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Walking for Organic Agriculture to Reverse Climate Change

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Nov, 14, 2014 @ 18:11 PM

Rodale Organic Planet WalkRecap the Walk for an Organic Planet with Coach Smallwood of the Rodale Institute and learn the goals and the outcomes of this innovative event. Raising both awarness and support of the project, the 162 mile walk from the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA to Washington, D.C. was designed to to hand deliver the RI report to USDA Department of Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack.

The Rodale Institute has proven that regenerative organic agriculture can reverse climate change. Regenerative organic agriculture can actually capture even more carbon than people currently emit into the atmosphere. By working with nature to use photosynthesis and healthy soil biology, we can draw down greenhouse gases and tip the needle past 100% to reverse climate change. It's another great topic and discussion in store on #plantchat!  

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Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, Aaron Kinsman of Rodale Institute @RodaleInstitute for this week's topic, Recap of Coach Smallwood's Walk for an Organic Planet. The live chat begins Monday, November 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview  

Organic Agriculture - Overview of the white paper supporting organic agriculture to reduce effects / reverse climate change

Organic Planet Walk - Learn about the goal, who participated, and what were some of the highlights during the walk.

Washington D.C. Reception  - Hear how the historic meeting went, who was there and what was discussed. 

Response on the Hill -  Learn what the end results were and how effective it was.

Next Steps - Discover how Rodale will continue the push towards organic agriculuture and reversing climate change.

Join the Conversation

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Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries. 

photos courtesy of Rodale Institute

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, Rodale Institute, Walk for the Planet, Coach Smallwood

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