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3rd Friday COFFEE BREAK: Alternative Proteins are to Agriculture as Renewables are to Energy: The Future

  • 18 Mar 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Zoom


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Coffee Break

Alternative Proteins are to Agriculture as
Renewables are to Energy: THE FUTURE

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Need a break? A quick face-to-face with your green building community? New thoughts, ideas, and conversation to jump start your day? Join your Green Buildings Are Better community every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month for a quick coffee break discussing green building, sustainability. and community hot topics with local and national featured guests! View previously recorded USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Coffee Breaks.


People in every corner of the planet need our food system to be sustainable, secure, and just. Yet consumption of conventionally produced animal meat—which causes multiple existential risks (climate change, antibiotic resistance, pandemic risk, loss of biodiversity)—continues to rise.

Alternative proteins—meat made from plants or cultivated from animal cells—can decouple meat production from a host of harms and usher in a more restorative, resilient food future. Given that taste, price, and convenience determine what most people eat, GFI works around the world to advance alternative proteins to be as delicious, affordable, and accessible as conventional meat.

By reimagining how meat is made, we can help get the world to net-zero emissions, protect global health, feed more people with fewer resources, and enable animals and ecosystems to recover and thrive.


  • Sheila Voss, Vice President of Communications, The Good Food Institute

Voss serves as the vice president of communications for The Good Food Institute, an international network of nonprofit organizations working to create a sustainable, secure, and just food system. As a nonprofit think tank and open-access resource hub powered by philanthropy, GFI works around the world to advance alternative protein science, policy, and markets to tackle the biggest challenges of our time: getting to net-zero emissions, feeding 10 billion, protecting global health, and enabling animals and ecosystems to recover and thrive. Prior to joining GFI, Sheila served as the vice president of education for Missouri Botanical Garden from 2009-2019, and from 1996-2019, led the conservation and community engagement work of the SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and Discovery Cove parks across the U.S. Sheila holds a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University and a M.S. in Environmental Sciences from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.


Friday, March 18, 2022 

10:00 - 10:30 AM, CST


Virtual event via Zoom.

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FREE. All are welcome!

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