Fall 2023 Update
Institute of Local Self Reliance has been a valuable source of information and support for Community Composting. This year, Southern Oregon Food Solutions joined the ILSR Community Compost Coalition – comprised of 300 operations across the country. SOFS was the first one in Oregon to join.
Fall 2020 Update
In the past few months, issues of climate change and the impact on our food systems have been making the news with increasing frequency and seriousness. Here are a few articles that show this trend.
In Oregon, specifically…
Oregon League of Conservation Voters alerted communities to speak up in Public Comment Hearings to weigh in to what the Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality will do to respond to Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order that the state of Oregon achieve 80% reduction from 1990 levels by 2050.
According to the DEQ website, the agency “is in the process of developing a new program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address the effects of climate change. This program will cap and reduce emissions from some of the most significant sources in Oregon, including large stationary sources, transportation fuels, and other liquid and gaseous fuels, such as natural gas.
In order to design an emissions reduction program shaped by input from stakeholders, DEQ is conducting a three-phase process. DEQ is currently in the second phase, gathering public input to help identify key issues, and will next move into a formal rulemaking period, which will include further opportunities for public engagement. Rules will be proposed to the Environmental Quality Commission in late 2021 so that the program is ready to start in January 2022.”
Click here :Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Cap and Reduce Program to learn more directly from Oregon’s DEQ website.
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Creating a sustainable food future – A Menu of Solutions to Feed Nearly 10 Billion People by 2050
OSU Extension – Home Food Safety and Preservation Program
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Going Zero Waste – with many tips, including food
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Here is an article that will provide good background information. –https://cindithompson.com/2019/07/12/food-waste/ – FOOD WASTE
Link to an article about how everyday decisions that individuals make about shopping and eating impacts our food system and sustainability. –https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/30/dining/climate-change-food-eating-habits.html