The Organic Consumers Association is hosting FREE online summits. The last of these sessions is Thursday May 28. While it is free, registration is required, with a registration deadline of 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 27.
here for the Thursday, May 28 event (Session 6). (Registration closes May
27 at 5 p.m. EDT.
You can watch recordings of the first 4 sessions here:
The topic for for May 28 session is:
The biggest issues facing our food systems, from
food deserts to climate change, in addition to exploring bold and
forward-looking solutions like the Green New Deal.
Speakers will include Ronnie Cummins, International Director of the Organic Consumers
Association, a founding member of Regeneration International and author of the
book “Grassroots Rising: A Call to Action on
Climate, Farming, Food, and a Green New Deal.” Joining Ronnie will
• Craig Willingham, Deputy Director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute. He came to
CUNY from New York City’s Center for Health Equity where he developed and
implemented strategies to make it easier for people to buy healthier food. The
CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute conducts research, education and action
projects that can contribute to solving the food problems of New York City.
• Henry Rowlands, founder of Sustainable Pulse, a sustainable food
and agriculture news services that reaches 1 million people/month in 125
countries each month. Rowlands is also founder of the The Detox Project, a
research and certification platform that encourages transparency around the use
of toxic chemicals, and promotes unique new testing technologies that enable
you to find out what levels of toxic chemicals are in your body and in your
• Ben Kallos,
New York City Council Member, District 5, is a legislator, public health
advocate and NYC Council Progressive Caucus Co-Chair. He’s a leader on many
good causes, including protecting New Yorkers from the use of toxic pesticides
in the city's parks and open spaces, requiring fast food marketed to children
to be less unhealthy, and supporting a #greenjobsrecovery.