Daily Archives: September 25, 2008

Building a Sustainable Food Supply

Here is the final track description for the upcoming ForSE 2008: Forum for Social Entrepreneurs on October 10th at Boston University.

Building a Sustainable Food Supply

Today’s attention grabbing headlines increasingly focus on the high price of oil, the availability of water and the spiraling cost of food. Governments, business and nonprofit organizations around the world have responded to these challenges with programs or policies designed to help farmers grow more food using less resources, grow food closer to where it will be consumed and provide a better economic outcome for farmers. Current solutions range from new business models connecting small farmers as suppliers of multinational food corporations to teaching communities low impact, high yield farming techniques. However, the move toward a sustainable food supply is only beginning and provides an opportunity to explore resource constrained solutions.

Topics to be addressed in this session include: increasing yield from existing acreage, solving market access barriers facing small farmers, reducing the resources and environmental impact required to produce food, and resolving distribution problems with locally grown food in the U.S. and globally.

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Updated location for Sept 27 ServiceNation Day of Action

Updated news on change of location for Boston’s Day of Action on September 27th. Please see the message below from Katie Visco one of the organizers.
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Saturday’s predicted rain will not hinder the power of service, so…
The Boston Day of Action will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, just 2 blocks from the Common! Click HERE for a map.
The Boston Day of Action is unstoppable!  Despite the rain heading our way for this Saturday, this is going to be one AMAZING, landmark event!  Yes, that’s right, the Day of Action GOES ON, rain or shine, and we still need YOUR unstoppable passion, commitment, and energy to call upon an era of service.  This day will be soaked with inspiration (ha ha, get it?!) Continue reading