National Vegetarian Museum: How Does Your Diet Impact the Environment?

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Event Details

Do you know how our human diets affect water use, land use, and climate change?

Susan Lincke, PhD, a 20-year vegetarian/vegan, an environmentalist, and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin–Parkside, will explain why growing vegetables is much more environmentally efficient than raising meat. Most of the wheat and corn grown in the Midwest (70%–80%) is grown to feed livestock, not humans.

The National Vegetarian Museum traveling exhibit will be on display on the second floor of the Main Library through Aug. 30. The Museum exhibit is the creation of Kay Stepkin, founder of The Bread Shop and first vegetarian restaurant in Chicago. Stepkin will present a Vegan Food Demo and Recipe Exchange on Aug. 20 at 2 pm at the Main Library.

Event Type(s): Arts & Culture
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens
Debby Preiser