Blog : NextGen Climate Presents "Local Everything" at Throwback Brewery

By Anne | Sep 22, 2015 | in
A core philosophical pillar behind the Green Alliance is that buying locally is ultimately more sustainable for the economy, environment and community. Spending hard earned wages and salaries locally, patronizing small businesses and most influentially, small farms, makes a huge impact on reducing environmental footprint. According to GRACE Communications Foundation, “conventional food is estimated to travel typically between 1,500 and 3,000 miles to reach the consumer”. Buying food locally, dramatically reduces fossil fuel use in transport – a chief perpetrator of climate change. 
In light of the direct impact of daily consumer food choices on climate change, our friends at NextGen Climate cordially invite the greater community to attend their “Local Everything” event at Throwback Brewery on October 11th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  This event will explore the relationship between climate change, local food production, and sustainability, and will culminate in an exciting and engaging panel discussion on the topic at hand. The panel will be comprised of local experts on farming, business, policy, and education focusing on how climate change and our agriculture system are inherently connected, and what we, as consumers and voters, can do to alleviate the impacts agriculture has on climate and vice versa. This panel will include special guest Lorraine S. Merrill, Commissioner of the NH Dept. of Agriculture.
In addition to being a hub for the green community and collaborative sustainability discussion, there will also be beer specials sponsored by NextGen, and provided by Throwback Brewery (local) ! Time has also been allotted both before and after the discussion for tabling and networking. It will be an outdoor event, rain or shine, with a large tent in case of the former.
NextGen Climate is a non-partisan organization focused on bringing climate change to the forefront of American politics. The organization is committed to supporting candidates, elected officials and policymakers across the country that will take bold action on climate change. They also throw awesome events pretty regularly to bring the greater community together around environmental issues- “Local Everything” is a great opportunity to attend one of these events for free.
RSVP for NextGen Climate’s free Local Everything event here  
Learn more specifics from GRACE Communications Foundation on how food choices impact climate change here