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Cornucopia is Seeking an Executive Director

Jul 31 2019
The Cornucopia Institute is is seeking candidates for its Executive Director position.
Cornucopia acts as an organic industry watchdog protecting organics and alternative marketing mechanisms allowing farmers and consumers to connect. We seek to defend the integrity of the organic food label from governmental regulatory indifference as well as from agribusinesses profiteering from [continue reading]

How Committed Is Your State to Local Food?

Jun 18 2019
Supporting local farms not only supports your local economy, it also allows you to know how your food was produced.
Cornucopia encourages consumers to buy local and organic food whenever possible. Fresh food has a higher nutrient value, tastes better, and can be stored in the refrigerator longer. Our support of the best [continue reading]

Transportation Climate Initiative | Chesterfield | June 4

Jun 1 2019
For folks in the Hilltowns: “Please join the  Pioneer Valley Planning Commission  and the  Massachusetts Nature Conservancy  for a meal and a conversation about emerging transportation policies and their challenges and opportunities in rural Western Massachusetts.”
# TransportationClimateInitiative   # RuralTransportation
https://www.facebook.com/events/1310550505775782/
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Senator Ed Markey’s Green New Deal Town Hall | Northampton | March 24

Mar 21 2019
Senator Ed Markey’s Green New Deal Town Hall – Northampton Sunday, March 24, 6:00-7:30pm
Northampton High School, 380 Elm St, Northampton, MA
Facebook event details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1991481597812678/
In February, Senator Ed Markey and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the historic Green New Deal resolution, a bold set of goals that calls for [continue reading]

Education To Employment Program Closes Gaps In Many Ways

Jan 29 2019
Education to Employment Program Closes Gaps in Many Ways
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Looking Back & Thinking Ahead with the CHIP Network | Greenfield | January 29

Jan 25 2019
Looking Back & Thinking Ahead with the CHIP Network Tuesday, January 29, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Franklin Regional Council of Governments, 12 Olive St, Suite 2, Greenfield, MA
More details about CHIP and this event can be found here .
Facebook event info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/274645426560988/
Join the Franklin County/North [continue reading]

Amherst Boasts Some Positive Transitions

Jan 11 2019
Amherst Boasts Some Positive Transitions
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National Science Foundation Selects UMass Amherst As Innovation Corps Site

Oct 27 2018
“The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that it has selected UMass Amherst to be one of its national network of Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Sites. The program is intended to increase research commercialization and campus startups while enriching existing innovation infrastructure. Organizers hope to help new ventures bring economic development and jobs to the region.”
National Science Foundation [continue reading]

Pioneer Valley Public Hearing on Women’s Issues | Turners Falls | October 25

Oct 19 2018
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women will be holding a public hearing next Thursday at the Shea Theater Arts Center . This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard and to help shape public policy and programs.
Pioneer Valley Public Hearing on [continue reading]

Interview: American Farmland Trust

Oct 13 2018

http://www.buylocalfood.org/upload/news/2018/American.Farmland.Trust.10.8.2018.mp3
WRSI, October 8, 2018. Nathan L’Etoile of the American Farmland Trust (and Four Star Farms in Northfield) joins Monte and Phil to discuss how the federal Farm Bill is developed and what impacts it has [continue reading]

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