CC4ES

Coalition Center for
Environmental
Sustainability

Linking Communities for Regenerative Sustainability

A Web-Based Center That Cultivates
Sustainable Lifestyle In All Walks Of Life

Ever emerging environmental, social and economic challenges necessitate a lifestyle that fosters sustainability. Cultivation of a sustainable lifestyle entails continual learning and diligent practices. Such endeavor resonates with the Cc4ES core tenets: comprehensive collaboration for systemic changes, community-based and empowered motivation, and establishing an environment for lifelong learning and practice. Food is a universal human right. Because we as food eaters form the largest common denominator, food underscores the commonality among us. As food is embedded in socio-cultural systems, food justice is environmental, social and economic justice. Growing own food provides the most direct impactful means of ensuring environmental, social and economic sustainability. Cc4ES uses growing own food as a grassroots community mobilizer to platform collective shifts necessary for cultivating community-narrated and empowered regenerative sustainability.

Aligning with its core tenets, Cc4ES WebCenter is organized in LEARN-CONNECT-PRACTICE infrastructure for Rhody Grows Hope project that Cc4ES uses growing own food as a grassroots community mobilizer to platform collective shifts necessary for cultivating community-narrated and empowered regenerative sustainability:

Every $20 provides a Rhody Grows Hope garden kit and step-by-step support for a family in need to grow their own fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Rhody Grows Hope is a container gardening project that inspires growing your own food for food security, sovereignty, and justice.

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LEARN

Cc4ES classifies the complexity of sustainabiliy in six modules as below. Although all of six modules are interconnected, Environmental Justice & Diversity module underpins all others. Environmental justice is social justice. Sustainability is only possible in a society that champions justice and equity.

LEARN inventories and archives resourcess on sustainability by each of Cc4ES Six Modules, serving as a repository for continual learning.

How to Navigate Six Modules
module 1

Environmental Justice & Diversity

We are all interconnected

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module 2

Environmental Literacy Fundamentals

Environmental health & our well-being

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module 3

Sustainable Food Systems

Sustainable lifestyle

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module 4

Regenerative Technologies

Mimic nature

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module 5

Sustainable Business Practices

Green on a large scale

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module 6

Resilient community building

Invest locally to build a resilient community

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CONNECT

CONNECT platforms network of gardeners at Hope Gardeners forum, and houses a compiled network list of organizations in various sectors relevant to sustainability. This list is dynamically updated, available for network maps integral in coordinating collaboration for collective shifts neccesary for resilient community building. Majority of this list was screened and selected from the Providential Gardener's list. Cc4ES would like to attribute to Susan Kortes of Providential Gardener https://www.provgardener.com/ , who created such a comprehensive list and continually updates the list.

PRACTICE

PRACTICE features Cc4ES programs, initiatives and on-ground cohorts in practice. Although each program has its own specific focus, Rhody Grows Hope project encompasses these Cc4ES programs the common threads of which are to grow own food at the community grassroots level, initiated, narrated and empowered by members of the communities these programs tend to. The programs include: