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Sustainable Ecosystems

Working Group

To support education, advocacy and regulative practices for the conservation of soils, water, and climate through technical, financial, and information assistance in the state of Wyoming.

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Working Group Goals

Connect

1. Increase active participation in WG meetings. Invite 3 new people per meeting. Focus on key connections for rolling topics/meeting focus. Growing Wyoming Internship, 4H, Farmers’ Markets Bi-monthly 

2. Represent WFC at 3 events per year (non WFC hosted) through guest speaking, tabling, committee membership, etc. CWC, Community colleges, 4H RMFU, Climate Action Networks 2024 → annually 

3. Involve 3+ institutional stakeholders with sustainability related efforts CWC, Department of Ag, Extension, UW Range Club 2024 → annually 

Learn

1. Host 2+ sustainability related speakers/idea swaps annually (conference + 1 others virtually). Publish key insights/learnings online (online repository of information) 2024 → annually whole

2. Pilot community-level composting efforts and share lessons learned with 2+ other communities. Pursue funding in partnership with others to support implementation. City of Laramie ACRES Student Farm Wyoming Food for Thought 2024-25 Whole

3. Create and share educational/advocacy 3-5 documents to promote sustainable practices (documented financial and ecological benefits).

Share with relevant stakeholders.

Add sustainable food prep. suggestions to share with consumers (foods that are local, affordable, and sustainable) Policy WG Vibrant Farms WG Strategic Communications WG Healthy People WG- Sensible Nutrition 1 per year for next 3 years 

Grow

1. Expand adoption of sustainable practices (soil health) to 2 producers/year. Consider connections with students/interns to support implementation (grant funded?). Vibrant Farms WG, CWC, Department of Ag, Extension, UW Range Club Whole

2. In partnership with local stakeholders, implement 2 community-based food-waste composting efforts within 5 years. Identify target communities to start with By 2028 Whole

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

— Margaret Mead

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."

— Jane Goodall

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