NEWS: Highlighting ALC Co-director Ernesto Méndez on multiple panels

NEWS: Highlighting ALC Co-director Ernesto Méndez on multiple panels

ALC Co-director Ernesto Méndez has participated on three virtual events in the past month, one based out of the University of Vermont as well as two hosted by other institutions. See below for ways to access recorded versions. We are grateful for the opportunity to join in on important conversations, about food systems, agroecology and climate change, which are being held during such a critical time.

The evolution of agroecology as a practice, a research discipline, and a social movement – The UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, Quarterly Lecture Series

On October 7, Ernesto Méndez joined five experts in agroecology in giving ‘lightning talks’ on their interpretation of the evolution of agroecology as a practice, research discipline, and social movement. Recording coming here soon.

An evening with Jonathan Safran FoerWe are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast – UVM Continuing and Distance Education, George D. Aiken Lecture Series 

On October 8, Ernesto Méndez interviewed author Jonathan Safran Foer about his book, We are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, and work surrounding climate change. The event was heavily attended.

Dismantling and Rebuilding the Food System after COVID-19: The 5Ds – The University of British Columbia Centre for Sustainable Food Systems

On September 18, Méndez joined four other experts in the field to discuss redistributive policy tools towards the “5D of Redistribution”: Decolonization, Decarbonization, Diversification, Democratization, and Decommodification. Watch the recording here.

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