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A Word From Our Ambassadors

Evan Lutz is an ambassador for Earth Day Network’s Foodprints for the Future Campaign. Foodprints ambassadors are leading the way to the much-needed progress within food and climate change.

Evan is the founder and CEO of Hungry Harvest, a food delivery company working to eliminate food wast and stop hunger. His recent article “Fixing the Food System” details many of the problems in our current food system and how this motivates him in his work.

“Not only is food waste a moral and economic travesty, it is one of the largest threats to the environment today.”

“The time for watching and waiting for further evidence is over. We need to reframe the way we think about our food…”

“While the problems we face are systemic, they are also surmountable. As individuals, we can make a difference by observing our food choices and incorporating simple sustainable practices into our lives.”

You can read the full article here.

Kayla East is an ambassador for Earth Day Network’s MobilizeU program. MobilizeU is a program that unites college and university students to organize activism around environmental and sustainability issues. Kayla is currently abroad in Botswana studying wildlife conservation through the Virginia Tech University.

Her blog “Lifting of the Elephant Hunting Ban in Botswana” offers a fresh perspective on the recent controversial move by the Botswana government to lift the ban on elephant hunting.

“Yes, elephants are a symbolic creature of Botswana, and the entire continent of Africa; but they are also seen as an encroachment on human safety, crops, and other landscapes.”

“The distance from where I work and the village where I stay is less than half a mile, but I would never dare walk to and from these places.”

“One cannot even begin to understand the day to day fear that the locals of Botswana endure here due to the ever-growing population of elephants.”

You can read the full article here.

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