August 16, 2013

National Experts/Farmers Explore Local Threats to Safe, Healthy Food in Central MI


Sierra Club Organizing Event Spotlights Factory Farms Sep. 12 at CMU
What:    Sierra Club Organizing Meeting focusing on factory farming in Central Michigan
When:   7:30pm, Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013
Where:  French Auditorium (first floor), Education and Human Services Building, Central Michigan University (Ottawa near Washington Street on West Campus); Parking in Lot 56 next to EHS Bldg.
Cost:      Free
RSVP:    By Sep. 11 to family@seeling.org or gail.philbin@sierraclub.org

Sierra Club hosts an organizing meeting that will focus on the issue of factory farming in Central Thurs., Sep. 12, at 7:30pm in the French Auditorium of the Education and Human Services Building at Central Michigan University. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The event will feature Joe Maxwell, Vice President of Outreach and Engagement at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and a Missouri hog farmer, who will discuss the environmental, human and animal impacts of the massive confinement approach to livestock farming. Lynn Henning, Sierra Club Water Sentinel and Lenawee County farmer, will explore the relationship between environmental pollution and farm subsidies in the region.

Area residents concerned about the quality of their water, air and natural resources are invited to attend this meeting, which will begin a community conversation about important regional environmental issues. Sierra Club Michigan Chapter staff will provide information about local Chapter outings and activities and opportunities to get involved in helping to form a Sierra Club volunteer group in the area.

For details and to RSVP, email family@seeling.org or gail.philbin@sierraclub.org.