Below are organizations that the Small Planet Institute supports. We encourage you to, too!
03/12/2013 - Järna, Sweden July 7 to August 9, 2013 - The international community has recognized the importance of soil and warn of the negative influence of unsustainable agriculture and soil management on the health of our soils and food security. SUMMER OF SOIL is a 5-week, multi-disciplinary accelerator program designed to awaken and inspire a collaborative movement to rebuild and maintain living soils.
02/05/2013 – N.Y. – FOODMYTHBUSTERS is brought to you by the Real Food Media Project, a collaboration between author Anna Lappé, Corporate Accountability International, and a Coalition of leading food and farming organizations to offer creative videos, online resources, and grassroots events that tell the real story about the food we eat.
09/27/2012 – Amherst – Our friends at UMass Amherst Permaculture have released a beautiful and inspiring short video that shows how we can truly create sustainable campuses. If their video reaches 10,000 Youtube views by this Sunday, 9/30, they'll obtain additional funding for installing permaculture gardens at 3 local elementary schools! Please watch and re-post the link if you agree with the message - Frances is featured in two parts. Watch it now!
06/06/2012 – D.C. – Help us make sure Congress spends our billions of tax money to support families and children, not insurance companies and agribusiness. Anna, Frances, and 70+ other leading food and nutrition experts sent this letter to Congress yesterday, laying out their priorities for a farm bill that supports a healthier America.
Call your Senators and tell them what YOU care about with the farm bill. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202.224.3121 and ask for your senators' office. When the receptionist answers, ask to speak to the Ag staffer. Let them know that you are following up to make sure they received the letter delivered on June 4th regarding the farm bill. Help us make sure they read the letter closely!
Sign onto your own letter at the Environmental Working Group's website here supporting Senator Gillibrand's amendment to cut wasteful and unfair crop insurance subsidies, and use that money to restore funding for SNAP (food stamps).
04/26/2012 – D.C. – As legislators in the US Senate work to craft the 2012 Farm Bill, international relief and development organization Oxfam America released a new satirical online video and TV ad to mobilize support for reform to international food aid programs.
The video is a call-to-action for Americans to speak-up and tell their members of Congress that they’re sick of special interest giveaways that cost lives and tax dollars.
Thousands have already signed Oxfam’s petition calling for reform to Food Aid programs, and and you should too!
03/20/2012 – Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, joined workers and their allies who braved six days of hunger during the Fast for Fair Food. The fair ended March 10th outside Publix headquarters in Lakeland, Florida.