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March 8th, 1 PM Eastern

Join our panel of inspirational women from Latin America who have impressive careers in protecting and supporting the environment, youth empowerment and environmental education. 

The panel will focus on their careers, current initiatives and the state of climate change and climate literacy in Latin America and how we still make progress in the face of COVID-19. 

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Women in Leadership

MODERATOR: Mirian Vilela, Executive Director, Earth Charter International

PANELISTS:

Martha Delgado, Undersecretary for Global Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

Natalia Lever, Executive Director, The Climate Reality Project, Latin America

Tracey Ritchie, Director of Education, EARTHDAY.ORG

Join a panel of inspirational people from Latin America who have impressive careers in protecting and supporting the environment, youth empowerment and environmental education. 

The panel will focus on their careers, current initiatives and the state of climate change and climate literacy in Latin America and how we still make progress in the face of COVID-19. 


REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

MODERATOR: Nate Birt, Vice President, American Farmland Trust

Nate Birt is Vice President of Farm Journal’s Trust In Food, the 145-year-old agriculture company’s social impact division. He leads the day-to-day operations of America’s Conservation Ag Movement, a national public-private partnership that empowers collaborators to leverage Farm Journal’s 145+ years of market trust and farmer-to-farmer networks to accelerate adoption of regenerative practices, products and technologies.

PANELISTS:

Professor Bradford Baker

Dr. Bradford Baker is a behavioral ethics professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and 5th generation rancher and farmer, having grown up in Montana and Washington State. He co-stewards Southern Farm Lab (SFL) with his partner and fiancee in central Georgia. SFL is a non-profit regenerative farm and a laboratory to incubate new practices for a reimagined economy based upon regenerative relations with our land, food, and one another. SFL believes that in order to create food security for our communities, we must transition as much agriculture as possible to regenerative systems before the soil is depleted and rendered useless for growing food. (There are only an estimated 30 crop cycles left in the U.S., if we continue to rely on conventional farming practices). SFL also believes that to heal our soil, we must also heal our relations and if the U.S. is to have a viable future, it must reckon with its history of colonialism, land theft, and white supremacy as we shift toward a regenerative model that works better for people and the planet.

Julia Collins, Founder + CEO of Planet FWD

Julia Collins is a serial entrepreneur who realized food was her calling as a young girl in San Francisco where it was the epicenter of her community. She’s spent her career building food companies, having launched brands such as Mexicue, Murray’s Cheese Bar and Harlem Jazz Enterprises, the company responsible for the award-winning restaurant, The Cecil.

She later went on to co-found Zume Pizza where she became the first Black woman to co-found a unicorn company. When she became a mother, she knew she needed to find a way to bring delicious food to people in a way that helped heal the planet for everyone including her son. 

Today, Julia leads PlanetFWD, a company on a mission to tackle climate change by making it easier to bring climate-friendly products to market. The company is building a software platform for regenerative agriculture alongside a climate-friendly snack brand, Moonshot

In addition, Julia sits on the advisory council for Launch with GS, serves on the All Raise operating committee and is an EIR for Cleo Capital. She is an active angel investor focused on funding female entrepreneurs and BIPOC founders. 

Follow Julia: Twitter – @JuliaCollins | Instagram – @JuliaEColli

Felipe Villela, Founder of reNature

Felipe is a Brazilian Regenerative Agribusiness Expert and Founder of reNature. A Dutch organization with extensive knowledge & experience in Regenerative Agriculture & Agroforestry around the globe. Regenerative Agriculture Lead Author at UN Environment for their GEO for Business brief on “The changing role of Business in Transforming Food Systems” and Young World Champion at UNEP in 2019. Felipe’s ambition is to engage international corporations to make a transition in their agricultural practices using successful regenerative ag showcases that ensure economic viability and farmers’ resilience. Felipe has been pitching reNature at TEDxAmsterdam, Rabobank, World Economic Forum, COP24 and ICSD at Columbia University in NYC.

Farmer Rishi, Farmer, Artist, Writer, and Educator

Farmer Rishi is a small-scale farmer, land-artist, writer, and educator.

Since 2010, he has been working in the field of urban gardening and farming in Los Angeles, where he has helped create and establish hundreds of urban gardens. His work centers on the healing of people and Earth as one body.

