Tuesday, April 11 at 7pm. Online.
The food we eat, where we buy it, and how that food is grown affects our health and that of the planet. Approximately one-third of human-made greenhouse gas emissions are linked to our food system. Join MetroWest Climate Solutions for a discussion of food, farming, and climate change.
While the food sector contributes to climate change, it’s also vulnerable to climate disruption. Water shortages, extreme weather events, pest and disease variations, and rising temperatures will change the crops that can be grown as well as the viability of farming in some regions.
Progressive farmers are adapting with more sustainable techniques in every aspect of their operations. They are implementing soil health and “climate-smart farming” practices to prepare for the future. Learn about the changes that lie ahead for our food system and how we can improve our diets while supporting sustainable farming.
- Jennifer Hashley, Director for the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project at Tufts
- Erin Coughlan de Perez, Associate Professor at Tufts and a Technical Advisor to the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
- Winton Pitcoff, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Food System Collaborative
To learn more, visit the Metrowest Climate Solutions website.