Coalition Center for Environmental Sustainability

Linking Communities for Regenerative Sustainability

A Grassroots Organization That Cultivates
Sustainable Lifestyle In All Walks Of Life

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Ever-emerging environmental, social and economic challenges necessitate a lifestyle that fosters sustainability. Cultivating sustainable lifestyles entails continual learning and diligent practices. Such endeavor resonates with the CC4ES core tenets: comprehensive collaboration for systemic change, community-based motivation and empowerment, and establishing an environment for lifelong learning and practice.

Food is a universal human right. As food is embedded in socio-cultural systems, food justice is environmental, social and economic justice. Growing one's own food provides the most impactful means of ensuring environmental, social and economic sustainability. CC4ES uses growing one's own food as a grassroots community mobilizer to platform the collective shifts necessary for cultivating community-narrated and community-empowered regenerative sustainability.

The CC4ES Website is organized into a LEARN-CONNECT-PRACTICE infrastructure.

LEARN

CC4ES classifies the complexity of sustainability into six modules. Although all six modules are interconnected, the Environmental Justice & Diversity module underpins all others. Environmental justice is social justice. Sustainability is only possible in a society that champions justice and equity.

CONNECT

CONNECT platforms Hope Gardeners network for engaging community members at grassroots level to participate in
CC4ES programs that cultivate community-led and empowered regenerative sustainability.

CONNECT is facilitated by CC4ES Direct and supported through CC4ES Conversation Circles .

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PRACTICE
Rhody Grows Hope is the central CC4ES program that uses growing one's own food as a grassroots community mobilizer.
Museum of Silenced Histories & Gardens of Regeneration gives voices for food sovereignty and justice.
Youths for Urban Sustainability is a skills-training program that engages communities for their own narratives and empowerment.
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