Subject:  3 Cool Events for Earth Week!

Commuter Challenge: Bike vs. Car Race, Wednesday April 25th, 5:30-7:00pm
The errand race will start at 5:30 p.m. April 25 at UF's Tigert Hall
and wind its way through Gainesville visiting locally owned
businesses. It ends at the Union Street Farmers' Market at 6 p.m. with
local music, awards, and displays about sustainable living.

Walking The Talk: A Panel Discussion
A panel discussion at 7:30 p.m. April 26 in the Reitz Student Union
Auditorium will include Michael Shellenberger, author of "The Death of
Environmentalism," and Juliet Schor, author of "The Overspent
American." Other participants will include David Diaz, Chicano/a
studies and urban planning professor at the University of California
Northridge; Jeff Bercuvitz of Community Innovations; and Lisa Wise, of
the Center for a New American Dream, a nonprofit organization that
helps Americans to consume responsibly to protect the environment,
enhance quality of life and promote social justice. The panelists will
talk about how Americans can start to transform values into choices
for a sustainable lifestyle.

The Fresh Food Challenge: A Local Foods Cook Off
The cook-off will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. April 28 at the Fresh Food
Company on UF's campus.  Competing local chefs will include the team
of Bert Gill of Mildred's and the Sovereign and Carol Deneno of
Ristorante Deneno, versus Israel Karasik of Dinner and Frank Ruffino
of Blue Highway. They will compete Iron Chef Style, to create the most
inspired dishes with only locally produced foods.

No registration for any of the events is necessary. For more
information, visit

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