From conservation to regenerative agriculture, we’re building resources that reflect a variety of perspectives on the sustainable and equitable use of land, water, and other environmental resources.
Regenerative agriculture is an increasingly used term to describe farming – think “organic” or “sustainable” as other categories in the same family. It is meant to convey a holistic approach to agriculture that puts the health of ecosystems as well as human communities next to crop production value.
As part of our Beyond the Buzzwords initiative with Tsai CITY, Managing Director at Yale Carbon Containment Lab Justin Freiberg (MESc '10) helps explain this term.
Each academic year, a cohort of professionals across different industries devote time to meet with students and discuss anything from industry trends to career advice to coursework support. Each Mentor meets one-on-one with students throughout the year.
This year we have several alumni with experience in different aspects of sustainable land use. Reach out and connect with them!
“Food Desert” is a commonly used but inadequate term coined by researchers to define areas where people have low incomes and low physical access to supermarkets. The term "Food Apartheid" more accurately describes the racist and oppressive systems that create inequitable food environments.
As part of our Beyond the Buzzwords initiative with Tsai CITY, Food Systems and Equity Consultant and CBEY Resident Fellow Tagan Engel helps explain this term.
Have a read and let us know if you feel we are missing anything!
Also, watch this video from Malik Yakini, Executive Director at the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, where he discusses food deserts, food apartheid, and food access.