Institutions as Conscious Food Consumers: Proven strategies to increase your purchase of local, sustainable food


Learn more about how colleges and universities, K-12 schools, hospitals, local governments, and other institutions are deliberately using their purchasing power to make change in the food system, through the creation of sustainable procurement policies, changes in contract language, partnerships with suppliers, and other strategies. This session will ultimately make the case that institutional purchasers can use their purchasing power to better the environment, although significant challenges remain.

Strategies for sustainable food procurement, from packaging to supporting local vendors