Rishi is the Executive Director of Sarvodaya Institute (@sarvodayafarms) and the Co-founder and Chief Gardening Officer of Healing Gardens Community (@healinggardens.co).

Instagram: @farmerrishi; YouTube: Regenerative

Gardening with Farmer Rishi

John Piotti, President of American Farmland Trust

John has worked at the forefront of sustainable agriculture since the early 1990s, first in his home state of Maine, and now nationally. 

In 2016, he became the President of American Farmland Trust, bringing new energy to this storied organization that helped create the conservation agriculture movement.  

Under John’s leadership, AFT has engaged in the most comprehensive study of American land use ever conducted, helped secure an additional $200 million/year in Federal funding for agricultural conservation easements, and launched new initiatives that advance environmentally-forward farming practices, combat climate change, and support next generation farmers.  

Prior to joining AFT, John served as President of Maine Farmland Trust, which during his tenure became recognized as one of the most innovative and impactful farm-support groups in the nation. 

John has also served in the Maine State Legislature, where he chaired the Agriculture Committee and was later elected House Majority Leader.  

In 2013, John was named to Maine Magazine’s inaugural list of one of the 50 people who have done the most for the state. 

In 2005, he received a prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship, which he used to study agricultural policy in Europe.  

John holds three degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: in engineering, public policy, and systems management.  

Jillian Semaan, Food and Environment Director at EARTHDAY.ORG

Jillian Semaan is the Director of Food and Environment at EARTHDAY.ORG, where she focuses on addressing the impact animal agriculture has on the planet. She advocates for plant-based diets for the health of the environment and self. Previously as chief of staff for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Agriculture, she was able to create and implement government initiatives that focused on sustainable agriculture in food deserts and disadvantaged communities. She continues to focus on finding solutions to mitigate the climate crisis.

Agriculture faces a trifecta of potentially devastating challenges. As a result of overfarming, development and other factors, soil capacity is dramatically declining, with some experts predicting only less than 60 harvests remaining. The United States is losing soil 10 times faster than it’s replenished. Regenerative farming, however, offers solutions to transform farmers into environmental and societal heroes. It promotes the health of degraded soils by restoring their organic carbon. Regenerative agriculture sequesters atmospheric carbon dioxide, reversing industrial agriculture’s contributions to climate change.

This webinar will explore practices to improve soil health while yielding valuable environmental benefits. The panel will focus on agriculture’s connection to climate change, what farmers and other experts say about regenerative agriculture’s potential for emissions reduction, how to build a sustainable food system and the many benefits of regenerative agriculture practices including increasing biodiversity, improving watersheds and enhancing ecosystems.


Young children learning together in the classroom

EDUCATION TO CHANGE THE WORLD

Mirian Vilela,Executive Director of the Earth Charter International

Dr. Lawrence M. Paska, Executive Director of National Council for the Social Studies

Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti, Kenyan environment and climate activist | Founder of the Green Generation Initiative


Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education


Dr. Pramod Kumar Sharma, Senior Director of Education with Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)


Moderator: Dr. Chirstina Kwauk, Associate Director of the Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Education (MECCE) project


Join EARTHDAY.ORG for an engaging global panel as we observe World Environmental Education Day. The webinar will examine the interdisciplinary nature of environmental and climate change education and how we use civic education to inspire hope and action for students across the world.


WE THROW IT ALL AWAY

Jillian Semaan, Director of Food and Environment, EARTHDAY.ORG

Jillian Semaan is the Director of Food and Environment at EARTHDAY.ORG, where she focuses on addressing the impact animal agriculture has on the planet. She advocates for plant-based diets for the health of the environment and self. Previously as chief of staff for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Agriculture, she was able to create and implement government initiatives that focused on sustainable agriculture in food deserts and disadvantaged communities. She continues to focus on finding solutions to mitigate the climate crisis.

Sweta Chakraborty, Risk and Behavioral Scientist

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist whose work is motivated by the need for clear, credible, evidence-based communication to urgently and proactively manage the risks that threaten human security and well-being from climate change to COVID-19. She is a correspondent for multiple publications, book author, globally recognized keynote speaker, and is regularly interviewed on global media outlets such as CNN and the BBC. She is the U.S. Representative for “We Don’t Have Time,” the Sweden-based tech start-up that launched Greta Thunberg to viral global renown. She is also the founder and principle of Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to better inform individuals, businesses, and government entities on the complex, interconnected challenges, such as food insecurity and civil strife, already existing and emerging from a warming planet.



