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This forum focuses on how cities can use food as a lever for climate change mitigation and the reduction of their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Can cities change institutional food to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions? What are the opportunities and barriers, and how do we track success? What does it mean for cities and companies to adopt “cool food” pledges? How do demographics relate to food consumption and its environmental impacts? On April 28, join the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and guest speakers to explore these and other questions.

Guest Speakers

  • Joe F. Bozeman III, Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Kizzy Charles-Guzman, Executive Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice
  • Laura Edwards-Orr, Director of Institutional Impact, Center for Good Food Purchasing
  • Edwina Hughes, Head of Cool Food, World Resources Institute
  • Julia Jordan, Senior Sustainability Director, Compass USA
  • Kate MacKenzie, Executive Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Food Policy


  • Craig Willingham, Managing Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute
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