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Get Real UNH

Monday, September 24, 2012

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Courtney Eaton
Monday, September 24, 2012

Simon Howden

Get Real UNH is a small student organization on campus but they have a big goal. Their mission is to have at least 20% of all UNH food be local, fair trade, friendly to the environment or humanely produced by 2020. In addition, they would like to create a community that cares enough about these criteria for food to act on it. What you probably do not know is that you may have already engaged yourself in Get Real UNH by going to the Local Harvest Fest. This was in inaugural event in their “Food Month”. Food Month runs from last Wednesday the 19th to October 24th: Food Day! Food Day is a nationwide event promoting the importance of sustainable and affordable food. This year Get Real UNH will have their second annual Food Day all over campus. Most importantly, the speaker that will be in MUB theatre two at 4:00pm that day, October, 24th. His name is Rob Everts and he founded "Equal Exchange: A Radical Model for Global Food, Farming & Business".

As you can see, this little group of only 12 members is hosting some big events. If you would like to be a part of this fantastic group or just learn a little more, you can go to their meetings held on Mondays in MUB 114F at 5:00 pm. Visit their WildcatLink page here.  If you would like to know more about the national Food Day event you can visit: www.foodday.org . Find more details regarding Food Day at UNH on their Facebook page here.

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