Adult Programs

Toward Resilient and Equitable Food Systems (online)

How do we build resilient and equitable food systems? How do we advance policies and take collective action to leverage meaningful change at the systems level?

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How do we build resilient and equitable food systems? How do we advance policies and take collective action to leverage meaningful change at the systems level? Explore the intersection of agriculture, climate, the environment, and justice in this interactive online workshop, presented by Eco.Logic, in partnership with The Morton Arboretum. 

In this workshop, you will be challenged to:

  • Think systematically about how modern agriculture contributes to climate change and is also made more vulnerable in the face of climate change.
  • Identify where injustices appear in our food system.
  • Examine ways to make our food system more resilient, equitable, and a climate solution.
  • Discuss how food sovereignty can be achieved through regenerative agriculture, permaculture, Indigenous knowledge, and other community-based solutions.
  • Learn to develop and advance policy proposals to leverage large-scale change.

This workshop will equip and empower you to impact change on the food system, whether locally or nationally. You will connect with a community of people committed to a more just, equitable, and sustainable food system. These connections can serve as a resource throughout the workshop and after the workshop is completed. All attendees who attend the entire workshop will be awarded a digital badge for completing the workshop.

How do I access the program?

  • A link to join the program will be included in the Order Summary email you receive after registering. Keep this email handy!
  • Click on the link at the scheduled date and time. 

NOTE: A limited number of spots are available at no cost. To request one, please email education@mortonarb.org and share in 1 or 2 sentences the reason you are interested. This will help us determine the need for no-cost options at future events.

Offered in partnership with Eco.Logic

Notes:

  • This program takes place on  Zoom. You will need access to the internet via a computer or mobile device to participate. 
  • Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email. To ensure you receive the link, please add education@mortonarb.org to your address book. Click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time.
  • This program will be recorded and available for a limited time to registered participants. 
  • Limit of 50 participants.

Rozina Kanchwala

Rozina Kanchwala is an energy and environmental professional with 15 years of global academic and work experience. She is a Fulbright scholar; she spent a year in India studying agrarian distress and then completed her masters degree in Environment and Sustainable Development at University College London, where she completed a field project on the topic of urban agriculture in Accra, Ghana. As the founder of Eco.Logic, she aims to inspire environmental action and make the environmental movement more accessible and inclusive. 

Surbhi Sarang 

Surbhi Sarang is a staff attorney with Public Justice’s Food Project, where she advocates for a more just and sustainable food system. Before joining Public Justice, she worked on agricultural policy at Earthjustice with the Sustainable Food & Farming program. She has spent her career working on environmental issues and previously fought for stronger climate and clean air protections at the Environmental Defense Fund and championed environmental justice causes at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

Surbhi Sarang is a graduate of Oberlin College and Columbia Law School.  She is based in Boulder, Colorado.

 

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