MN350’s Food Systems Team is building a movement for a food system that is local, regenerative, equitable toward those who depend on it, and mindful of its impact on future generations. A major component of building resiliency to climate crises is building a food system that connects us all, through something that every living being has in common – we all eat food.
We are people who eat food, and we bet you are, too! But our “food system” – everything from agricultural production (crops and livestock) to food preparation, consumption, and waste – contributes nearly one-third of the global greenhouse gas emissions from humans. Luckily, there is a better way to do it, and everyone can play a role in reducing the carbon footprint of the systems that produce and consume our food.
The work of the MN350 Food Systems Team is informed by the science of Project Drawdown, and we strive for solutions that are both scientifically sound and socially just. We currently focus on three strategies to help reach a carbon-neutral Minnesota by 2030:
The Food Systems Team meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on alternating Thursdays at the MN350 office in Minneapolis. We share updates on current activities and issues, ask questions, make suggestions, and break out to smaller groups to focus on specific action items. For specific dates, check out the Events Calendar.
To learn more or to join the Food Systems Team distribution list, email Kurt Kimber.