19th Annual Pie & Politics
A Commitment to Community
Concessions & Booths Open at 5 pm
FREE Speakers at 6:30 followed by lots of free PIE!
What does it take to create a vibrant, resilient and sustainable community? It takes a commitment from citizens to be actively engaged in community and to define our shared values that will lead to consensus.
We need political, social, and environmental action within our region that works to create policies that protects local control and reflects of our commitment to our vested interest in this place we call home.
This year’s Pie & Politics event features several speakers who will share their experiences working to protect clean water, clean air and public health in their communities
Michele Merkel is co-director of Food & Water Justice, the legal arm of Food & Water Watch. Food & Water Justice uses the court system to advocate for positive change and provides legal support for Food & Water Watch’s mission to ensure that the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced.
Lynn Henning is a farmer and environmentalist from Michigan. She was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2010 for her focus on water quality, fighting pollution from concentrated animal feeding facilities.
Sarah Lloyd is the Special Projects Coordinator for the Wisconsin Farmers Union. She works on local and regional food system development, as well as initiatives to encourage farmers and communities to work on renewable energy projects. She also helps her husband Nels Nelson on the Nelson family dairy farm, a 400-cow operation in Columbia County. Sarah represents the dairy farmers of Wisconsin on the National Dairy Board.