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Red Clay Conference: Making a Sustainable Lifestyle Accessible to All: February 26, 2016

This guide provides materials relevant to the Environmental Law Association's 2016 Conference on access to a sustainable lifestyle. The conference's focus is on solar power in the Southeast, flood insurance and Farm-to-School programs.

Legislative Bodies, Government Agencies and Other Organizations

United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

Federal Emergency Management Agency

United States Department of Agriculture

United States Department of Energy

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Army Corps of Engineers

Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy
at Tulane University

National Farm to School Network
This advocacy group provides vision, leadership and support at the state, regional and national levels to connect and expand the farm to school movement.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)
This advocacy group "leverages the power of DC-based advocacy, public education, and grassroots voices nationwide to advance policies for a more sustainable farm and food system."

Solar Energy Industries Association
National Solar Energy trade association
 

 

Selected Legislative and Regulatory Materials

Energy Publications and Legislative Updates
The National Conference of State Legislatures tracks energy trends in state legislation including energy efficiency, energy security and fossil energy.

Flood Insurance Laws
compiled by FEMA

Georgia's "Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act of 2015"
codified at O.C.G.A. 46-3-1 (4)

Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016
This bipartisan bill unanimously passed by the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on January 20, 2016, is seen as providing strong support for a Farm-to-School grant program.

Benefits of Farm-to-School Projects: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for School Children
Field Hearing before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, May 15, 2009

Current Awareness and Other Resources

Green Building Law blog
Attorney Shari Shapiro digests legislation and research on green building law and explains its significance.

Legal Planet blog
A collaborative project by law professors at UC Berkeley and UCLA, this blog discusses regulatory actions and state and national legislation that affect water resource management, toxic waste disposal, renewable energy, air quality, land use, and more.

Renewable Energy World
Aggregates news stories, blog posts and conference/event notices about renewable energy.

Time and the River: Climate Change on the Louisiana Coast
 LSU Law Professor Edward P. Richards' blog on the Mississippi Delta and risks to the coast.

USDA Blog
Link is to posts tagged "Farm to Table" including this 1/12/16 post re Georgia School Gardens.

Food, Power, and Politics: The Story of School Lunch
Exhibit with resources from Richard B. Russell Library

Selected Books

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