Rural Climate Policy Priorities

The intent of this working document is to describe climate change concerns specific to rural communities in the United States and identify...

 

Member Highlight - Rural Action

As an organization based in Appalachia, what are some of the unique climate challenges your organization and...
 

A More Inclusive Place For All

The past few months have been as much about looking ahead as they have been about coping with life in post-election America, a...

 

Rural Climate Dialogues State Convening Final Report

Building on previous citizen-driven rural...

RCN Member Map

MANCHIN, KAINE, WARNER, BROWN, CASEY INTRODUCE RECLAIM ACT

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Mark Warner (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the RECLAIM Act last week. This legislation will provide funds to states and Indian tribes for the purpose of promoting economic revitalization, diversification, and development in economically distressed communities through the reclamation and restoration of land and water resources adversely affected by coal mining.

“This legislation will help the many mining communities throughout West Virginia and the... read more

Flickr: Greg Goebel

Wildfires in Tennessee have now killed three people and injured 14 others, and caused untold damage to wildlife and natural resources. As the fires continue to rage out of control, they’re raising questions about whether we’re doing enough to prepare for worsening wildfires in a warming world.

“Over 150 structures in the county have been damaged or destroyed. 70 homes in Wears... read more

Via Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Nov. 2016)
Your Local Foodshed

We suggest you think of your local foodshed as 1) the area that you should look to first for your food and 2) the area you should feel most responsible for in terms of its overall health and ability to maintain sustainable food production.

Beyond Resilience

In order to maintain and increase our level of local food production, we need to ensure that our foodsheds are not only resilient to disruptions caused by climate change, but well-adapted to remain productive in a new and changing climate.

Mitigation is the Most Important Adaptation

Just as important, or actually more... read more

Local food is a powerful tool for improving health, local economies, social justice, and the environment—especially climate.  It is one of the most positive, effective, and enjoyable ways of addressing climate change, and can readily engage all people in your community in this effort.

What Can You Do?

Reduce greenhouse gases by eating more sustainably:
  • Eat local and choose from farmers using organic practices, building soil, using energy and water wisely, & restoring biodiversity.
  • Eat foods in... read more

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