The Global Climate Refugee and Migration Crisis

Too often, climate change is associated with the direct effects of natural disasters. But the effects of a changing climate are disruptive in many other ways, such as public health and food systems. These disruptions have devastating effects on population centers. Today, I attended a webinar on the "Global Climate Refugee and Migration Crisis," which … Continue reading The Global Climate Refugee and Migration Crisis

Build Bridges Not Walls

Today, I attended another rally opposing the manufactured narrative of a "national emergency" in order to secure funding to build a border wall. This one, hosted by Somerville's Welcome Project, was in my neighborhood. Our Mayor spoke, as well as our state representatives, and our newly elected representative in Congress, Ayanna Pressley.

World Central Kitchen’s Plow to Plate in Puerto Rico

World Central Kitchen recently announced another $2 million commitment to run its "Plow to Plate" program in Puerto Rico, where I'm currently on vacation, through 2023. Plow to Plate supports smallholder farmers and businesses with grants, to increase food security and sustainability in Puerto Rico. It also runs an agro-tourism volunteer program to connect visitors with farmers and … Continue reading World Central Kitchen’s Plow to Plate in Puerto Rico