday, November 30th! We will be screening six short films: Food for Thought Food for Life, Homebound, Economies of Community, Home Flavored, Seed Sovereignty, & Growing a Healthy Community-Westhaven. This event is free and open to the public. Please help us spread the word to all who are interested in learning more about Food and [...]

Sustainability Plan & Next Steps

On April 21st, 2016, the University of Virginia unveiled a comprehensive Sustainability Plan outlining specific short- and long-term goals for the next four years. The Sustainability Plan is based on “ideas and recommendations from over one hundred students, staff, and faculty across Grounds” and builds on the University’s many existing programs and accomplishments. The framework of the plan is organized around three main themes: Engage, Steward, and Discover. Each theme includes a [...]

Don’t Throw It Away – JUST EAT IT

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Join us for the food waste film “Just Eat It” Thursday, April 21, 6pm at the Charlottesville Downtown Library, just a quick trolley ride away, with guest panelists Eric Walter from Black Bear Composting, Deborah Lawrence, Ph.D. of U.Va.’s Environmental Science Department, and Kristen Rabourdin of Whole [...]

2016 Film Series

Mark your calendars! Join us this spring for an exciting series of food-focused documentary films and speaker panels on some of the most challenging topics in food today. Films will be free and open to the public! Tuesday, February 23rd: Seeds of Change – Campbell Lecture Hall 153, 6pm Tuesday, March 22nd: Food Chains – Campbell Lecture Hall 153, 6pm Thursday, April 21st: Just Eat It – Charlottesville Downtown Library, 6pm Film co-sponsored by The Sierra Club [...]
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