Climate Break talks with Karly Matthews, the communications director for the American Conservation Coalition. The coalition seeks to mobilize young conservatives to support climate action by harkening back to earlier generations of Republican leaders that favored environmental protection.
In advance of this year’s Bioneers Conference, we spoke to Teo Grossman, Bioneers’ Senior Director of Programs and Research, about why meeting grounds like the Bioneers Conference are important for empowering climate action.
Urban Farming is one solution to agricultural emissions. Approximately 30 percent of Greenhouse Gas emissions are from agriculture and the food system, so finding ways to drastically reduce emissions is in this sector is key. Urban farms often feed local residents, which eliminates much of the emissions produced by transportation. They are also often farmed agroecologically, which is a kind of agriculture that promotes environmentally sustainable and socially just farming practices.