Spreading the Green Gospel
Earlier this month, members of the Green For All Fellowship program wowed a standing-room only crowd at the 2011 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference in Washington DC. One of those fellows, Zoe Hollomon, from the Massachusetts Avenue Project, spoke movingly about her efforts to bring affordable, nutritious food to Buffalo.
It was an important presentation, especially in light of the food crisis developing around the world. As The Economist and others have highlighted, prices have skyrocketed, causing havoc in markets and countries across the globe. Here at home, food prices will jump between 3% and 4% this year according to the U.S. Agriculture Department’s forecast.
These developments have a devastating impact, particularly on low-income communities. Parents, who are already struggling,