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Summer Campus and World’s Fair

 

Screen shot 2015-05-13 at 11.42.37 AMMain Street Project is working with collaboration in Latin America to recruit 10 participants to go to Paris this summer for an event called the Eating City Summer Campus. “The aim of the program [Eating City] is to create opportunities of international meeting, worldwide, to elaborate several case studies and a series of publications with concrete proposals on the definition of urban food policies, useful for public and private decision makers working upstream and downstream of the food chain and also for food industry and food service operators and buyers.”

Screen shot 2015-05-13 at 11.37.25 AMThis year, the third edition of organization of the summer campus, they are recruiting youths (22-28) from all continents to look at the relationships between our food system and the four elements – water, fire, earth and air. After the time together, they will write a common declaration that will be handed in the Milan EXPO to be presented and shared in front of a panel of experts. “Expo Milano 2015 is the World’s Fair that Italy will host from May 1 to October 31, 2015 and will be the biggest event ever organized food and nutrition. For six months, Milan will become a global showcase in which countries show the best of their technologies to give a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to provide healthy food, safe and sufficient for all peoples, in respect for the planet and its balances.”

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Picture from www.eatingcity.org

A great opportunity to bring together the next generation of big thinkers from all around the world. Main Street Project is honored with the opportunity to gather a group of the participants and have knowledge around the project. The participants will include “youth working or studying any aspect related to food in order to increase their awareness and vision about sustainable food systems and also to create a new generation of future decision makers able to take into account social, cultural, and environmental value and to place people at the center of economy.”

The future’s looking bright for the enthusiastic youth that put their time and energy into changing the food system. Niel Ritchie, CEO of Main Street Project states, “…it’s an opportunity for some young leaders to work in a global gathering on promoting sustainable food systems.”