Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported our Walk for an Organic Planet. Coach made it to DC on October 16th and attended meetings with staff from Senator Jeff Merkley’s office and the following individuals from USDA:
♦ Betsy Rakola, USDA Organic Policy Advisor
♦ Bill Hohenstein, USDA Climate Change Programs
♦ Rich Iovanna, Farm Service Agency Conservation Programs
♦ Lindsay Haines, NRCS Organic and Soil Health Initiatives
♦ Steven Mirsky, Agricultural Research Service
♦ Mat Ngouajio, NIFA Organic Program Directors’ Research Proceedings
We look forward to continuing to share information about our research on regenerative organic agriculture and climate change.
And, stay tuned... Coach is already planning next year's Walk!
The Rodale Institute has proven that regenerative organic agriculture can reverse climate change. Regenerative organic agriculture can actually capture even more carbon than we currently emit into the atmosphere. By working with nature to use photosynthesis and healthy soil biology, we can draw down greenhouse gases and tip the needle past 100% to reverse climate change.
Beginning October 1st, Coach is walking 162 miles – from the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA to Washington, D.C. to hand deliver our report to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.
To bring much-needed awareness to both the general public and lawmakers that organic agriculture is the answer to reversing climate change.
♦ Donate $1 per mile. Total: $162.
♦ Virtually join us on the walk by following Rodale Institute on facebook, twitter and Instagram.
♦ Help us share our vision for an organic planet. Click here for a document of fully crafted updates for all of your social networks.
Help us support the new research our paper calls for. Lend us your voice and spread this vision for an organic planet. There is hope. We can reverse climate chaos through regenerative organic farming. And the time to do it is now.