The following post was written by Sara Mersha, Director of Grantmaking and Advocacy at Grassroots International on World Environment Day. Sara eloquently makes the connections between food sovereignty, agroecology, and climate justice. Reposted from the Grassroots International blog.
June 5th, 2015
Social movements around the world, including Grassroots International partners, take action on World Environment Day (June 5) to highlight the importance of ecological justice. On this day, we are happy to share a video from a recent talk that Grassroots International had the opportunity to be a part of, along with Anim Steel, founder and Executive Director of the Real Food Challenge, and Mark Bittman, New York Times journalist and author.Titled, “With Liberty, Justice, and Sovereignty for All,” this talk was part of UC Berkeley’s Edible Education series. In it, we discussed several themes of ecological justice, including what we’ve learned from our partners such as La Via Campesina: how food sovereignty and agroecology are two of the most powerful real solutions to both the causes and impacts of climate change.
Many thanks to UC Berkeley for inviting Grassroots International to be part of this series, and to Mark Bittman and Anim Steel whose insights, questions, and experiences made it such an exciting conversation. We are looking forward to continued collaborations to strengthen connections between food justice/food sovereignty efforts and climate justice.