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.

Team a collected group of committed engagers.

Anita Adalja

Anita Adalja has a passion for connecting others with the world around them through gardening and farming.  She has extensive social service experience and has applied horticultural therapy skills with individuals ranging from children to formerly homeless adults and incarcerated individuals.  At Adopt-A-Farmbox, Anita will be getting her hands dirty along with you and encouraging you to take in the free therapy that is provided by the earth!

 

Yemi Amu

Yemi was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria where she was taught Agricultural Science as part of her childhood education. That simple seed planted in her youth led to a career as a Food & Health Educator which encompasses cooking and growing food as a tool for inspiring children and adults of various backgrounds toward a positive relationship with food.  She is excited to bring her experience as an educator and creativity in the kitchen to the Adopt-a-Farmbox initiative.

 

Aki Hirata-Baker

A mother of 2, community activist, photographer, yoga teacher, and holistic nutritionist living in Brooklyn, New York.   Her experiences in these diverse fields makes Aki aware that community building must be inclusive and wholistic in its approach to food insecurity; healthy living; and creating a sustainable environment for future generations. Armed with her motto – ‘teaching by example’, Aki co-founded the Adopt-A-Farmbox initiative to create a tiny ripple that she believes will lead to massive wave of change in the near future.

 

Ronald Hugh Baker

A farmer since the age of 5, Ron has always been conscious of the power and abundance of nature.  Upon moving to NYC from rural village of Jamaica, he acutely felt the lack of fresh food and healthy life-style that was a norm to him.   Propelled by his love for nature, and a sense of responsibility to both his children and children living in his community, he utilized his skill of construction management to co-found Adopt-A-Farmbox. His goal is to create nurturing food communities throughout areas in New York City where food insecurity and diet-related health issues are major hindrances.

 

Bryan Collins & Brett Erickson

A Brooklyn based design team, with combined twenty years design experience including:  branding, web, fashion, and music packaging. Brett and Bryan aim to work on design projects with a deeper purpose. Brett grew up enjoying vegetables from her father’s garden, and learning to cook from her mother. Brett and Bryan have a strong belief in the nurturing power of food, and are thrilled that their paths led them to work with Adopt-a-Farmbox.

 

Rian Rooney

Rian Rooney is an undergraduate architecture major at Columbia University. He is interested in green building and design. Last summer Rian spent his time in Austin, TX teaching math and art to middle school students. Although he is not a great chef, Rian loves food and is excited to be working for Adopt-a-Farmbox.

Outdoors Alliance for Kids

19 September 2019

  • RELEASE: Outdoors Alliance for Kids and Scholastic Announce All Kids Outdoors Essay Contest Winners
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:April Thomas206.321.3850, april.thomas@sierraclub.org Outdoors Alliance for Kids and Scholastic Announce All Kids Outdoors Essay Contest WinnersNearly 2,000 Kids Nationwide Submitted Entries Washington, D.C., (May 23, 2019) — The Outdoors Alliance for Kids and Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, are proud to announce the winners of the All Kids […]
  • Youth Voices: The Outdoors And People
    Sweepstakes WinnerEmmanuel O., 5th Grade, Falls Church, VA All Kids Outdoors Scholastic-OAK Youth Essay ContestYouth Voices Blog Series The Outdoors And People The great outdoor spaces, aren’t they beautiful? An outdoor space is any place outside a living space where people can interact, play, and relax. This includes the backyards of homes, playgrounds for kids, sidewalks, […]
  • Youth Voices: The Importance of Outdoors
    Honorable Mention by  Indi M., 5th Grade, McLean, VA All Kids Outdoors Scholastic-OAK Youth Essay ContestYouth Voices Blog Series The Importance of Outdoors Children’s outdoor play is rapidly diminishing, we are focusing more on sedentary lifestyles. No one can deny our simple interest with electronics now in the modern era. The outdoors are the original foundation […]
  • Youth Voices: The Great Outdoors
    Honorable MentionKatie B., 6th Grade, Ellisville, MO All Kids Outdoors Scholastic-OAK Youth Essay ContestYouth Voices Blog Series The Great Outdoors Swinging, sliding, and climbing at parks are only for fun, right? Not true! Parks and outdoor spaces are not only for fun, but are actually necessary for the world. Parks and outdoor spaces improve our health, […]
  • Youth Voices: How Nature Improves the Brain
    Grand Prize Winning Essayby Violet M., 4th Grade, Kalispell, MTAll Kids Outdoors Scholastic-OAK Youth Essay ContestYouth Voices Blog Series How Nature Improves the Brain American marine biologist Rachel Carson remarked in Silent Spring, “There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after […]

