The walk for an organic planet
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Organic farming can reserve climate change – and Rodale Institute has the data to prove it. On 1 October 2014, Rodale Institute Executive Director Coach Mark Smallwood will start his walk of 162 miles (260 km) - from the Rodale Institute to Washington D.C. - to hand-deliver the research Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change - A Down-to-Earth Solution to Global Warming to United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. (Picture by Reading Eagle: Mark Smallwood)
On the heels of the Climate March in New York City, this walk is the next step in bringing widespread public attention to the benefits of regenerative organic agriculture in reversing climate chaos. The institute will use this opportunity to encourage Congress to create legislation that helps farmers' transition to organic and supports existing organic farmers. A crowdrise campaign was launched for the walk, encouraging the public to donate US$ 1 per mile. More information is available here and here.