Tilth Represents at PDX Food and Climate Day
Between tabling at City Hall's organic garden rededication and sitting on a climate discussion panel alongside author Anna Lappé, Oregon Tilth had a major presence at Portland's Food and Climate Day.
The city of Portland's Food and Climate Day was created by the city's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability to facilitate discussion about the the ways that our current food systems contribute to climate change through carbon emissions. Oregon Tilth was invited to the event to offer our perspective on the role of organic agriculture in climate change remediation.
The keynote speaker at the event was Anna Lappé, author of "Diet for a Hot Planet." Her book investigates how the food system we have come to embrace over the past few decades has emerged as one of the largest contributors to global warming. As the daughter of Francis Moore Lappé, Anna Lappé wrote this book following in the foot steps of her mother's popular 1971 work "Diet for a Small Planet." The mother-daughter duo have also established the Small Planet Institute to promote civic engagement and involvement in the democratic process.
Tilth's executive director, Chris Schreiner, was asked to sit on the event's discussion panel along with Anna Lappé and several other local food and climate experts. The first half of the panel discussion was recorded and broadcast by KBOO. Click here to listen to that broadcast.
Oregon Tilth also caught the eye of some news sources at the redidication of the city's organic garden. Click here to check out Net Green News' coverage of the event!