Who is Your Food Hero? Nominate Them for a Growing Green Award by 12/9!

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Each year, NRDC honors leaders in the sustainable food movement who have advanced ecologically integrated farming practices, climate stewardship, water stewardship, farmland preservation, and social responsibility from farm to fork. This leadership takes place in a variety of fields, including food production, food service, retail or restaurants, academia, journalist, policy advocacy and government.

In previous posts, I have written about the importance of sustainable local food for our economy, our environment, and our health.

I also made a call to young lawyers to put their skills to use by joining the growing food movement. Without a doubt we need as many bright minds as possible to fix our broken food system.  

But of course there are already many people hard at work. The Growing Green Awards recognizes their successes.

In our work on regional food systems here in New York, we continue to come across many dynamic food leaders— farmers, professors, chefs and food entrepreneurs who are working hard and inventing valuable ways to feed a growing population healthy food grown in environmentally and economically sustainable ways.  No small feat.

Do you know someone like this? Someone who has provided innovation and leadership in this growing food movement? If so, nominate them for a Growing Green Award, and help them receive the recognition and support they deserve to continue their work. 

For information on how to nominate your food hero by December 9th go to: