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The College of Liberal Arts' Community and Civic Engagement Initiative and International Paper will co-sponsor a week-log No Impact Week March 26-April 2. Auburn University students, faculty and staff are invited to conserve and reduce their impact on the environment as they participate by living lifestyles that are better for them and the environment. The week will include events each day centered on reducing environmental impact in different areas of life.

On Monday, March 27, the day revolves around food and will include a one-day synopsis. From 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Pebble Hill, food policies, food movements, food and culture, food and arts and other food related topics will be addressed by Charlotte Biltekoff, an associate professor of American Studies and Food Science and Technology at the University of California Davis. Her talk, "The Cultural Dynamics of Dietary Advice: It’s Not 'Just Food,'" will address what it means to eat right in America, and how ideas about eating right have changed over the last century. Biltekoff is the author of “Eating Right in America: The Cultural Politics of Food and Health.”

The event will also include vendors, local farmers and organizations who will showcase their products on the Pebble Hill lawn. Vendors include Hornsby Farms, Tiger Dining, AU Sustainability and some student organizations like Committee of 19 and The Community Garden. This one-day symposium is organized by the Auburn University Community and Civic Engagement Initiative in the College of Liberal Arts. Registration is required by March 21 to attend the keynote speaker lunch. RSVP/register by emailing Patricia James at pmr0015@auburn.edu.

All events during No Impact Week are free and open to all Auburn University students and faculty. Registration is only required for Charlotte Biltekoff's speech. More information, including a complete list of events for No Impact Week, can be found online. For specific questions, contact Giovanna Summerfield, associate dean for educational affairs, at summegi@auburn.edu, or Melani Landerfelt, CCE graduate assistant, at mrl0021@auburn.edu.