The Gauteng Natural Step Network invites you to our next Restorative Breakfast Our topic for this open forum discussion: Food Security in the City with Prof Michael Rudolph Head of Health Promotion Unit at WITS How will cities feed themselves as Climate Change and Peak Oil begin to impact on our lives? At present we rely on a food delivery chain that is unsustainable at all points but is so remote from our awareness that we take it for granted and seldom question its ethics or environmental impact. As prices rise we are only now beginning to feel the concerns that our planet has been expressing for decades. We will explore what steps are being taken in Gauteng and elsewhere to address this challenge, and what more could and should be done. This challenge cannot be the responsibility of just one sector - it concerns us all, across all disciplines and in all aspects of life. Professor Michael Rudolph is responsible for establishing the WITS Health Promotion Unit, one of the leading units in SA in terms of teaching, training, research and community-based activities. He developed, planned and introduced new and innovative teaching programmes and courses at under- and post-graduate level, and facilitated the development of a new health care clinic in Boipatong which included a four way partnership between Government, Industry, University and the community. Prof Rudolph initiated and manages the Siyakhana Food Garden project which serves as a model for food production, training, education and income generation for communities in the inner city of Johannesburg. Currently he is involved in a comprehensive survey of food security in 11 cities in Southern Africa including Jo’burg. He was honoured in 2004 with the University of Witwatersrand Vice Chancellor’s award for Academic Citizenship. Wednesday September 2 - 07h00 - 08h30 Muffins and coffee (good, and simple) - R40 Come before the traffic - leave after it! Coffee's hot at 06h30 R-S-V-P . . Please let us know if you're coming! The Gauteng Natural Step Network runs these breakfasts the first Wednesday of every month. Let us know if you would like to receive information on these and allied events.
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