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Walk for an Organic Planet Begins Oct. 1

Oct 01, 2014 08:51AM
On Oct. 1, Rodale Institute Executive Director “Coach” Mark Smallwood will begin walking a 162-mile journey-from the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C. to hand deliver his research on how organic farming can reverse climate change. He will deliver a white paper entitled “Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change: A Down-to-Earth Solution to Global Warming” to the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Local media coverage is being planned for several stops along the route, so please follow the walk as it progresses from Oct. 1 through 17 on Twitter, Facebook and the Rodale Institute website, as well as, by tracking local stories captured by the media along his route to the Nation’s Capital.

The Walk for an Organic Planet was created to attract widespread public attention to the benefits of regenerative, organic agriculture and to encourage Congress to create legislation that helps farmers transition to organic and supports existing organic farmers. Smallwood says,” We are now in the dire situation of needing a cure, a reversal. We know that correcting agriculture is an answer to climate chaos, and that it hinges on human behavior. The massive awakening itself is the cure. The future is underfoot. It’s all about healthy soil.” Information about this research and the white paper itself may be found at

For more details about the Walk for an Organic Planet, contact [email protected].

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