Check it out…Sustainable Table at Bonnaroo
June 8, 2008
Sustainable Table, the creator of the animated short film series, The Meatrix, is going on the road again, headed to this year’s Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Founder/Director, Diane Hatz, and Moopheus, the larger than life, trench-coat-clad cow and superhero star of The Meatrix, will bring festival goers an urgent message—“Eat locally grown, sustainably raised foods to help save the environment.” 2008 is emerging as the year of ethical eating. Local food is becoming an important part of the consumer food market as consumers want to know more about their food — where it was grown, what ingredients it contains, how it was packaged, and the footprint its production left on the earth.
“By purchasing sustainable, local foods in-season, you eliminate the environmental damage caused by shipping foods thousands of miles, your food dollar goes directly to the farmer, and your family will be able to enjoy the health benefits of eating fresh, unprocessed fruits and vegetables. Buying seasonal produce also provides an exciting opportunity to try new foods and to experiment with seasonal recipes. And it simply tastes better!” said Diane Hatz, Founder/Director of Sustainable Table.
To better educate festival goers about sustainable farming and food, Bonnaroo will show The Meatrix in one of their tents, and Sustainable Table will join a panel at Bonnaroo’s Academy on Saturday, June 14th, from 6-7:30pm to talk about the benefits of local sustainable food. “You’ll find Moopheus bringing his message to people onstage and inside Planet Roo, the green section of Bonnaroo. Most summer music festivals take a large toll on the environment. They create mountains of waste, use food from afar, large amounts of electricity, and tidal waves of plastic water bottles. I think it’s commendable that the organizers of Bonnaroo are helping build an eco-friendly and more responsible festival. More musicians and festival organizers should follow their lead by backing the local community and trying to do as little harm to the environment as possible,” said Hatz.