Rising sea levels, saltwater intrusion, and intensifying storm levels – the results of climate change – are being felt across the country and the globe. While there are a variety of factors contributing to this problem, there is an exciting way to combat these impacts through good farming practices – maintaining healthy soils. We have a couple of great weekend activities where you can get involved.
People’s Climate March
Fair Farms and Waterkeepers Chesapeake will be leading Waterkeepers from around the globe in this Saturday’s People’s Climate March in Washington, DC. We invite you to join us!
We will kick off the event the night before (tonight!) with a Native American-led water ceremony on the banks of the Anacostia River at Poplar Point at 6 PM.
On Saturday morning, we will march alongside indigenous people from EcoHermanas and Spring of Light — as well as Waterkeepers from around the region and across the country. For full details, see the event page.
Climate and Healthy Soils Summit
On Sunday, after the march, we will be talking about how good farming practices can be a big part of the solution. Please join us for the “Scenario 300: Making Climate Cool!” conference from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
This summit will focus on the role that healthy soils – those that sequester carbon and maintain biological activity (and result from good farming practices) — can play in reversing climate change.
Fair Farms founder Betsy Nicholas be participating in a panel discussion, “Community and Movement Leaders: Legislation, Advocacy and What Can I Do?” alongside Paul Tukey of the Glenstone Museum, Alexis Baden-Mayer of the Organic Consumers Association, and Ling Tan of Safe Grow Montgomery. The summit is sponsored by Biodiversity for a Livable Climate and Regeneration International.
Check out the full schedule of speakers here, where you’ll also find the link to register.