Brighter Green Co-Hosts Second Annual Good Food Hero Summit in China

Brighter Green Co-Hosts Second Annual Good Food Hero Summit in China

Brighter Green is co-hosting The Good Food Hero Summit in Chengdu, China, along with the Good Food Fund, part of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation.

Every summer, we invite change-makers from across China—the Good Food Heroes—to share their project ideas at the Summit and learn and receive mentorship from global leaders about how to practically promote research and action towards a sustainable food system in China and beyond. This is the Second Annual Good Food Hero Summit, taking place in Chengdu, August 5th—7th 2018.  Information about the first Summit, held in August 2017 in Yangzhou, China, can be found here.

The theme of the Good Food Hero Summit 2018 is “Menus for the Future”—how public institutions can establish and implement a mindful food policy to lead the food system towards a healthy and sustainable future. The Good Food Fund and Brighter Green are working to bring together the best resources from different continents to illuminate sustainable food concepts as well as the establishment and implementation of effective food policies, together with visionary university and school managers, students, and other change-makers in public food services.

Summit speakers are from world-level academic and professional backgrounds and include Rafi Taherian from Yale University, Kristie Middleton from the Humane Society of the U.S., Becky Ramsing from John Hopkins University’s Center for a Liveable Future. In addition to making presentations, these experts will lead workshops with Summit delegates to discuss and develop their project ideas; “mini-forums” provide another place for delegates and speakers to share their ideas and expertise. A list of the speakers and their bios can be found here.

More about our partners:

Green Development Foundation:

Approved by the State Council, registered in the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and supervised by the China Association for Science and Technology, the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF, or GDF) is a nationwide non-profit public foundation and social legal entity dedicated to biodiversity conservation and green development.

GDF’s mission is to raise awareness and facilitate action at all levels of the society to support biodiversity conservation and green development, preserve resources of national strategic value, provide guidance to sustainable socio-economic development, promote the implementation of the concept of ecological civilization.

Good Food Fund:

The Good Food Fund under the GDF focuses on research, communications, policy advocacy, events, public education, and incubating entrepreneurship related to the food system. It aims to facilitate shifts in food production, distribution, and consumption patterns towards a healthier, more environmentally friendly, and more sustainable food system.