Chapter 13

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Web Resources

  • Apollo Alliance— This organization is working with cities across the United States to develop a more sustainable future. The alliance involves labor, envi­ronmental, and community groups in an effort to build a clean energy revolution.
  • Community Food Enterprise— This is an excellent source for examining innovative community food enterprises. The website is supported by the Wallace Center of Winrock International.
  • Community Renewable Energy (Ltd) (CORE)— This organization is a social enterprise that focuses on helping communities develop systems that provide more sustainable energy futures.
  • Detroit Black Community Food Security network— This organization’s mission is to build self-reliance, food security, and food justice in Detroit’s Black community by influencing public policy, engaging in urban agriculture, promoting healthy eating, encouraging cooperative buying, and directing youth toward careers in food-related fields.
  • Food Access Research Atlas (Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture)— This inter­esting website provides data (at the census tract level) on food access in most localities through­out the United States.
  • Food Environment Atlas— This website provides a spatial view of a community’s ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so.
  • Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture— files/food/food.htm. The Leopold Center is a key resource for sustainable agriculture and food system research.
  • Local Energy— This nonprofit organization has numerous programs that help communities develop local, renewable energy sources. The website contains resources for local communities interested in these topics.
  • Slow Food USA— This website provides information on several pro­grams that connect the food system to local communities and the environment. It includes information on food policy, sustainability, and various local food systems.
  • State and Local Energy Efficiency Programs— This website includes a directory of various local, state, and regional programs to help businesses, consumers, and communities become more energy efficient.
  • USDA Official Farmers Market Directory— The USDA website provides basic information on farmers markets, as well as a directory of the more than 4,800 farmers markets in the United States.