Ann Veneman, Former US Secretary of Agriculture

Ann is the former executive director of UNICEF, serving from 2005 to 2010. Her appointment was announced on January 18, 2005 by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Previously, Veneman was the United States Secretary of Agriculture, the first, and to date the only, woman to hold that position. Veneman served as USDA Secretary from January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2005, leaving to become the fifth executive director of UNICEF.

Justin Kamine, Co-Founder and Partner, KDC.Earth

Justin Kamine has been spearheading KDC’s business development of large-scale infrastructure across the U.S. totaling over $3.5B of developments. He is a Forbes 30U30 for Food, ranked one of the 50 most impactful entrepreneurs in the U.S. and is dedicated to scaling sustainable technologies to the large-scale infrastructure level; including a process that can convert 200 tons of food waste every day into animal feed.


Sam Kass, Former Executive Chef at the White House


Samuel David Kass is an American political advisor, chef, and news personality, who served as President Barack Obama’s Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy, Executive Director for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, and as an Assistant Chef in the White House.

Caue Suplicy, Founder, Barnana


Caue Suplicy is the Founder of Barnana, maker of organic, sustainable sweet and savory banana-based snacks, and an expert on upcycled foods. Since its inception, Barnana has upcycled 100+ million bananas into healthier, delicious, sweet snacks like Banana Bites and Cookie Brittle. Barnana is a founding member of the Upcycled Food Association and Caue is a member of the Board of Directors.

Barnana is a certified B-Corporation, focused on expanding its partnerships with farmers and indigenous communities in the Amazon. Upcycled bananas are just short of the ideal length for bananas, or a day shy of retail-demanded ripeness and helps the unwanted crop from becoming landfill that emits harmful greenhouse gases.

Barnana products – Banana Bites, Cookie Brittle, Plantain Chips and the new Plantain Tortilla Chips — can be found online at Barnana.com and Amazon, as well as Whole Foods, Costco, CVS, Kroger, Safeway and other fine grocers.

Global food waste is a far-reaching problem. Approximately one-third of food produced globally each year, 1.3 billion tons, is lost or wasted. In the United States alone, about 40% of food goes to waste annually. We need to find solutions that will be sustainable. Food waste is caused by overproduction, packaging and product damage, inadequate storage, overbuying, spoilage and excess portions prepared. Food waste occurs throughout the entire food chain, from farmers to the food industry to retailers to end consumers. The world will need to increase food production by 70% to keep pace with population growth. With close to 900 million people starving we cannot afford to lose up to 40% of production, we need to start thinking about new and innovative approaches to address food waste going forward. 

We will also be discussing upcycling as it represents a variety of processes by which “old” products get to be modified and get a second life as they’re turned into a “new” product. In this way, thanks to the mix and aggregation of used materials, components and items, the end result is a “new product” with more value than the original value of the sum of all its components.


Changing the Culture with Culture

Paul Villiski, Sculptor

Paul Villinski is an American sculptor widely known for transforming littered cans from the city streets into large-scale, abstract installations of life-like butterflies. Over three decades, his wide-ranging work has engaged themes as diverse as memory, childhood, addiction and recovery, flight, nature, sustainability, and transformation. With a lifelong concern for environmental issues, his work frequently re-purposes and “re-cycles” discarded materials — the detritus of contemporary life — exploring the possibilities and narratives embedded in the “worthless,” to surprising and poetic ends. An avid pilot, metaphors of flight and soaring — whether physical, psychological, or spiritual — often appear in his work. A graduate of The Cooper Union, Villinski’s work has been exhibited and collected throughout the United States, including a recent mid-career survey, “Farther,” organized by the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Va. He lives and works in Queens and the Catskills with his partner, painter Amy Park, and their young son, Lark.



