September 20, 2011

Year-long Green Bag Luncheon Series to Address Current Sustainability Topics

The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and the American Studies Sustainability Project are sponsoring a Green Bag luncheon series that focuses on the environment and sustainability, both at work and at home. This educational series features informal lunchtime discussions and workshops on topics such as sustainable food, dining choices, backyard composting and utility savings at home and work and much more.

At each session, attendees will be entered into a drawing to receive one small giveaway relevant to that session’s topic. At the end of the series, individuals who have attended three or more sessions throughout the year will be entered in a drawing to receive one of two larger giveaways.

All lectures/workshops are free and open to Vanderbilt community members. Videos of all sessions will be posted on the SustainVU website.

The September workshop will be "Cooking with Sustainable and Local Foods from the VU Farmers Market." This event is co-sponsored by Health Plus, and will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Sarratt 189.

Stacey Kendrick, health educator at Health Plus, and Jeff Themm, Nashville Farmers Market director, will present a demonstration and tasting of several healthy and delicious recipes using fresh and local items from the weekly Vanderbilt Farmers Market.

For more information, a list of upcoming presentations and video recordings of past presentations, please visit SustainVU’s Green Bag Luncheon Series page.

For more information about Vanderbilt’s sustainability program, visit SustainVU, become a fan of SEMO’s SustainVU Facebook page or contact SEMO at or 322-9022.