Whole Foods Annual Meeting to discuss Sustainable Food Systems

October 5, 2010
OCTOBER 5TH, 2012, 9:30AM-3:15PM

Every year, sustainable supermarket chain Whole Foods hosts its Green Mission Team Build, where representatives from Whole Foods stores gather to compare practices and discuss ways to improve their commitment to sustainability. This year, the conference will be hosted by Yale University with sponsorship from the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY), the Yale Sustainable Food Project (YSFP), and the Yale Office of Sustainability. 

The afternoon session, open to the public, will feature Kathy Loftus, Whole Foods’ Global Leader of Sustainable Engineering and Energy Management, speaking on the implementation of Whole Foods’ “green mission” and the company’s development as a leading green retailer. This event will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives from Yale Dining, the Yale Sustainable Food Project, and the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity discussing access and impacts of a sustainable food system.

The conference will take place at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies’ (FE&S) Kroon Hall, and will correspond with the Yale School of Management 2012 alumni weekend.  It will provide current students, alumni, and the public the opportunity to learn more about sustainable food production and procurement.  For the complete schedule, visit the Yale Center for Business and the Environment’s website.