A lot in Common: Tony Sutton BDN News & Recent Special Issue of MPR
Tony Sutton, a masters student working on community-based research with the Aroostook Band of Micmacs as part of Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative was recently cited by the Bangor Daily News for his involvement with the Micmac farmers market Saturday, July 23, 2011.
Maine’s Sustainability Solutions integrates collaboration between multiple UMaine units. In this case Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative integrates several important UMaine entities including students, professors, academics and policy makers. Tony has worked closely with Dr. Laura Lindenfeld of both the UMaine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and Department of Communication and Journalism under the auspices of Maine’s Sustainability Solutions.
Tony Sutton also recently attended the 11th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE), in Elpaso Texas, which is very fitting given his involvement in this important work. The COCE‘s theme speaks to broader interpretations of environmental justice and environmental communication in international contexts as well general themes related to environmental communication to maximize participation from Environmental Communication scholars, students, and practitioners from various countries and locations.
The Micmac farmers market is aimed at encouraging natives and non-natives alike to look back to their roots, and rich local food growing heritage. This is a timely news event given the most recent publication of the Maine Policy Review on July 21, 2011. Volume 20, number 1, is a special issue on food. This special issue “[reminds us] how a focus on food and the food system touches on almost everything important in our lives and in both the state and national economy—ranging from health, food insecurity, and food safety to energy and resources, the environment, business, and the workforce. These topics and many more are covered in this issue, along with interesting case studies of new food-related businesses, local and regional community endeavors, and private philanthropic activities around food and the food system” (Ann Acheson, Editor).
More directly, a particular article in this issue is also related to the Micmac food growing heritage. To read more please download the article below.
Micmac Farms: From Community Garden
to Four-Season Farm and Retail Outlet