Courtney Mattison, Ocean Conservationist and Ceramic Artist

Courtney Mattison hand-crafts intricate and large-scale ceramic sculptural works inspired by the fragile beauty of coral reefs and the human-caused threats they face. Her work has been commissioned internationally for permanent collections including those of the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta and Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Endurance ship. Her exhibition history includes solo shows at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and the U.S. Department of Commerce headquarters. In 2020, the U.N. Postal Administration published Mattison’s work on a stamp to commemorate Earth Day. Born in 1985 and raised in San Francisco, Mattison received a BA in marine ecology and ceramic sculpture from Skidmore College in 2008 and an MA in environmental studies from Brown University with thesis credits at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. Her work has been featured by Smithsonian Magazine, Good Morning America, Oprah Magazine and the BBC. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Mary Mattingly, Visual Artist


Mary Mattingly is a visual artist. She founded Swale, an edible landscape on a barge in New York City. Docked at public piers but following waterways common laws, Swale circumnavigates New York’s public land laws, allowing anyone to pick free fresh food. Swale instigated and co-built the “foodway” in Concrete Plant Park, the Bronx in 2017. Mary Mattingly’s work has also been exhibited at Storm King, the International Center of Photography, the Seoul Art Center, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Public Library, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, and the Palais de Tokyo. Her work has been included in books such as the Whitechapel/MIT Press Documents of Contemporary Art series titled “Nature” and edited by Jeffrey Kastner, Triple Canopy’s Speculations, the Future Is… published by Artbook, and Henry Sayre’s A World of Art, 8th edition, published by Pearson Education Inc.


Moderator:
Nora Lawrence, Senior Curator, Storm King Art Center



Nora Lawrence is Senior Curator at Storm King Art Center. Since joining the Art Center in 2011, Ms. Lawrence founded a yearly exhibition program devoted to emerging and mid-career artists (Outlooks), and created a partnership between Storm King and Shandaken Projects that established Storm King’s first-ever artist residency. She has organized and co-organized exhibitions for Storm King, including Kiki Smith River Light (2020), Outlooks: Martha Tuttle (2020), Mark Dion: Follies (2019), Outlooks: Jean Shin (2019), Indicators: Artists on Climate Change (2018); Outlooks: Elaine Cameron-Weir (2018); David Smith: The White Sculptures (2017); Outlooks: Heather Hart (2017); Dennis Oppenheim: Terrestrial Studio (2016); Outlooks: Josephine Halvorson (2016); Lynda Benglis: Water Sources (2015); Outlooks: Luke Stettner (2015); Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition (2014); Outlooks: Virginia Overton (2014); Thomas Houseago: As I Went Out One Morning (2013); David Brooks (2013); and Storm King’s 2012 exhibition, Light and Landscape, which was a finalist for the International Association of Art Critics award for Best Project in a Public Space. Prior to joining Storm King, Ms. Lawrence worked in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, where she worked on a number of exhibitions, including Ernesto Neto: Navedenga (2010), which she co-curated; Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today (2008); and Focus: Picasso Sculpture (2008) among others. She has also worked at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York City.

Ms. Lawrence has authored and co-authored several publications, including the upcoming Phaidon monograph on Lynda Benglis; Mark Dion: Follies (2019); Indicators: Artists on Climate Change (2018); David Smith: The White Sculptures (2017); Dennis Oppenheim: Terrestrial Studio (2016); Lynda Benglis: Water Sources (2015); Mark di Suvero (2015); Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition (2014); Monet’s Water Lilies (2009); Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today (2008); and Armando Reverón (2007), and contributed an essay to the award-winning MoMA volume The Modern Woman (2010). She has received grants for her work from the Luce Foundation, CASVA, and the Office of Contemporary Art, Norway, among others. She is on the Advisory Council for the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, a Visiting Critic in the MFA program at Columbia University, and has taught courses at MoMA, the School of Visual Arts, and the University of Southern California. She holds a BA from Pomona College, an MA in art history from the University of Southern California, and an M.Phil. in art history from The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

To address climate change, we need to change culture. Art will play a significant role. Art’s influence is subjective and emotional, a complement to the objectivity of science. Art is a powerful tool that affirms cultural beliefs, values, and our understanding of humanity’s relationships in societies and the natural world. But artists also create work that presents new ideas to challenge the status quo. In the community art creates, society shares these different — sometimes profoundly different — ways of looking at the world. This webinar is led by artists whose work makes us feel differently about climate change – the first step toward engagement, consensus, and sustainable change.


