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Environment, Food & Sustainability: act

Environment, Food, & Sustainability Events

CONFERENCES | ACTIONS | PETITIONS | TRAININGS


CONFERENCES

Sustainable Foods Summit
Date: January 20-22, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA
The aim of the Sustainable Foods Summit is to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry by discussing key industry issues. How do organic, fairtrade and other certification schemes further sustainability? When – if ever – will there be a single sustainability standard for food products? What sustainability indicators are most used? What developments are occurring in formulation, production and marketing of sustainable food and beverages? Such questions are regularly addressed at this international series of summits.

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).

 


TRAININGS

 

 

 

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