EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY FOR A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM
presented by ECO PRACTICUM and OUR NAME IS FARM
16 - 20 MARCH 2016
The incredible rise in food and environmental studies programs across different colleges and universities has not slowed, and we're particularly smitten with this option because it's:
- Interdisciplinary, showing connections between the different parts of our food systems, and the broader connections between food, water, energy, waste, and climate change.
- Fun, bringing together a diverse group of experts, students, and young professionals to think creatively, collaborate, and engage with topics and ideas that are so important to our world today.
- We have co-hosted an event with Eco Practicum in the past, so we can vouch for the quality of their programming.
An immersive program for college students, recent graduates, and young professionals to engage with the most pressing socio-environmental issues and work towards ecological justice. March 16 - 20, 2016.
From hunger to food waste, land stewardship to workers’ rights – the foodscape touches on all elements of the movement for social, economic, and environmental justice. Today’s food system is a site of tremendous innovation, and Eco Practicum NYC provides access to some of the most exciting and varied experts and practitioners working in the field. Participants examine various methods and media for impact, including photography and film, journalism, creative writing, storytelling as well as urban farming, hunger relief, education, government, and more.
Our goal is to build a regenerative regional food system that is environmentally responsible, socially just, economically viable, and resilient. In recognizing that a food system is a complex matrix of elements in relation to one another, how do we identify the pressure points where humble interventions can make a meaningful difference? And then how do we intervene?
Through experiential democratic education and partnerships with a wide variety of organizations, Eco Practicum NYC offers a framework to ask questions; debate; and share the knowledge, connections, and hands-on skills that are necessary to make a positive impact on society.
Eco Practicum is a school for ecological justice, bridging the gap between learning and doing, and cultivating a generation of leaders realizing visionary solutions.
Our Name is Farm is a creative production company specializing in digital media and event production in support of local farmers, artisanal producers and supporters of sustainable food systems.
Learn more about the program here.
Regular deadline: February 15, 2016
Apply online at www.ecopracticum.com
Winners will receive discount on Eco Practicum tuition (partial or full). Funds will be granted directly to Eco Practicum and not to individual students.