Equity and Justice

Make Your Coffee More Sustainable

Coffee is an essential part of many people’s daily routines, but it doesn’t always have the most positive environmental impact. 9.5 billion kg of coffee is produced each year, and that number is increasing. Growing and harvesting conventional coffee consumes large amounts of energy, water, and land, causing a loss of biodiversity. Transporting beans produces carbon …

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From Learning to Giving: How Gardens are Effecting Change Across the Atlanta and Bay Area Communities

Gardens are beautiful in every sense of the word. A home for flora and fauna, birds, insects and animals. A natural respite to ground yourself. An area for hands-on exploration. A slice of earth to support healthy soils and ecosystem cycles. A living learning space to experiment. A place to plant, grow and harvest anything, …

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Food is Power: The Revitalization of Original California Cuisine by Two Ohlone Activists

Given the vastness of the Bay Area’s food scene, it can be difficult to pinpoint a singular reigning influence. The melting pot of cuisines and their corresponding origins makes for an alluring array of dining options. However, representation of one cuisine was severely lacking until just a couple of years ago: the original, pre-colonial, Indigenous …

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Food Access, Gentrification, and Decolonization: An Urban Farmer’s Words on the Racial Tension of Our Food Systems

Last Tuesday morning in West Oakland, I had the privilege of listening to and learning from Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project’s Farm Manager, Aaron De La Cerda. Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) is a Bay Area non-profit organization, dedicated to increasing access to fresh food in Oakland’s inner city through …

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Racism and Climate Change

“Stopping climate change is hard enough, but racism only makes it harder​.” — Ayan Eliza in the Washington Post⁣⁣. “Black Americans are disproportionately more likely than whites to be concerned about — and affected by — the climate crisis. But the many manifestations of structural racism, mass incarceration and state violence mean environmental issues are only …

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Racial and Environmental Justice

There can be no environmental justice without racial justice. We are firmly committed to fighting for both people and planet through personal, local and systemic change — and will do the work to unequivocally affirm that black futures matter, black health matters, black lives matter. Climate and social injustice disproportionately affect black and brown communities, like those …

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