What is EatReal?
EatReal is a student-run organization at Middlebury College that promotes conscientious consumption among the student body. We organize educational initiatives pertaining to food choices’ bearing on personal health and the well-being of animals, farmers, and the planet.
EatReal is continually working with the college administration to establish a more sustainable food system at Middlebury, one which engages local farmers and contributes to the local economy.
How did EatReal get started?
EatReal was originally formed in January 2012 after it came to light that 99.9% of the meat served in Middlebury’s dining halls is sourced from factory farms. Given Middlebury’s leadership in the environmental realm, a small group of students came together in hopes of addressing this incongruity by organizing Veguary. During this initiative, 435 students across campus pledged to reduce their meat consumption for one week in order to show support for more local and sustainably raised meat in the dining halls.
EatReal was recognized as an official student organization in January 2013 and has since broadened its scope in advocacy of more local food in general (meat, produce, dairy, etc.).
- Co-Presidents: Jordan Collins ’15.5 & Becca Roe ’15
- Vice President: Ben Clark ’16
- Treasurer: Annalise Carington ’15
Other environmental/food organizations on campus
- Divest for our Future
- Gamut Room
- MEAT (Middlebury Eating Animals Together)
- Middlebury College Mountain Club
- Middlebury College Organic Farm (MCOF)
- Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)
- Sunday Night Group (SNG)
- Weybridge House