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FGCU Hosts 7th Annual Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue, Oct. 8

Students, faculty, staff and community invited to learn about sustainable food options

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) hosts its 7th annual Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue Monday, Oct. 8 outside of the FGCU Cohen Center. The Dialogue runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., including a question and answer session. There will be a networking session and light refreshments at 5 p.m.

The Center invites students, community members, faculty, staff, campus leaders and stakeholders to address ethical, humane and sustainable food options available at FGCU and in Southwest Florida. This year's Dialogue illustrates how choosing to consume sustainable foods nourishes the mind, body and soul. The goal is to demonstrate how a conscientious young person on a budget in Southwest Florida can utilize local resources and benefit from consuming sustainable foods.

The Center welcomes three local community members to speak at this year's event. Speaking will be community leader and chiropractor Dr. John Edwards, FGCU director of General Education Kris De Welde, and FGCU senior of Environmental Studies and Service-Learning coordinator of the Food Forest Kelly Walsh.

The Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue is a signature event of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education.

For more information, please contact the Center by email at or by phone at (239) 590-7166 or visit

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