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Environment, Food & Sustainability: act

Environment, Food, & Sustainability Events

CONFERENCES | ACTIONS | PETITIONS | TRAININGS


CONFERENCES

Energy and Sustainability 2015 – 6th International Conference on Energy and Sustainability
Date: September 2-4, 2015
Location: Medellin, Colombia
The diverse topics covered by the conference involve collaboration between disciplines in order to arrive at optimum solutions, including materials, energy networks, new energy resources, storage solutions, waste to energy systems, and many other issues related to sustainable energy.

Closing the Hunger Gap
Date: 13-16 Sep, 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Join food banks, farms, and organizations focused on health, education, and food justice for three days of critical discussion and action planning towards ending hunger and cultivating a more just food system. Enjoy skill-building courses, engaging speakers, field trips to community food system innovators, and fantastic local food while sharing resources and making connections with anti-hunger and food justice advocates.

2015 Food Studies Conference: A Cross Roads in Food Studies: Alternative vs Traditional Food Systems and Movements – A Common Ground Conference
Date: September 18-19, 2015
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
This interdisciplinary conference, and its companion journal, invites scholars to share perspectives on food movements, agricultural sciences, nutrition, food education, agribusiness and food policies.

Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative 2015 Gathering
Date: 25-27 Sep, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL
Details TBA. GFJI’s Mission:  The Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative is a new initiative aimed at dismantling racism and empowering low-income and communities of color through sustainable and local agriculture. This comprehensive network views dismantling racism as a core principal which brings together social change agents from diverse sectors working to bring about new, healthy and sustainable food systems and supporting and building multicultural leadership in impoverished communities throughout the world.

Improving Sustainability Concept In Developing Countries
Date: December 2-4, 2015
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Sustainability Concept main goal is to enhance and spread the role of sustainable architecture in improving the quality of built environment in developing countries by saving energy, using renewable energy, and using efficient sustainable .

Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
Date: January 21-23, 2016
Location: Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
With more than 50% of the global population living in urban or urbanizing areas, developing and recognizing urban models of sustainability have become imperative. In the search for solutions many urban centers struggle with the full inclusion of their indigenous, immigrant and marginalized populations in policy solutions and implementation. As we envision sustainable development in cities and strive for livable futures, being intentional about inclusion is critical. A future with sustainable cities requires initiatives that grow from the nexus of social, economic, cultural, and environmental research and policy development and implementation.

Twelfth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, & Social Sustainability
Host: On Sustainability
When: January 21-23, 2016
Where: Portland State University
“With more than 50% of the global population living in urban or urbanizing areas, developing and recognizing urban models of sustainability have become imperative. In the search for solutions many urban centers struggle with the full inclusion of their indigenous, immigrant and marginalized populations in policy solutions and implementation. As we envision sustainable development in cities and strive for livable futures, being intentional about inclusion is critical. A future with sustainable cities requires initiatives that grow from the nexus of social, economic, cultural, and environmental research and policy development and implementation.”

2016 Religion Conference: Religion in the Age of the Anthropocene: Towards a Common Cause? – A Common Ground Conference
Date: March 22-23, 2016
Location: Washington DC, United States of America
A new framework has been presented in recent years to periodize and interpret the effects of human life on the natural environment: the age of the ‘anthropocene’. By this definition, we are now in an era when human activities have become a key macro-determinant of the destiny of the ecosystems of Earth. Critical analyses of this age generally have one of two orientations. One perspective looks back, re-examining the relationship of human social, economic, and technical developments on the natural environment. Another looks forward, attempting to build alternative models of human development that put ecological sustainability as a foundational principle.


ACTIONS

 

 

 


PETITIONS

Toxics  Reform
Our nation’s toxic chemicals policy has been broken for 39 years. Now, there are two competing bills in the Senate to update it: one that protects you (introduced by Sens. Boxer and Markey), and one that protects the chemical industry (introduced by Sens. Udall and Vitter).

 


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