From Farm to Fork: The Environmental Impact of Animal Agriculture
Did you know that animal farming is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than transportation?
Apr 09, 2008
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
|Where||Bell Museum of Natural History, Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN|
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Please join us for a multimedia presentation by Gowri Koneswaran, Esq., Director of Animal Agricultural Impacts at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). She will reveal the true impact of factory farming on the environment, our rural communities, and the animals that live in the farms. Through this eye-opening exploration, Gowri will share positive, practical ways for regular people to make a difference for our planet and its inhabitants.
An expert in her field, Gowri’s work focuses on spotlighting, addressing, and mitigating the environmental and human impacts of industrial animal agriculture. She engages nonprofit organizations and individuals from several sectors—environment, worker safety, consumer advocacy, organic and sustainable agriculture, and communities—and helps develop intersections to more efficiently and effectively combat factory farms. Gowri has authored articles in such peer-reviewed journals as 'Environmental Health Perspectives' and has recently completed a resource guide for HSUS on factory farming in the United States. She received her law degree from the University of Arizona.
This is a free event, open to the public. It will be followed by a free, catered reception and a chance to interact one-on-one with Gowri.
There are no tickets for this event, however, it is recommended that you show up early to ensure good seating.Sponsored by: Compassionate Action for Animals (CAA), Minnesota Public Interest and Research Group (MPIRG), and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
Funding generously provided by: the Institute on the Environment, Graduate and Professional Student Assembly's Academic Grant, and the Student Activities Office Partnership Grant
See the promotional poster here and e-mail us if you would like some!
Sign language interpreter available upon request. Please contact Ivan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Address for the Venue:
Bell Museum of Natural History
10 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
The Bell Museum is on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota at the southwest corner of 17th Ave. (Church St.) and University Ave. S.E. Easy access from either I-35W or I-94. Check the map!
The Bell Museum is accessible for our visitors with disabilities.
Ample parking is available just one block or less from the museum at the 4th Street Ramp or Church Street Garage (click here for a map of hourly parking facilities on the Minneapolis East Bank campus).
2B and C, 6, 16 and 52. For bus information call (612) 373-3333.