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How regenerative agriculture could sustain humanity — and Earth (mic.com)

No matter where you are in the world, one thing ties people together: We all gotta eat. But the ways people go about producing food can have disastrous consequences for the environment. With climate change already breathing down our necks, many are now pointing to sustainable methods of farming like regenerative agriculture as a blueprint for the future. Modern agriculture has led to a number of issues worldwide. For example, monoculture farming — where you use a single plot of land to just...

Register Now for March 25 Webinar on the new ITRC Mental Wellness and Resilience Policy

The next free 1 hr. webinar on the new ITRC Mental Wellness and Resilience Policy is in less than 2 weeks: on Thursday , March 25 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm Pacific Time (3:00-4:00 pm Eastern Time--US & Canada) (Note: this webinar was originally scheduled for March 18). To Register for the Webinar go to the ITRC Website: http://www.theresourceinnovationgroup.org/ Why the Urgent Need for a New Approach to Foster Mental Wellness and Resilience? The skyrocketing mental health and psychosocial...

New Report — Socially Connected Communities [healthyplacesbydesign.org]

From Healthy Places by Design, March 2021 NEW REPORT Socially Connected Communities Solutions for Social Isolation In recent decades, people in the United States and around the world have experienced soaring rates of social isolation, with profound impacts on community health and well-being. Healthy Places by Design, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has released a new report that reframes the conversation about isolation and outlines five recommendations for creating...

Civil engineers find link between hospitals and schools key to community resilience [sciencedaily.com]

From Colorado State University, Science Daily, February 5, 2021 New research from the Colorado State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, published in Nature Scientific Reports , has found hospitals and schools are interdependent, suggesting their collective recovery must be considered in order to restore a community in the wake of disaster. Because hospitals and schools are so integral to a community's well-being, Associate Professor Hussam Mahmoud and Ph.D.

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