Ecology Center

19 September 2019

  • Vessel Reusable Cup Service Launches
    We’re excited to launch the Vessel Reusable Cup Pilot this Wednesday, September 18, 2019. A First for Berkeley and for California, this pilot leads the way in replacing single-use disposable cups with a reusable, thermal, stainless steel alternative. It is… Read more »
  • Salsa Festival: Celebrating A Rich Culture
    True to the nature of the Bay Area, the Berkeley Farmers’ Market 2019 Salsa Festival was a celebration of the rich cultural diversity that thrives here and our community’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Locals and Salsa enthusiasts from all over… Read more »
  • Announcing Berkeley’s first Reusable Cup Program
    Meet Vessel! The Ecology Center is pleased to announce the launch of Berkeley’s first Reusable Cup service. The pilot program will launch in mid-September at select food businesses on the UC Berkeley campus and in the Telegraph Avenue area in… Read more »
  • Taking Pride in Peaches: Perspective from a Queer Farmer in the Capay Valley
    Farmers’ Markets are made possible through the efforts of a diverse community of people who come together around an appreciation for wholesome food, locally grown and delivered with the well-being of customers in mind.  Joanna Normoyle of Guru Ram Das… Read more »
  • Berkeley on the Path to Zero Waste Dining!
    Last month, Berkeley City Council unanimously passed the Disposable-Free Dining Ordinance, a groundbreaking and expansive plan for phasing out single-use plastic foodware from Berkeley restaurants and businesses. The ordinance, the first of its kind in the U.S. to comprehensively address… Read more »

David Suzuki Foundation

19 September 2019

Cornwall Alliance

19 September 2019

  • The Myth That the Polar Bear Population Is Declining
    Many of us watched the viral video in horror. A starving polar bear scavenging for food on barren land, his ribs visible beneath a jaundiced white coat. “This is what climate change looks like,” said National Geographic. The magazine explained that because of melting sea ice, precipitated by climate change, more of these mammals are starving. They pointed […]
  • World owes thanks to American oil production in wake of attacks on Saudi Arabia
    In the wake of drone attacks over the weekend on two of Saudi Arabia’s top oil processing facilities, oil prices shot up worldwide, causing stock prices to fall. MarketWatch reported, “The attacks are believed to be part of a continuing conflict between Yemen’s Houthi rebels and Saudi Arabia,” but many experts think Iran is likely […]
  • “Fact checkers” who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones
    Suppose I told you that Santa Claus lived in Santa Barbara. Now suppose you reported in an article that I told you Santa Claus lived in Santa Barbara. Now suppose some “fact checker” slammed you for falsely saying Santa Claus lived in Santa Barbara. Would the “fact checker” be right? Obviously not. Because you accurately […]
  • How well do climate models simulate global temperature?
    Earlier today I blogged on an article at Daily Caller about Dr. William Happer’s resignation from the National Security Council. I pointed out that climate models simulate much more warming than actually observed over the relevant period. Someone responded, “Complete and utter bull^*@%. The modeling is accurate.” Ignore the vulgarity’s telltale sign that this wasn’t […]
  • Daily Caller toes climate alarmist line on Happer resignation
    The resignation of Dr. Will Happer, Emeritus Professor of Physics at Princeton and one of America’s finest physicists, from the National Security Council (NSC) is an important event. It is a sign of just how difficult it is to overcome the “deep state’s” stranglehold on government policy, despite the fact that President Donald Trump is […]
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