Hey, some of our best friends like the 10-Day Local Food Challenge.
“Even a ten day commitment can be enough time to discover the bounty and richness of where you live. New connections can be made, new discoveries, new flavors – and all of it leads you closer home.” ~~ Michelle Long, Executive Director, BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies)
“Our family once spent a year eating only food from our valley. It was enlightening, it changed our patterns for good. Oh, and it was delicious” ~~ Bill McKibben, Author, 350.org
“What is a better way to really know your relationship with your place, your community and the Earth than looking at the food on your plate? Who and what is feeding you today? What and where is your foodshed? Do you know the hands that feed you? What a great opportunity to join with others and and gain more knowledge and awareness of all that goes into producing the food that we eat. May it be a humbling experience for us all.” ~~Penny Livingston – Co-director, Regenerative Design Institute at Commonweal Garden
“If you want a healthy body, a healthy community, and a healthy planet, eating real food from local food systems is a great place to start. And The Local Food Challenge offers potent tools to support you on the path!” ~~ Ocean Robbins, CEO, Food Revolution Network
The 10-Day Local Food Challenge welcomes partner organizations, either for- or non-profit, who share our passion for local food and want to bring the Challenge to their constituents as a serious-fun game to play. We design with our partners the ways we feature one another in our communications and in our work. We welcome all invitations and will explore fit together. We also welcome proposals from organizations that want to adopt the Challenge as part of their core programs.
Food Day is our primary outreach and communications partner for 2015.
Food Day inspires Americans to change their diet and our food policies. Food Day 2015 will focus on greener diets as a way to address health and environmental issues. Please visit their website and bring Food Day, October 24, to your community. We suggest you organize people and organizations in your community to take on the 10-Day Local Food Challenge – and make Food Day the celebration day for all the great wins and funny stories and new ideas generated.
Currently we welcome organizations that want to support both the 10-Day Local Food Challenge and Food Day to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org. It it’s a fit, your logo and one sentence about why your organization supports the 10-Day Local Food Challenge and Food Day will go on both their website and ours.
Partners for Food Day and the 10-Day Local Food Challenge
Green America’s mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. We work for a world where all people have enough, where all communities are healthy and safe, and where the bounty of the Earth is preserved for all the generations to come.
In order to combat the long lasting environmental impacts of intensified agriculture we need to farm in a way that preserves soil health, removes toxins, and preserves that health of farm workers, farmers, and consumers. The 10-Day Local Food Challenge is a great way for Green American members to work to achieve that goal.
Eating locally is the most effective, healthy, reconnecting, eye-opening, mouth-watering way we can respond to climate change, growing inequality, dwindling resources, and increasing globalization. It’s just plain good for everyone, and everything, we care about.
KickinNutrition.TV is an evidence-based digital program that aims to educate, entertain and empower youth to adopt healthy nutrition habits and physically active lifestyles during formative years (ages 8-13), designed by former Executive Producer of Sesame Street International and esteemed advisors from Harvard School of Public Health, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy and Boston University. The 10-Day Local Food Challenge provides an exceptional experience and the organization shares in our passion to bring engagement and profound understanding about healthy eating, nutrition and sustainability to students and families so that they can, in turn, help to inspire real change.