BREAKING FREE FROM PLASTICS DEPENDENCE

Moderator: Ed Begley Jr., Actor and Activist

Panelists:

Alex Schulze, CEO and Co-Founder of 4ocean

Alex Schulze is the CEO and Co-Founder of 4ocean, a purpose-driven business with a mission to end the ocean plastic crisis while working to educate individuals and help change their single-use plastic consumption habits on land. 4ocean conducts ocean cleanups daily with full time captains and crews working globally at operations in Florida, Bali, Haiti and Guatemala. The cleanups are funded entirely through product purchases with one pound of trash removed for every product purchased. As a result, the team has pulled more than 10 million pounds of trash since the company was founded in January 2017.

Arun Krishnamurthy, Founder of Environmentalist Foundation of India

Arun Krishnamurthy founded the Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) in 2007. E.F.I focuses on scientific revival of lakes and ponds through a community based collaborative conservation effort. Arun is also the recipient of many prestigious awards such as the Rolex Award for Enterprise, the Jane Goodall Youth Leadership Award, the British Council International Climate Champion Excellence Award, and many others. Today, Arun continues his conservation efforts which has expanded to multiple communities around India.

Charlie Rolsky, Director of Science at Plastic Oceans International

Charlie Rolsky is the Director of Science for Plastic Oceans International. He serves as the host of Breaking It Down, a new YouTube series from Plastic Oceans in which he simplifies science in fun and engaging way. He also conducts research at the Arizona State University (ASU) Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering where he works on marine and aquatic plastic pollution, a major concern within many ecosystems and environments around the world. Their identification, fate and impact are only now beginning to be understood, and Charlie has developed several analytical tools to help improve this further. 

Melati Wijsen, Founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags

Melati Wijsen is a 19-year-old full time changemaker from Indonesia. She founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags when she was 12 years old with her younger sister and has been leading the movement driven by youth since 2013. She also started the people movement One Island One Voice and the social enterprise, Mountain Mamas. Melati has spoken on world stages such as TED and the UN and has also been selected as FORBES top ten most inspiring women in the country. She graduated from high school one year early at the Green School and has since been honored by TIME as part of the most influential teens in the world along with CNN Heroes Young Wonders and FORBES 30 under 30. Today, Melati is excited about her new youth empowerment project; YOUTHTOPIA, empowering youth through meaningful and short peer to peer programs and providing them the tools they need to be young changemakers.

Billy Lombe, Founder and CEO of the Centre for Zero Waste & Development in Africa

As Founder and CEO of the Centre for Zero Waste & Development in Africa, he has helped to train more than 400 teachers and community leaders in solid waste management, climate change and WASHE related issues. Additionally, he has engaged about 120 thousand pupils to be active environmental leaders in their communities. Billy is currently advocating for a total ban on single-use plastics in Zambia and the rest of Africa. 

In recognition of World Food Day, EARTHDAY.ORG brought together a panel of experts to discuss the dangers to our food system.

In the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat there is plastic. Plastic pollution is a widespread, complex environmental and health emergency that requires global changes in policies, corporate sourcing, innovation and consumer behavior. Grassroots action and restoration technologies are also needed to clean up plastic pollution wherever it is found. Like other environmental scourges, plastic pollution impacts the poor among us most.

For this webinar, EARTHDAY.ORG has gathered global experts including activists, scientists, and corporate innovators. Let’s work together to end plastic pollution before it’s too late.

Our topics:

● Discussing theories of change to prevent plastic from polluting our environment.

● Educating viewers on the disproportionate impact of plastic pollution on the global poor.

● Addressing microplastics’ impact on human, animal and ecosystem health.

● Amplifying efforts to clean up plastics wherever they have entered the environment.


