Issues: Environment & Climate

California’s rich and diverse soils, vast farm and ranch lands, climate, air, water, and native species must be protected and in many cases restored so that future generations can enjoy the same quality of life that we have. ROC believes that among several other key dynamics, the food system will not be sustainable until agriculture greatly reduce and/or eliminates its huge impacts on climate, air and water pollution. Roots of Change joins with farmers and ranchers, nonprofit organizations, public officials, entrepreneurs, and concerned citizens to ensure that stewardship incentives exist, that vital environmental research is funded, and that the knowledge gained is shared.

Learn more about how how agriculture can be a powerful tool to fight climate change and reduce nitrogen pollution, click here.

Check out our forum page on the environment & climate.

The movement for healthy food and agriculture began and has grown largely as a result of non-profit organizations. The non-profits we have highlighted here reflect the breadth of issues covered by the movement.

Roots of Change believes that abundant, safe, healthy, fresh, and affordable food is a foundation for a positive future for all Californians. In a market-based economy, powerful solutions must come from entrepreneurs who apply sustainable principles and practices in their businesses.

Roots of Change is working together with California’s farmers and ranchers to ensure that every aspect of our food—from the time it’s grown to the time it’s eaten—is healthy, safe, profitable, and fair for those who grow it and for the state where it’s grown.