HarvestFest is Ecopledge's annual celebration of local and organic foods. We choose to highlight these aspects of the sustainability movement on account of their importance and ubiquity in the lives of all students. In spite of the importance and ubiquity of this issue, many students are unaware of how their choices in food impact their own health as well as the health of the ecosystems upon which we all rely. A part of our mission statement is to raise awareness through the Boston College community on environmental and sustainable issues. How we grow and eat our foods is a critical part of this mission and in this world of processed and packaged foods most people forget to ask what they are eating and where did it come from. Food is one of the most easily changed personal choices but requires knowledge of what are the proper choices to make. This is what HarvestFest enables us to do.