With only one day to go until the launch of our Online Course, we’re absolutely delighted to share our final PeaceMeal Challenge:
Connected to absolutely everything, and a terribly over-used word these days, we want to think about what sustainability means and how it might look in its connections to food and to peace. How do we know what we need or want to sustain? Is our current food system sustainable? How do we make it so? How do we foster behaviours and actions that lead to sustained peace?
The United States’ Environmental Protection Agency defines sustainability this way:
Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.
Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment.
Your challenge: Find a friend and have a conversation about what sustainability really means, and brainstorm a short list of ways that you can contribute to the cause, whether it’s switching disposables plates and napkins for ceramics and cloth, drinking shade-grown or fairly-traded coffee, shopping at a local food co-op, or growing your own windowboxes of herbs!
If you’re still hoping to join us for the course, we have a few spots left! Register here and join us as we get into deeper conversations about peace and food at the personal, interpersonal, societal, political, and global levels!