Environmental stewardship.

Environmental stewardship refers to responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices. Aldo Leopold (1887–1949) championed environmental stewardship based on a land ethic "dealing with man's relation to land and to the animals and plants which grow upon it.

Different types of environmental stewards

There are 3 types of environmental stewards: doers, donors, and practitioners. Doers go out and help the cause by taking action. For example, the doers in an oil spill would be the volunteers that go along the beach and help clean up the oil from the beaches. A donor is the person that financially helps the cause. They can do anything from donating their money, to having galas or other fundraisers. They are typically governmental agencies. Lastly there are practitioners. They work on a day-to-day basis to steer governmental agencies, scientists, stakeholder groups, or any other group toward a stewardship outcome. Together these 3 groups make up environmental stewards and with the help keep the ecosystem running healthily. Anybody can be an environmental steward by being aware and knowledgeable of the world around them and making sure they do as little as possible to negatively impact our world. Without these groups it would be hard to get any sort of sustainability in our increasingly technology, pollution, industrial based world.

WHY

Food Justice -n – a community’s ownership of  fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally appropriate, and locally grown food.

Adopt-A-Farmbox is a solution-based initiative. Our goal is to empower people through food. We use farm boxes to create opportunities for people to reconnect with food, particularly people in communities with limited access to fresh foods.  Many communities in New York City are starving for wider and healthier food options beyond the meager selections available at fast-food chains and corner stores that permeate them. A recent study estimates that approximately three million New Yorkers live in neighborhoods with limited access to fresh foods leaving these residents vulnerable to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The best way to help families and communities to break the cycle of diabetes and obesity is to expose them to healthier food options and to engage them in the process from seed to fork. It creates a sense of pride and ownership while de-mystifying the concept of healthy, wholesome food.

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