This just in from our good friends at Farm to Institution New England (FINE):
Can You House Youth Climate Activists Next Week?
The Sunrise Movement — a movement of young people fighting to stop climate change through a Green New Deal — is hosting hundreds of young organizers in Providence to learn the skills they need to demand that our country addresses the climate crisis.
Most young people who are traveling to Providence are in need of overnight accommodations for the nights of September 6th, 7th, and 8th and the organizers are hoping that you could provide supporter housing. Sunrise organizers are very respectful and are only in need of an empty floor, couch, or bed to sleep on.
To offer to be a supporter housing host, please fill out this quick form.
Thank you so much. If you have any questions, reach out to Sunrise Providence at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about the Sunrise Movement.
Watch Heated on RI PBS, Featuring Edible Rhody Editor Genie McPherson Trevor!
Wednesday, September 4
There’s politics. There’s religion. And there’s thick crust or thin. When it comes to polarizing topics, nothing is more fun to debate than food. Drum, drumette or flat wing? Hard or soft shell? Pineapple on a pizza? There’s no right or wrong… or is there? That’s the premise of chef, author and TV personality Nick Rabar’s newest show Heated, debuting on Rhode Island PBS this fall.
In the pilot episode, set to premiere on Wednesday, September 4, doughnuts (or is it donuts?) take center stage for the fiery inaugural disputation. Set to do battle are Genie McPherson Trevor, editor of Edible Rhody; Meaghan Mooney of Channel 10 News; and former New England Patriots player Kerry Taylor. The panel goes deep into hard-hitting doughnut disputes that spawn visits to unique doughnut makers throughout New England.
Learn more about Edible Rhody.
Driving Food and Health Equity with Innovative Technology and Creative Partnering
September 18, 12pm
Millions of Americans lack access to affordable and healthy produce. These are our neighbors. They are stretching their weekly paycheck by buying cheap, highly processed, high calorie, nutritionally depleted foods for themselves and their children.
It’s no wonder obesity and diabetes are on the rise. It’s no wonder that the years of progress in reducing heart disease has stalled. These disturbing trends can — and must — be reversed.
A new wave of wholesome partnerships among community providers, national advocacy organizations, major retailers and healthcare providers are making this happen with technology. In this webinar, you will learn:
- How a wholesome partnership in Tampa Bay, Florida took form
- How the Wholesome Wave rewards card technology integrates with a major retailer
- How nutritious fruits and vegetables are being made affordable to over 2000 people in need
- Ways to bring a similar partnership to your community
Learn more about Wholesome Wave.