THE RISING BATTLE FOR FOOD SECURITY

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

Risk and Behavioral Scientist
U.S. Representative, We Don’t Have Time

Max Finberg

President and CEO, Growing Hope Globally

Umezuruike Linus Opara

Distinguished Professor, Stellenbosch University

Laureate, African Union Kwame Nkrumah Continental Prize for Life and Earth Sciences

President, CIGR — International Commission of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering

President, AfroAgEng — The Pan-African Society for Agricultural Engineering

Jillian Semaan

Director of Food and Agriculture, EARTHDAY.ORG

Elizabeth Whitlow
Executive Director, Regenerative Organic Alliance

Moderated by:

Lana Weidgenant
Zero Hour and Vice-Chair of Action Track 2, UN Food Systems Summit 2021

In recognition of World Food Day, EARTHDAY.ORG brought together a panel of experts to discuss the dangers to our food system.

The panel discusses food security, hunger and how we can rebuild our food systems by making them more sustainable and resilient — especially in a time of global pandemic. The panel also talks about approaches we can take to mitigate our climate crisis through our agricultural systems by explaining the linkages among agriculture, food systems and the environment.


people hold climate justice banner

IGNITING CLIMATE LITERACY

Panelists:

Rohan Arora
Youth Climate/Environmental Health Activist
Founder and Executive Director of The Community Check-Up

Frida Berry Eklund 
Swedish climate change communications expert, activist and writer
Founder of Our Kids’ Climate

Neeshad Shafi
Executive Director of Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar

Rab Nawaz 
Senior Director WWF Pakistan

Asha Alexander
Principal and CEO Of The Kindergarten Starters and Executive Leader, Climate Change – GEMS Education, Dubai, UAE  

Laura Secada
Director-General of Climate Change and Desertification of the Ministry of Environment of Peru

Moderated by:

Nick Nuttall
EARTHDAY.ORG’s Strategic Communications Director

Introduction by:

Tracey Ritchie, Ph.D.
EARTHDAY.ORG’s Director of Education

Join a lively discussion about the importance of educating our youth on climate and environmental topics. We must ensure that education equips citizens with hope, skills, and motivation to take action for a more sustainable future.

The panel discusses the connections of climate and environmental education to conservation goals, green jobs, a healthy economic future, and a sustainable planet.


HOW CITIZEN SCIENCE CAN HELP SAVE THE BEES

Kathleen Rogers
President, EARTHDAY.ORG

Anne Bowser
Director of Innovation, the Wilson Center

Landon Van Dyke
Senior Advisor for Environmental Performance and Sustainability
Acting Deputy Director — Center for Analytics, U.S. State Department

Sam Droege
Researcher, U.S. Geological Survey

Moderated by:
Marcelle Lashley-Kaboré

CEO, GIRLS WITH KNOWLEDGE INC.

The Earth Challenge app allows citizens everywhere to track, record, and support bee conservation. Everyone can do their part to protect these critical pollinators. Watch our panelists discuss how Earth Challenge was conceived and created, and how you can help.

Although scientists know about around 900,000 different kinds of living insects, estimates suggest that insects actually make up 80 percent of the world’s species. Insects play an important role in maintaining healthy ecosystems as they pollinate much of our world’s plants, including important crops that humans rely on for food.

However, insect populations are declining rapidly due to habitat loss, pesticide usage, as well as climate change. In 2019, 40.7 percent of honeybee colonies were lost during the winter in the United States— a phenomenon becoming more common around the world.

A recent German study found that 70 percent of the population of flying insects had been lost over the last 30 years. These declines threaten our global agriculture system as well as the overall health of our planet’s ecosystems. To combat insect decline and protect pollinator species around the world, global action and comprehensive data collection is required.


PLANT-BASED DIETS, CLIMATE, AND COVID

Our speakers:

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty 
Risk and Behavioral Scientist 
IG: swetachak
Twitter: @swetac

Deanna Dahlinger 
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist 
IG: deesdailydish 

Udi Lazimy 
Global Director for Sourcing and Sustainability, Eat JUST
IG: eatjust 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/udilazimy/

Jillian Semaan 
Director of Food and Environment, Earth Day Network
Twitter:
@jilliansemaan

Caroline Wimberly 
Senior Campaign Manager, 50by40

Moderated by: Marcelle Lashley-Kabore, Founder and CEO of Girls with Knowledge, Inc. 
IG: girlswithknowledge

A better food system, a safer climate, and strong public health are deeply intertwined. Join our panel of experts to learn about the connections between all of them, and what you can do to fight climate change (and pandemics) with diet change in your life and others.