A Glimpse Into Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley

Last month I attended Unleash, a global innovation lab in Shenzhen, China. The purpose was to create solutions related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Overall it was an incredible experience. Shenzhen is the home to startups in China and is one of the largest economic hubs in the world. For context, Unleash is an … More A Glimpse Into Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley

Spain’s Powerful Approach to Strengthening Agricultural Communities

Agriculture is a critical social, economic and environmental industry to many countries around the world. Agricultural land use and management directly impacts the local environment. These outcomes can mean the difference between striving or struggling local economies.  Spain has the second largest landmass in Europe dedicated to agriculture. They produce the highest amount of olives … More Spain’s Powerful Approach to Strengthening Agricultural Communities

Two Easy Ways To Reduce Single Use Plastic When Buying Lunch

You wouldn’t want to be single use plastic right now, it may just be the most hated object on the planet. Once it was hailed as the queen of convenience, enabling us to consume on the move, but its fall from grace now has us acting like it is the plague. Reality is though, plastic … More Two Easy Ways To Reduce Single Use Plastic When Buying Lunch

Baltimore Is Focusing On Food To Transform Cities For The Future

Food is the underlying lifeblood of our communities. It connects us to each other, sustains us and helps us understand more about the natural environment. Regular access to quality, healthy food directly impacts the quality of life and environment. However, there are many cities around the world who do not have systems and policies in … More Baltimore Is Focusing On Food To Transform Cities For The Future

Reflections From The 2019 Urban Food Policy Conference

How often do we stop to think about the importance of food in our lives? Having access to healthy, cheap and quality food is fundamental to our overall health and wellbeing. However for billions of people around the world, their cities are not set up for this. I was recently at the Milan Urban Food … More Reflections From The 2019 Urban Food Policy Conference

The Sweetest Social Enterprise In Azerbaijan

My time in Azerbaijan has been a surprise. The buildings, culture, food and people have exceeded all expectations. However, I was not expecting to meet a 22 year social entrepreneur with bold, impactful plans!  I had the opportunity to meet Sara Rajabli, a 22 year old social entrepreneur in Baku, Azerbaijan. Her experience is incredibly … More The Sweetest Social Enterprise In Azerbaijan

Food Waste: A Global and Local Perspective

After an intense food waste moment in the Balkans I decided to research which countries are managing their food waste effectively. In Bosnia and Herzegovina I stayed at a rafting camp that was known for its delicious, traditional food. Our meals were indeed delicious however the portions were incredibly huge. Their standard meals for 1 … More Food Waste: A Global and Local Perspective

The Global Pact Saving Our Urban Food System

Today, just over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. According to the United Nations, by 2050 this is expected to grow to almost 70 percent with an additional 2.4 billion urban dwellers worldwide. Currently, global cities account for 3 percent of land mass but are responsible for the majority of resource consumption … More The Global Pact Saving Our Urban Food System