Citizen Action Group Updates

Honoring the Future Smart Art

Upcoming Events: April-May 2014

Honoring the Future
Boston College Arts Festival
“Climate SmART” Panel and Discussion
Thursday, April 24th, 6:30-8:30pm
Boston College, Devlin Hall
As part of the Boston College Arts Festival, Honoring the Future will host an Artist Panel and Discussion to introduce audiences to the extensive body of contemporary art that artists are producing in response to climate change.  The lectures will encourage audiences to consider how they can contribute to building prepared, resilient, “climate smart” communities through simple lifestyle choices such as rainwater collection and management, tree planting and preservation, and urban gardening and food production. Honoring the Future plans to take their “Climate SmART” lecture series across America and work with education institutions to develop curricula that introduce an art-based approach to climate science. For more information, email inquiries to

Lewisboro Land Trust
“Sensing Wild Lewisboro”
Sunday, April 6th, 9:30-noon
Onatru Farm
This guided children’s hike will focus on increasing each child’s awareness of nature through activities that encourage the use of each of the five senses. Space is limited. Sign up through the Town of Lewisboro Parks and Recreation Department here. For more information, email:

BioMimicry NYC
Biomimicry Workshop for K-12 Educators
Monday, June 30th to Thursday, July 3rd
In partnership with the BOCES Center for Environmental education, BioMimicry NYC will hold a four-day workshop for educators at the Omega Center in Rhinebeck, NY on the design and production of materials, structures, and systems that are modeled on biological entities and processes.  For information, contact  Adiel Gavish.

2014 Just Food Conference
Saturday and Sunday April 5th and 6th
Columbia University: Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy
Just Food serves communities throughout New York by forging partnerships between local farms, neighborhood groups, and consumers, and by providing urban communities with a framework for growing, and knowing, healthy food. The conference will provide attendees with opportunities to learn about national farm and food issues, CSA trends, and cooking and food preservation techniques, as well as ways to mobilize communities in order to increase access to farm-fresh, locally grown food.  Visit for conference details, including workshops and intensive skill-building sessions.

2014 NESAWG Conference
“It Takes a Region”
Tuesday and Wednesday November 11th and 12th
Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs, NY
NESAWG is a network that unites farm and food system practitioners and allies to build a sustainable, just and economically vibrant region. This year’s conference will explore the channels, mechanisms and structures for making a food system that is strong, resilient and region-sized. Visit for more information.