Weekly Roundup: 9/5/2012

I took a week off from Scooping posts, as I was at a retreat last week and then had a glorious, unplugged time in Tustin over Labor Day weekend. So this is an old-fashioned post, not a Storify post this week.

Here is an overview of upcoming/ongoing campaigns and events:

Hunger Action Week - There’s a poverty simulation tonight, a healthy food cook off tomorrow night (I’ll be one of the judges!), several open houses on Friday, and a movie showing on Saturday. I encourage you to get involved, as this is an important issue for foodies to care about.

Eat Local Challenge - Now through October 31. Take the pledge to shift $10 a week towards local food and you’ll get updates and information by email. Good stuff!

Kent Harvest Trails - Fall already? Yes, this starts next week. Make sure fall doesn’t pass you by, make plans to visit at least one of the stops so that you can enjoy the season.

Sierra Club 25×25 Campaign - not particularly food related, but part of the reason we eat locally is for environmental reasons. Founded in 1892, the Sierra Club is America’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Right now, the Michigan Chapter is working to pass a critical ballot initiative that will move the state’s power grid to 25% renewable energy by 2025. A strong majority of Michigan voters support the “25 by 25″ initiative, but in order for it to pass, these supporters must turn out to the polls on November 6. The Club is working to engage as many Michigan voters as possible in the lead-up to the election. Click the link above for more details.

That’s all for this week - be sure to visit the calendar as I’m always adding new events. Remember, you can also submit your own events here.

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