Opportunities

Save the date for the 2017 Just Food Conference

Sunday, March 12th and Monday, March 13th at Teachers College, Columbia University. This year’s theme is “A Call to Collaboration,” and we couldn’t be more thrilled to present this year’s conference in partnership with the Tisch Food Center and Farm School NYC.

Our request for workshop proposals https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxunx9PtbZUlDGrmw6EjXFCnI2IETxer7iTninkus__79Tpw/viewform is open now through January 16th – click here to submit a proposal for a workshop (90-minutes) or campaign action session (45-minutes, focused on a current campaign and action opportunity). Before submitting a proposal, please refer to the following Just Food Conference objectives:
Highlight community-driven efforts to tackle racial and economic inequities our food system.

Feature diverse speakers who don’t often have a mainstream platform. Offer concrete tools, skills, and learning opportunities relevant to grassroots groups.Educate attendees about current strategies and opportunities to advocate for equitable food policy.

Tickets ($65/day), scholarship applications for reduced price tickets, volunteer opportunities,  and more details about this year’s programming will be live early in January. For questions, please contact Lorrie Clevenger at lorrie@justfood.org.

Executive Education Program includes a track in Sustainable Food Systems

A description of the program is provided below; spring semester classes start
January 17th. For additional information regarding the curriculum and
application process, please see the program website
(http://eices.columbia.edu/education-training/certificate/) or contact the
program at eices@columbia.edu.

The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) offers an
Executive Education Program in Environmental Sustainability and Conservation
that is geared towards professionals seeking an understanding of our natural
world and our changing environment.

The EICES Executive Education Program is structured to fit a busy schedule.
Evening classes meet once a week for five weeks and are held from 6 to 8 PM at
Columbia University or online via distance learning. Students may take
individual courses or pursue the full 12-course certificate, which can be
completed in as little as nine months.

Classes are taught by Columbia University professors, Earth Institute
researchers, and experienced sustainability professionals and researchers
from both the public and private sectors. Students pursuing certification of
their studies take five required classes in ecology, biodiversity and
conservation, evolution, environmental policy, and environmental economics.
Students choose their own electives or they may focus on the Sustainable Food
Systems track.

Distance learning courses are offered via our virtual classroom where students
listen to lectures, take part in discussions, and view presentations in real
time or as recordings. This program integrates web-based learning with direct
student-to-student and faculty-to-student communication.

Our courses are offered via rolling admissions and professionals from all
sectors may apply. As an EICES student you have full access to Columbia
University’s libraries and resources. Classes are non-credit bearing but
students receive a Certificate in Conservation and Environmental
Sustainability upon completion of the 12-course program.

Upcoming Spring 2017 Courses include:

Module 1: January – February
Environmental Markets: The Nexus of Business, Regulation, and Sustainability
(Begins Tuesday, Jan. 17)
Global Change (Begins Wednesday, Jan. 18)
Coffee from Seed to Cup: A Case Study in Agricultural Sustainability (Begins
Thursday, Jan. 19)

Module 2: February – March
Hacking the Meat System (Begins Tuesday, Feb. 21)
A More Resilient World (Begins Wednesday, Feb. 22)
Introduction to Evolution: From Darwin to DNA (Begins Thursday, Feb. 23)

Spring Break: March 15-19
Coral Reef Ecology: Bermuda, Field course in Bermuda (March 15-19, 2017)

Module 3: April – May
Introduction to Environmental Policy (Begins Monday, Apr. 10)
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature (Wednesday, Apr. 5)
Food Security and Sustainability (Begins Thursday, Apr. 6)

Module 4: May – June
Forest Management and Conservation, NYC-based field course (Begins Thursday,
May 11; not available via distance learning)
The Sustainability of Local Food Systems (Begins Tuesday, May 16)
Chemical Pollution in the Biosphere (Begins Wednesday, May 17)

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