This week we're really focusing on the third pillar of our mission: Grow Community. COVID has made community building much tougher than it's been in the past, but it doesn't make it any less important, which is why we're doubling down on our commitment to provide more opportunities for our Growers to network, get to know each other, and spark some creative inspiration.
On Tuesday, we're hosting our kick-off call with the Atlanta Metro chapter of the #GreenHive, which is the perfect chance for you and your eco-conscious teen to learn how you can get involved and start reshaping your community.
Then on Thursday we're having a special open enrollment Grow, Don't Mow event for landscapers. In this free hour long course, we'll be dropping some knowledge about marketing and managing your landscaping business, and following up with a Q&A about the brass tacks of running a business.
This is just the beginning. We're going to be hosting more of these types of events every week, so if there's a topic you'd like to see discussed, feel free to reach out to us and let us know.
Now, here are this week's links!
* "Should we rethink conservation in the light of the climate emergency?" Conservation Seminar 10th February 2021: Conservation in the Climate Emergency.
* Historically, nationally, systemic racial inequities plague America’s Black farmers—leaving plenty of room to create more opportunities for them to grow. The Inequities of Farming.
* "'At the start of a decade of global climate action, it is compelling that Europe has reached this green power tipping point,' said Dave Jones, an electricity analyst at Ember and the lead author of the report. 'Rapid growth in wind and solar has forced coal into decline, but this is just the beginning.'" Renewables Beat Fossil Fuels in EU for First Time Last Year.
* "President Joe Biden recently signed an executive order to create a Civilian Climate Corps. The initiative, he wrote, will provide 'good jobs' for young people and train them for environmentally friendly careers, putting them to work restoring public lands and waters, planting trees, improving access to parks, and of course, tackling climate change." Biden’s Civilian Climate Corps comes straight out of the New Deal.