This is our second and final year in the GreenFaith Certification Program. We are so proud of our accomplishments! TSTI is entering into an exciting new area and the TSTI Green Team will be focusing on two International Environmental Justice Issues. This post will focus on the first issue as we align with an international organization called Oxfam.
Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 90 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice. We are one of the 15 affiliates in the international confederation, Oxfam.
Their vision: A just world without poverty.
Their mission: To create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice.
Our world produces enough food for all of us. But one in seven people still goes hungry.
Hunger is about power. Its roots lie in inequalities in access to resources and opportunities. And right now, we’ve reached a turning point. We can support farmer-led solutions to hunger, like a more efficient rice-growing technique in Vietnam. We can urge companies and governments to make smarter investments in agriculture and climate preparedness. And we can educate others so that they, too, are inspired to take action
In September, the TSTI Green team will be circulating a petition for the Oxfam GROW Campaign . The premise of this campaign is that our food system is broken…but not beyond repair. Oxfam is launching a major effort to take on the policies and corporations that control how much food gets produced, where it goes, who eats and who doesn’t—and we need your help. More info can be found here : http://www.oxfamamerica.org/files/oxfam-grow-factsheet.pdf) .