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Art for a Cause: Help us grow an innovative local food platform

2:03 PM (detail) by Dustin Yellin

2:03 PM (detail) by Dustin Yellin

This month, we’re holding an art auction to support Sustainable America and our implementation of the Shared Earth land-matching website. Browse and bid on more than a dozen works from cutting-edge contemporary artists.

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Desperately Seeking (Black-Eyed) Susan

Gardeners plant a garden on land they found through Shared Earth

Gardeners plant a garden on land they found through Shared Earth.

Did you know there are 10 million acres of front and back yards in America—enough to produce 43.5 million tons of food—but only 35 percent of U.S. households grew food in 2012? Growing where you are gives people the power to eat healthier and revitalize their communities, but many gardeners lack the land they need, and those with the land don’t always know what to do with it.

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By the Numbers

Currently 50 million households suffer from food insecurity, meaning that family members cannot always meet their basic food needs.

10 million people a year could be fed through the recovery of just one-fifth of food waste.

Only 2% of food waste is composted or otherwise recycled—62% of paper is recycled.

Consumers throw out about 40% of the fresh and frozen fish they buy.

The U.S. produced 208 pounds of meat per person in 2009—60% more than Europe.

Low income commuters spend a much higher proportion of their wages on gas—8.6% versus 2.1% at $4 per gallon.

Food prices rose 35-40 percentage points between 2002–2008.

Americans consume 25% of the world’s produced oil, but our nation holds less than 3% of the world’s proven oil reserves.

The International Energy Agency says greenhouse gas emissions rose 3.2% last year, with a 9.3% increase in China offsetting declines in the US and EU.


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