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CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, The City University of New York
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, 55 West 125th Street, 7th Fl Auditorium, New York, NY 10027
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Putting Food on the Green New Deal Menu

Transforming the food system has great potential to reduce the carbon emissions that cause global warming, expand well-paid, clean energy jobs and reverse the twin public health crises of food insecurity and diet-related diseases. Additionally, adding an explicit focus on food in Green New Deal debates and agendas at the city, state, and federal level can engage wider, more diverse constituencies in persuading cautious politicians to overcome opposition from industries that oppose modifying the status quo.

As New York City and State are both taking steps toward the development and implementation of ambitious Green New Deal plans, this forum will explore why Putting Food on the Green New Deal Menu matters and what decision makers can do to bring this transformative perspective to their climate action policies and initiatives.

At the height of Climate Week NYC, on Wednesday September 25, join the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and invited experts to explore this critical topic.


  • Erin McDonald, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, New York City Mayor's Office, Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services
  • Jennifer Tirado, Chief Service Officer, Green City Force Steve Rosenberg, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Scenic Hudson
  • Anthony Flaccavento, President, SCALE - Sequestering Carbon, Accelerating Local Economies - and Member of the National Coalition of Farmers & Ranchers for a Green New Deal
  • Moderator: Nicholas Freudenberg, Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and Distinguished Professor of Public Health, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Doors open at 9:00am. Panel begins promptly at 9:30am. Please allow additional time to check in at security desks. The video recording of the event will be posted on our website after the event. Please note that your RSVP automatically adds you to our mailing list. To unsubscribe please email

The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute is an academic research and action center at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy located in Harlem, NYC. We provide evidence to inform municipal policies that promote equitable access to healthy, affordable food. We apply an intersectoral perspective that links nutrition and health to sustainable community and workforce development, and we engage partners from city government, community organizations, and the university in food policy research and action. Learn more about the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute: Learn more about the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy:

This event is part of the Food, Land and Nature-Based Solutions, State, City and Local Action, and Health, Equality and Justice programs of Climate Week NYC.