Real Food Media Contest

Short Films. Big Ideas. Real Food Media Project is seeking captivating short films about food, farming, and sustainability. Deadline for submissions is February 3rd.
Take Action: Submit your own movie - Spark action. Inspire Change.

Social Media

Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have shown how valuable they are for sustainable food, water and energy advocates. Check out GRACE's social sites - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube - and find out how to best put social media to work for you.

Harnessing Social Media

Here are some basics on how social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have shown how valuable they are for sustainable food enthusiasts, advocates and producers alike on how to best put them to work for you.

Meatless Monday for the Media: Tools and Resources for Media

Media attention can be all it takes to turn your local campaign into a keystone of the worldwide movement. Use this media kit to get the notoriety that your event and organizational efforts deserve. Find helpful hints on working with reporters, planning a successful interview and writing a compelling press release. Use in conjunction with the Meatless Monday general starter kit and there's no telling how far your campaign will take you!

Testing for Ag Runoff in the Missouri River

The US is the world's largest producer of corn - that's one of America's success stories - but all of that productivity can harm the environment. Water treatment plants spend millions each year to remove farm chemicals from drinking water supplies. This is how scientists check the water for signs of chemicals. [Harvest Public Media]

'Pink Slime' Is Making a Comeback. Do You Have a Beef with That?

Rising prices have made 'pink slime' a little more appealing to consumers and food processors, including the makers of lasagna and pasta sauce. Following the 2012 media scare over what the industry calls 'finely textured meat,' lean beef trimmings treated with citric acid to kill bacteria, some supermarkets are not planning to buy the cheaper meat products. [NPR]

The Solar Road Not Yet Taken

With a powerful vision, Solar Roadways aims to vastly improve the nation's highways, use solar energy technology to power the country and provide LED lighting and computing to make driving safer. With the help of a clever video and social media they are creating a viral sensation with a IndieGoGo campaign to help make their vision a reality.

Idaho Asks Judge to Toss 'Ag 'Gag' Challenge from Animal and Civil Rights Activists

A new law criminalizing unauthorized filming at agricultural facilities in Idaho was met with a lawsuit by animal rights activists and media organizations calling on the US District judge to strike the law down. Now, Idaho's governor has requested the lawsuit be dropped, claiming the coalition has no standing, even though the law stifles whistleblowing and protects animal abusers.

How San Francisco Used Poop Jokes To Save Its Sewer System

San Francisco's Public Utilities Commission was flailing and failing when it came to the promotion of necessary repairs to the city's decrepit sewer system. People perked up when a funny and slightly off-color media campaign went viral and got denizens to "give a crap" about maintaining a durable and effective wastewater system. [Fast Company]

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