Judy Wicks, Leader in Sustainable Food and Local Living Economies Movements

Master’s Tea & Talk, Saybrook College Master’s House, Wed, April 9, 4 PM

Talk, Luce Hall Auditorium “Building Local Living Economies: Green, Fair, Fun”, 7 PM 

This event is sponsored by the Yale Office of Sustainability and the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale. 

Both talks tie together economics, social justice, and sustainable food. 

Judy Wicks is owner and founder of Philadelphia’s White Dog Cafe, and is a national leader in the local, living economies movement.  She is co-founder and co-chair of the national Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), and founder of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN). The White Dog Cafe is a leader in the sustainable food movement, and was one of the first restaurants to source exclusively local, organic food from family farms. has a four-part mission of serving customers, community, employees, and the natural environment and has created numerous educational and community-building programs. Judy Wicks is also the cofounder of Urban Outfitters. She has appeared on Nightline, MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour, and CNN, and her work has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune Small Business, and Washington Post, among others.

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