At Global Issues Network Conferences around the world, one meal at each conference is a vegetarian meal to demonstrate solidarity with those who for cultural or religious reasons are vegetarian.  It is also a way to recognize and consider the environmental impact of meat production, particularly in factory farms. Another reason for our meal is for solidarity with the world’s poor. In keeping with this tradition, the conference’s only meal will be a vegetarian meal.

The Menu:

“Build your own” Corn Tortilla Bar

featuring a variety of vegetarian fillings including:

Lolitas Red Beans (Columbia)

Caraotas Negras (Venezuela)

Black Beans and Rice

Mexican Quinoa

Sweet Potatoes & Beans

Jicama and Pineapple Salad

Milk & Water

As with the whole day, one of our goals is to eliminate as much trash waste as possible.  All of the food, plates, cups, and utensils will be composted in Casella’s Middlebury compost facility, further reducing our waste that day.  The extra food will be brought to the Open Door Mission in Rutland, so that it will be completely used.

We would like to thank:

  • Marty Irion and Sodexho for working with us to develop our menu and getting the compostable plates, cups, and utensils.
  • Casella Waste Management for enabling us to compost as much as possible, keeping it out of the landfills.
  • The RHS Environmental Club who will be facilitating composting and waste disposal.