Sustainable Food Conference

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event, sponsored by NJ Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability and Raritan Valley Community College’s Environmental Sustainability Committee. Learn about sustainable food from the experts:

Morning Schedule (8:30am-noon)

Registration and visiting exhibit tables
9am – Welcome
Keynote – Sara Elnakib of Rutgers NJAES is a dynamic speaker who will share food security and food waste stories from her experience working with a school lunch program in Paterson.
UN Sustainable Development Goals – Prof. Jill Lipoti, Rutgers University
EPA Food Recovery Challenge – Lorraine Graves, EPA Region 2
Visit the exhibit tables
RVCC’s New Food Pantry – Prof. Mary Ann Balut (Nursing), Prof. Alicia Liss (Poverty & Society)
Q&A with morning speakers
FREE LUNCH (noon-1) catered by Elijah’s Promise

Afternoon Schedule (1-3:30pm)

Beyond Organic – Paul Profeta, Founder, Profeta Farms
AgroEcology – Thom Almendinger, Director of Natural Resources and AgroEcology, Duke Farms Foundation
Gleaning to Fight Hunger and Reduce Food Waste – Elyse Yerrapathruni, Director of Outreach and Events, NJ Farmers Against Hunger
Parking will be available in Lot 1. People needing closer or accessible parking please email

Register here: