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Leonardo Academy to Host Introductory Webinar Series For The New American National Standard For Sustainable Agriculture (ANSI/LEO-4000)

Each Webinar Addresses a Specific Link In The Agriculture Supply Chain
Press Release

MADISON, Wis., June 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy, Inc. announced that it will be hosting a webinar training series to introduce all potential participants and interested parties to the new American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture (ANSI/LEO-4000).  Separate 30-minute webinar sessions are scheduled for each link of the supply chain, from producers to consumers, and are free to attend.

Sodexo Teams with Atlanta Public Schools in Support of Innovative Garden Program

School children and educators learn about healthy eating from the ground up
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md. May 26, 2016 — Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, is participating in a school garden-based learning program through its Sodexo-Jackmont partnership with Atlanta Public Schools (APS). The District Grown Gardens Initiative expands the taste for healthy locally grown produce and knowledge about food origins while creating a community that values healthy eating.

Discovering Healthy Foods Through Garden-Based Learning

Shouldn't We Treat Farmers More Like Ministers?

Reprinted from Yardfarmers. John Lanier is Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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The life of a religious minister is a curious one, seemingly unique in human society. Whether a rabbi, priest, roshi, bishop, elder, imam, reverend, or any other title, these women and men around the world form an integral part of cultures and communities. But why? Their daily tasks and contributions to society are fundamentally different from bankers, baristas, factory workers and cabbies. Yet they fit in so seamlessly, often holding positions of reverence.

Nestlé Announces the Finalists for the 2016 CSV Prize

High-quality vanilla from the foot of Kilimanjaro or cassava starch and garri from South West Cameroon?
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With the opening of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Nestlé has announced the finalists for the Creating Shared Value [CSV] Prize 2016: Natural Extracts Industries [NEI] from Tanzania and Agro-Hub from Cameroun. After four screening phases, the two finalists were selected from a group of 450 applicants by the Nestlé CSV Council, along with 9 independent experts and 9 Nestlé internal experts.

A New Kind of Climate Change Graphic

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Urgency. Not panic, but a healthy sense of urgency. That’s what we need.

Remember a couple of posts back when I talked about the linkages between food waste and climate change? I wrote in that post that everything we can do to reverse climate change, we should do. I also wrote that I was going to say that a lot more often.

Climbing the Mountain of Food Waste

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In the spring of 2014, my worldview changed a bit, at least with respect to how I consider and talk about environmental challenges. The catalyst for this change was my reading of a book authored by Paul Hawken. For those who know the Ray Anderson story well, this might be sounding familiar....

Eat Your Vegetables! Why Eating a Plant-Based Diet is Good for You and the Environment

By: Chris Weiser
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Everyone seems to be trying to live a healthier lifestyle.  From increasing physical activity, to practicing meditation, to consuming more mindful and sustainable foods – people are seeking information and making positive lifestyle changes to improve their health and well-being, as well as the environment.

The Carbon in our Food

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“If food waste were a country by itself, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States.”

Are you ready for a punch in the gut? Seriously, I would brace for this one. It’s going to hurt. Here we go, from page 3 of Food Foolish:

Three Ways to Scale Climate-Smart Agriculture in the United States

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The formal signing of the Paris Agreement last week by 175 nations confirmed the commitment of the global community to implement large-scale climate change solutions. An unprecedented number of companies have also made groundbreaking commitments to reduce emissions and improve the resilience of their operations and communities.

Talk with Green Guy Show - Ray C. Anderson Foundation and The Ray

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Platinum Sponsor of "The Green Guy" radio talk show on WGST AM640 - Atlanta.  

Shows air weekly at 9AM Eastern, featuring voices from all aspects of sustainable life - at home, at work, at school and in the community.

Click the icon to listen to the April 24th show below, featuring John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray. 

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