The Southeastern Green Network Mission is:
The building of a regional coalition to address the issues of sustainable agriculture, the development of local food systems, and the inclusion of agroforestry to create a rich and sustainable environment that will include all members of our communities.
Our goal is to partner with all organizations/agencies and community members that understand the importance of sustainable agriculture as an environmental changer, local food access and urban agricultural systems as a way to reduce our carbon footprint and improve our quality of food, climate change and its relation to global food security issues.
SoGreen Network partners with 1890 Land Grants/HBCUs in providing educational events that will provide members of varying audiences with information and tools that will assist them in better understanding the importance and relevance of food security and food policy issues and how they can play a role in creating a food movement that will impact a change in our local, national and global communities.
Please Join SoGreen Network for Our 2nd Annual Event at Florida A&M University
3rd Annual Environmental Law and Justice Symposium
"Climate Change and Global Food Security"
The College of Law, School of the Environment, and College of Agriculture
and Food Sciences
In partnership with
Southeastern Green Network and Tallahassee Food Network
November 1-3, 2012
Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida
The movement towards sustainable communities has brought into focus the importance of food in our everyday lives and its myriad economic, social, and environmental connections. Rising levels of greenhouse gases are leading to changes in temperature, rainfall, and other climate variables affecting food production and consumption around the world. The alteration of the global atmosphere impacts food security in many ways, and ultimately the wellbeing of communities throughout the globe. Currently, about 800 million people worldwide and 37 million in the United States are food insecure.
This three-day symposium and community outreach initiative will engage the general public, college faculty and students, environmental policy and decision makers and community food stakeholders in dialogue, activities, and publication of proceedings about the impact of climate change on the global, regional and local food supply.
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For more info contact:
Dr. Richard Gragg at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850-599-3550.
Rashid Nuri - Keynote Address, SoGreen Speaker
K. Rashid Nuri is the Founder and President of Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture. Truly Living Well is a 501(c)(3) company that uses quality local food production as a platform to develop healthier minds, bodies and communities through education, economic development, and environmental improvement.
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Mark Winnie - Keynote Address, SoGreen Speaker
From 1979 to 2003, Mark Winne was the Executive Director of the Hartford Food System, a Connecticut non-profit food organization. He is the co-founder of the Community Food Security Coalition where he worked as the Food Policy Council Program Director from 2005 to 2012. He was a Kellogg Foundation Food and Society Fellow, a Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Visiting Scholar, and a member of the U.S. Delegation to the 2000 Rome Conference on Food Security. As a writer on food issues, Mark's work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Nation, Sierra, Orion, and Yes!, to name a few.
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Dr. Monica White - SoGreen Speaker
Dr. Monica M. White is an assistant professor of Environmental Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the President of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.
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Sung E Bai - SoGreen Speaker
Sung E Bai, former Director of National Programs at Slow Food USA, has been organizing around social justice issues for 25 years. During almost 12 years as the executive director of a working-class Asian immigrant community organization, Sung E served on various local and national alliances advancing a racial and economic justice agenda. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Southeastern Green Network and Sister on the Planet ambassador for Oxfam USA.
Malik Yakini - SoGreen Speaker
Malik Kenyatta Yakini is an educator, business owner and activist who is committed to freedom and justice for humanity in general, and African people in particular. He serves as Executive Director of Nsoroma Institute Public School Academy, one of the Detroit’s leading African-centered schools. He is C.E.O. of Black Star Educational Management. In 2006 he was honored as "Administrator of the Year" by the Michigan Association of Public School Academies.
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2012 Urban Agriculture - Rural Agriculture Calendar
One of the goals of SoGreen Network is to keep you informed of events and information surrounding the issues of rural agriculture, urban agriculture, food access, and food policy. To help us accomplish this goal we are requesting information about the event(s) your organization or business is presenting in 2012. Your event information will be listed print and online versions of our next calendar.
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Join Our Food Resource and Skills Bank
Participants from all of SoGreen Network's training events and Summits have requested a way of "connecting".
"We need to know where everyone is at. What they are doing. And how we can work with each other. We need a Skills Bank"
- Tenisio Seanima, Atlanta, Georgia
Please take a moment to fill out this short form and join our Food Resource and Skills Bank.
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