The environmental costs incurred through modern, chemical-intensive farming are no longer acceptable. Rampant pesticide use, soil depletion and genetic homogenization of crops threaten the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land we and others depend on for food and habitat. Organic, sustainable agriculture is a realistic and necessary alternative to those practices. The following groups are leading the fight, either through example or through education, to replace the self-defeating cycle of destructive agriculture with the natural and nurturing techniques of sustainable farming.
Grants given to groups in this category totaled $107,500.
Cnr Roberts and Stewart Street
Brunswick East, 3057 Australia
CERES works to address the causes of climate change, promote social well-being and build local and global equity through its urban farm and community food system, educational programs and green technology programs at its environmental park in Melbourne.
Rue de la pepinere 1, 5th Floor
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
PAN Europe seeks to eliminate dependency on chemical pesticides and support safe, sustainable pest control through research, educational and grassroots programs that engage the government, NGOs, farmers, scientists, academics, retailers, trade unions and the public.
180 Metcalfe Street, Suite 206
Ottawa, Ontario K2P iP5 Canada
The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network counters genetic engineering in agriculture and promotes food sovereignty and democratic decision-making to protect the environment, health, food and livelihoods of people in Canada and around the world.
90 Croatia Street
Toronto, Ontario M6H1K9 Canada
FoodShare Toronto partners with community leaders, organizations and schools to increase access to and knowledge of sustainably produced, healthy food, particularly in under-served communities.
Interested in finding out more about environmental actions in your area, volunteering your time or donating money? Search our enviro grants recipients database for groups working in your neck of the woods.