Register for AR Earth Institute Discussion Courses!

Register for one, two or all f the  Arkansas Earth Institute’s Change the World Discussion Courses and start to change your world today!

1) Food for Life:  Making the Connection between the Food We Eat and How It’s Produced
Tuesdays, September 8 – October 20,  9 – 10:30 a.m.

Be prepared to change the way you decide what to eat. There is a growing need to consider the larger implications of our food choices and how they can have a significant effect worldwide.

For centuries food has been used to mark the change of the seasons, to bring together a family at the end of day and as an integral part of many celebrations.  Today food is a multi-billion dollar global industry and the multitude of choices and the ways in which food impacts our lives and the environment can often be confusing.

Participants will explore questions such as  “Where is my food coming from?”;  “What are the global implications of my food choices?” and “What are the risks and benefits associated with choices such as organic vs. conventional, carnivores vs. vegetarian and local vs. global”?  Learn how Heifer works both globally and domestically to support sustainable and just food systems with emerging farming alternatives, sustainable growing practices and the benefits of small farms and urban food production.

Be inspired to buy and prepare locally grown, seasonal foods. Course curriculum includes Arkansas Earth Institute’s Menu for the Future study guide and an optional guided tour of local farmers’ markets.

In order to reserve your space, please register in advance. To register, email: HeiferVillage-Registration@heifer.org or call: (501)907-COWS (2697). Fee: $50.  Payable by cash or check. Mail checks to Heifer Village, One World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202.

2) Shaping a Sustainble Society: How Lifestyle Choices Impact Our Global Systems
Tuesdays, September 8 – October 20, 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Explore the meaning of sustainability and learn steps that can be taken to move toward more ecologically sustainable lifestyles, organizations, and communities. Includes Arkansas Earth Institute’s Choices for Sustainable Living study guide.

In order to reserve your space, please register in advance. To register, email: HeiferVillage-Registration@heifer.org or call: (501)907-COWS (2697). Fee: $50. Payable by cash or check. Mail checks to Heifer Village, One World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202.

3) The Next Generation, Our Future: Nurturing and Caring for Our Children
Sundays, September 20 – November 1, 3 – 4 p.m.

A look at how the pervasive effects of advertising, media, and our consumer culture can influence a child’s view of the world. Participants will explore ways to create meaningful family times and healthful environments for children, foster creativity and develop a child’s connection to nature. Includes Arkansas Earth Institute’s Healthy Children – Healthy Planet study guide. Fee: $40; $30 by Monday, Sept 7.

In order to reserve your space, please register in advance. To register, email: HeiferVillage-Registration@heifer.org or call: (501)907-COWS (2697). Fee: $40; $30 by Monday, Sept 7. Payable by cash or check. Mail checks to Heifer Village, One World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202.

For more information, contact Shelley Green, Executive Director, Arkansas Earth Institute, at shelley@arkansasearth.org or (501)213-5388.

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