What better way to kick off the New Year than with inspirational interviews from experts on all things organic?
The Real Organic Symposium, hosted by our friends at the Real Organic Project, is your go-to virtual place to get inspired and to learn more about soil health, organic agriculture and climate change solutions that work.
Starting each Sunday in January 2021, the symposium will premiere interviews with more than 60 prominent organic farmers, scientists and climate activists. Here are some of the speakers who will be featured in the real-time gathering:
• Al Gore, former vice president, co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, and the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis
• Vandana Shiva, author, food sovereignty activist and founder of Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seed, the promotion of organic farming and fair trade.
• Paul Hawken, an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment.
• Bill McKibben, founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org and the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont.
• Allan Savory, regenerative solutions pioneer and co-founder of the Africa Centre for Holistic Management in Zimbabwe and the Savory Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
• Alice Waters, champion of local and sustainable agriculture, chef, author, food activist, and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California.
The Real Organic Project represents farmers who want to provide food the right way. That means no cutting corners with toxic pesticides. The certifying organization is dedicated to reclaiming the word “organic,” a word stolen by big lobbyists and big agricultural corporations.
All funds raised through the Real Organic Symposium will help further the organization’s work to offer its add-on to USDA organic certified farms at no cost.