Winston-Salem, North Carolina Solution: Regenerative agriculture is connecting the dots between economic and environmental resilience. Under the Renew Forsyth movement, communities in Winston-Salem, North Carolina have formed a food innovation district that integrates regenerative agriculture and bionutrient food into the local supply chain while increasing access to good jobs. The innovation district consists of three hubs: a farmer hub to grow bionutrient food, a food aggregation hub to distribute it to the community, and an entrepreneurship hub to support small businesses in selling their plant-based products. Renew Forsyth also partners with neighborhood associations, local schools, and organizations who work with formerly incarcerated individuals to offer a unique curriculum that supports community resilience through healthy food. By growing this interconnected web, Renew Forsyth is building a more equitable economy from the soil up. Category: Green Entrepreneurship, Climate Resilience, Sustainable Agriculture Visit The Partner Page to learn more about this event.
Oakland, California Solution: Connecting small trucking businesses with the information and financing they need to equitably transition to electric trucks Category: Clean Transportation Solution Event
Environmental justice, environmental, clean transportation, and social justice organizations are coming together to host an electric trucks fair in West Oakland. The Oakland Electric Trucks Fair will center on the voices and needs of small trucking businesses and highlight the benefits of zero-emissions trucks for clean air, fuel cost savings, good jobs, and the environment. Independent truckers and small fleet owners will have the opportunity to see electric truck models in person, learn about financing options and available grant programs, and connect with manufacturers, utilities, and decision-makers. Coming in Spring 2022. Visit The Partner Page to learn more about this event.