Climate-themed, locally sourced dinner at Willowell

MONKTON — Volunteers For Peace and the Willowell Foundation are organizing a Cook 4 Climate candlelight dinner on Friday, July 17, at 7 p.m. at the Willowell Land, which is off the Bristol-Monkton Road in Monkton.
Eight international volunteers from Korea, Turkey, Taiwan, Spain, Ukraine and the USA will cook an energy-free, sustainable meal using as many local and organic ingredients as possible in an initiative to promote sustainability and climate justice. This challenge is an international competition spearheaded by a UN-initiated sustainability campaign, along with over 50 other international organizations.
“We are really excited to be a part of this international initiative and to promote awareness and change by taking action in our own community as well as gain valuable insight from an international perspective,” says Maddie Craig of VFP.
The Willowell Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting people with the environment, education, the arts and each other. The volunteers are hosted for the fourth year by Monkton Friends Methodist Church.
“Willowell is excited to work with VFP in supporting this cause and to promote awareness about climate change,” says Tasha Ball of the Willowell Foundation.
Volunteers For Peace (VFP) organizes, promotes and supports voluntary service opportunities in the USA and abroad as an effective means of intercultural education, service learning and community development. For over three decades, VFP has been supporting and subsidizing projects to help nonprofits meet their goals and serve the needs of their communities while invigorating their organizations with international volunteers.

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