Green America works with many partners all along the supply chain from farmers to consumer products to create a safe, just, and sustainable food system. We know that some communities are often left out of important conversations and are striving to build an inclusive and diverse society where all people have an equal place at the table.
Here are some resources about this important work for equity, justice, diversity, and inclusion including great allied organizations that are spearheading change.
The Fight for Food Justice
Without access to fresh food, health and wellbeing is bound to suffer. But to truly tackle food access, activists take on racist systems and language, too.
Turning “Food Prisons” into Gardens
How urban gardening is regenerating L.A.’s soil—and community
Leah Penniman, Soul Fire Farm
Soul Fire Farm is a force to be reckoned with, tackling racism and injustice at all levels of the food system.
Unearthing the Legacy of Black Farmers
For Black American farmers, turning to the soil can mean confronting painful history. Some farmers are reclaiming that past as they use regenerative farming techniques to take on food insecurity and the climate crisis.
Urban Farm Grows Good Food and Good Mental Health
Imagine you’re new to a community. But it is plagued by poverty, conflict, and oppression. Parts of your neighborhood are covered in trash, and abandoned homes are a common sight.
Health in the Hood
Meet the South Florida Organization Combatting Food and Health Injustice.
Essential Agriculture workers need our support during COVID-19
Our path forward together on climate and race - November 9, 2020 Trump’s Department of Labor Fast-tracks Rule to Undermine Socially Responsible Investing
Communities on the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis (Magazine)
The warming climate is already affecting families from the oil fields of North Dakota to the rising waters of the Gulf Coast. But climate warriors are reclaiming spaces and fighting for our future.
Economic Action for Social Justice
From 1964 to 1992, the oil giant Texaco extracted billions of barrels of oil from the Amazonian rainforests of Ecuador.
Environmental & Climate Justice
Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by climate change and toxic pollution. These communities are also forging the path toward environmental and climate justice for all.
Voices for Justice
We have had many big breakthroughs recently. Major companies across all industries are changing -- proof of the power of consumer pressure. We are witnessing how our economic power is truly changing the world for good and towards a simpler, more sustainable way of living.
Green America's statement on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Green America believes we must work together to build a truly green economy that values all people and the planet.
Work of Our Allies
Intertribal Agriculture Council
The Organic and Non-GMO Report
National Black Farmers Association
Video: Plantation Economics and Historical Discrimination in the USDA
Chris Newman on The Checkout Podcast
Identifying and Countering White Supremacy Culture in Food Systems - Duke University (PDF)
Agricultural Diversity Facts