MAKING IT HAPPEN:
THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS
Learning Journeys: April 8-9, 2013
Meeting: April 9-11, 2013
In early April over 150 sustainability practitioners gathered in Annapolis, Maryland, across the street from one of the first capital buildings of the United States, where both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson made historic decisions. This April the discussions were about the ‘nuts and bolts’ of sustainable sourcing and how to integrate landscape scale measurement with field and farm measurement. Both those discussions led to project design sessions to support change on the ground.
One participant wrote after the meeting,
“The combination of the Sustainable Food Lab’s annual summit and SAI Platform’s annual General Assembly made it a ‘not to miss’ meeting for sustainable agriculture, and therefore an incredibly useful opportunity to meet with peers. There is a real need for business and other members of these groups to work out how to get the best collaboration on an ongoing basis, playing to strengths of different organizations.”
For two days prior to the formal sessions, a third of those attending the meeting traveled in small groups around the region on Learning Journeys. One person commented,
"The Learning Journey was fascinating and mind-expanding—the farm visits and the conversations. We look forward to being part of the solution-focused safe space that you have so carefully built to help meet the most important challenge of our generation."
Reports of the SAI Platform General Assembly will be sent separately to the SAI members.
With Thanks to the Summit Sponsors
The Sustainable Food Lab Leadership Summit is a carbon-neutral event, made possible by sponsorship by Soil & More. The offsets are generated through reclaimation of desert lands. The credits originate from the agricultural sector and are independently verified through TUEV-Nord Cert Germany, which is a certification body accredited to the the UNFCC for emission reduction projects.