Mississippi Gulf Coast Advances Sustainability Plan
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Sustainable Communities Initiative is already bringing about great changes to help business and institutions on the coast operate more sustainably! The food systems team just published an article in BioCycle Magazine about the positive outcomes already developing from their work.
Integrating food systems into Gulf Coast sustainability plan was a novel idea because food was not a topic high up in the minds of the region’s leaders. Not only did the food systems team look at where our food comes from, who buys it, and who eats it – but also what happens to the food waste. In partnership with the food system subcommittee, a group of stakeholders from across the three coastal counties, the team developed recommendations for producing more sustainable, local food products and reducing food waste through re-use and composting.
This work will be presented at the 26th Annual BioCycle West Coast Conference 2012 in Portland, Oregon in April.
To link to the full article and learn more, click here.