List of Upcoming Events

2014 Go Local, Grow Local

Thursday, May 8, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, May 11, 2014 (All day)
Minneapolis, MN

Go Local, Grow Local conference will provide you with new insights, ideas and inspiration. But what really sets this event apart is practicality. Every session is designed to offer you specific actions that will yield tangible results for your organization, community or business. Presentations are brief and provide practical guidance while setting the stage for dialogue and action. You'll be a participant, not just an attendee.

If you're engaged in (or looking to start) a buy local campaign, economic development work, Main Street program, Chamber of Commerce, other work supporting independent businesses or operating one, you'll find this a valuable and unique event.

  • Learn how to organize a successful IBA or educational campaign in your community or get the latest innovations to ramp up the power of your existing campaign.
  • Participate in candid, nuts-and-bolts discussions about what’s been tried, what works…and what doesn’t with IBA directors and other Localization Movement leaders from around the country.
  • Energize yourself by spending 2½ days with some of the most inspiring and fun people you’ll ever meet!

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Healthy Food in Health Care New England Work Group Summit

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Burlington, MA
Healthy Food in Health Care New England Work Group Summit
Health Care leading the way to healthy food for prevention 
Lean how the Affordable Care Act can support your healthy food efforts 
  • Identify challenges and barriers to sourcing local and sustainable foods
  • Learn best practices and strategies from hospitals throughout the region
  • Initiate a regional procurement and communication strategy with hospitals in other Healthy Food in Health Care State Work Groups
  • Motivate clinician to institutionalize change
  • Support achieving the national Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI)  Food Challenge 
Who is attending
  • Leading health care food service directors, wellness coordinators, sustainability directors, active in one of the 7 state Healthy Food in Health Care Work Groups
  • Clinician champions who recognize the importance of a healthy food system for prevention-based care
This event is co-hosted by Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) and Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), a Support Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative.
Healthy Food in Health Care Program
Healthy Food in Health Care (HFHC) is a national initiative of Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), developed in conjunction with its member organizations. HFHC harnesses the purchasing power and expertise of the health care sector to advance the development of a healthy and sustainable food system. Founded in 2005, the program utilizes advocacy and education to motivate facilities to implement programs that explicitly connect all aspects of the food system with health. We catalyze sustainable procurement efforts, create clinician advocates, and inspire health care institutions to become leaders in shaping a food system that supports prevention-based health care.  Learn more at: 
 The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization comprised of hospitals and health systems, related organizations, and other members with a common interest in promoting the good health of the people of the Commonwealth. Through leadership in public advocacy, education, and information, MHA represents and advocates for the collective interests of its members and supports their efforts to provide high quality, cost effective and accessible care.

2014 Food & Community Gathering: Harvesting Change

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 (All day) - Thursday, May 22, 2014 (All day)
Detroit, MI

We're excited to join hundreds of fellow food activists at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's 2014 Food & Community Gathering: Harvesting Change.

Providence RI - Seafood Throwdown at Armory Park

Thursday, May 29, 2014 (All day)
Providence RI-Armory Park


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