Live Webinar Event
Here at the Center for Ecolonomic Excellence and Development (CEED) and Nourish the Planet (NTP) we are excited to be doing daytime “Huddles” for our staff, interns, alumni and guests every FIRST and THIRD Wednesday of every month. Our next huddle will be held on Wednesday, 20 May 2015, at 01:00 PM Mountain Time, live from our NTP/CEED Headquarters in Colorado. This time we will be joined by Shannon M Welsh.
Shannon is a Sustainable Textile and Apparel Artisan and Designer who supports soil to skin processes. She is also the Executive Director of Pacific Northwest Fibershed, an affiliate of Fibershed, which seeks to build collaborative relationships between artisans and farmers to create a bio-regional textile culture and marketplace and develops regenerative textile systems that are based on carbon farming, regional manufacturing, and public education. She seeks to deepen the sustainable textile conversation by directly connecting the wearer to the biological context of their wardrobe. This transparency empowers wearers, farmers and artisans to enhance ecological balance, interdependent community economies and organic agriculture through soil to skin processes. Shannon M Welsh holds a BFA in Apparel Design as well as a BA in Mathematics and History.
Introduction to CEED/NTP
Chances are if you’ve found Nourish the Planet, it’s because you’re asking some big questions. Questions like: How do we feed 8 billion people by 2030? How can we heal a broken economic system? How can we live sustainably on a planet with fewer and fewer resources? What can I do about it?
We think there’s a fundamental and elegant answer to these questions – sustainable agriculture. Or more simply put, food. At Nourish the Planet, we are pioneering low-tech, replicable, sustainable methods for all types of food production. Our team is constantly developing new and exciting innovations in the realm of sustainable agriculture. Our two campuses have greenhouses, converted warehouses, pastures, farm fields, urban lots, and other infrastructure that are used to test these new innovations and to improve methods. Our focus is in aquaponics, aquaculture, vermiculture and sustainable ranching; but our larger vision is to produce food in a way that is environmentally nurturing and economically sound.
If we are going to enable ecopreneurs to Teach the World to Feed Itself, we have to provide opportunities to teach. One dollar out of every four that is generated by NTP’s Programs will go to our HOPE (Helping Other People Ecolonomically) for the Hopeless program where we help local community groups and distant hungry people groups to learn how to feed themselves. Read more…
Nourish the Planet is launching a business accelerator that will change the face of education and ecopreneurship. We call it The Best of the BEST (Best Ecolonomic Student Training) Entrepreneurial Program (BOTB). These fellows will embark on an intensive one year program with the goal of having a cash flowing, low-tech green business upon completion. Read more…
FREE Webinar Hangout “Huddle” Replays
Take a look at this week’s blog highlights form CEED : During 2012, 24.7 million acres (10 million hectares) of forestland achieved Rainforest Alliance certification to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards, which help to protect forest ecosystems and conserve natural resources.
The total area of certified forestland reached 182.9 million acres (74.6 million hectares) — an area larger than the size of Texas — benefitting the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in forest communities across 78 countries worldwide.
The Rainforest Alliance maintained its longstanding position as the leading FSC-certifier, having certified 43 percent of FSC-certified land worldwide.