Tag: Seattle Farm Bill Principles

CLIMATE NEUTRAL BLOG POST 16: THE INTERSECTION OF FOOD AND CLIMATE

February 1st, 2012

As I noted in an earlier post in this series, the food system and agriculture generate somewhere between 15% and 20% of America’s carbon emissions (depending on the study and what it counts).  American food travels an average of 1500 miles from farm to plate.  Then there is the processing, storage, marketing, packaging, and shopping […]

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SEATTLE SUCCESSES AT NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES

November 16th, 2011

Last week the National League of Cities (NLC) held its annual conference, and Seattle won two victories in the voting on Saturday, November 12.  Our first success came when I was elected to a two-year term as one of 18 new and reelected members of the Board of Directors chosen to represent the more than […]

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SEATTLE FARM BILL PRINCIPLES ADOPTED BY COUNCIL, TO GO BEFORE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES

June 14th, 2011

On Monday, May 23, the City Council adopted Resolution 31296, supporting the Seattle Farm Bill Principles as policy guidance to the Federal Government in the renewal of the 2012 Farm Bill.  Our goal is to have Seattle’s actions will serve as a model for other jurisdictions.  On June 4, I presented the Farm Bill principles […]

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