From the classroom to the farm to the boardroom, women in agriculture are helping to pave the way for a better future. As leaders, it is our responsibility to make sure the next generation of women are educated, encouraged and empowered to take on the challenges of meeting the world’s growing food, fuel and fiber needs. To celebrate and honor the contributions of women in agriculture, USDA is releasing a series of state-by-state infographics detailing the impact women have on agriculture in each state and across the country. Be sure to share these infographics on social media or print them to help tell the story of women in ag in your state!
Georgia's Clean Air Force, a partnership with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, reminds motorists of easy tips for saving time and money on their commute, while contributing to cleaner air in the Atlantametro region.
"Parents who drive children to and from school and commuters who don't have children are impacted by the changes in traffic whenever a new school year begins. Fortunately, there are ways that motorists can save time and money, while also curbing the impact that their driving habits have on the environment," said Pamela T. Earl, Environmental Protection Division.
Poll Reveals Resource Scarcity Impacts Consumer Behaviors
Despite the staggering rate of global natural resource consumption, resource constraints are still not a top of mind issue for Americans. However when knowledge and information is shared around resource scarcity, consumer attitudes, actions and perceptions shift, according to a new snapshot survey from Tetra Pak Inc. undertaken with international sustainability think tank Global Footprint Network.
Environmental and Health Leaders Show Support for Historic Inclusion of Sustainability Language in 2015 Dietary Guidelines
Environmental and Public Health Leaders Reach Consensus On Recommendations Addressing "Environmental Impact" of Current U.S. Diet
In a show of force, more than one hundred signatories from the nation's leading environmental organizations and thought leaders are publicly supporting the recommendations of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC). Three ads in major daily newspapers feature an open letter urging Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to adopt the DGAC's scientific recommendations on sustainability.