Local Food Plus is nailing down what counts, exactly, as sustainable food

Since its launch five years ago, Local Food Plus has created the world’s first Certified Local Sustainable seal to encourage the production, distribution and sale of local food across the country. York grad and author Lori Stahlbrand (MES ’93), who co-founded the Toronto not-for-profit organization, talked to YongeStreetmedia.ca about what’s next for the local food charity. “If 10,000 people were to shift $10 per week from imported conventional to local sustainable food, then in one year, they will have offset the greenhouse gases of 1,000 cars and pumped enough money into the economy to have created 100 jobs,” said Stahlbrand. Read full story.

York University students prepare to argue legal appeal over Twitter
Nicole Petersen
and Emelia Baack, two students at York ‘s Osgoode Hall Law School, are  gearing up to participate in the world’s first ever Twitter Moot, scheduled for Feb. 21, reported NationTalk.ca Feb. 14. “I see the moot as a spark to get a discussion about environmental law issues in Canada,” said Petersen. Read full story.

Grunis to head Israeli Supreme Court
Judge Asher Grunis (DJUR ’77) was named president of Israel’s Supreme Court last Friday, reported The Jewish Tribune Feb. 14. The York grad, who “has a reputation as hardworking and a man of great personal integrity, who does not fraternize with politicians and avoids ‘judicial activism’,” will assume his new post at the end of the month. Read full story.

Michael Bryant leaves Norton Rose
Michael Bryant
(LLB ’92), the former Ontario attorney-general who is now a visiting professor at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, is leaving Norton Rose Canada LLP, reported The Globe and Mail Feb. 14. Read full story.