Providence x 19
December 5, 2014
October 7, 2014
September 30, 2014How A Small State Makes Local Food Possible
Have you tasted a local tomato lately? Shopped at a farmers market, or taken a nutrition education class? For many Rhode Islanders, the answer is yes, thanks to Farm Fresh Rhode Island. In the ten years since it was founded, Farm Fresh Rhode Island has turned one state into a thriving healthy food system – and an example of success for a nation recognizing the need to go local.
September 22, 2014
In 2012, 440 students did not graduate in the Providence School District. Last year Billy Watterson, a senior on the Brown Wrestling team, established a local chapter of Beat the Streets, a national movement to bring wrestling programs to urban middle schools across the country. In less than one year, Beat the Streets PVD has built teams in five Providence schools. I attended the final summer practice at Gilbert Stuart Middle School to see why so many kids are taking to the mat.
September 11, 2014
September 9, 2014Action-Based Learning in the Great Outdoors
This summer, Moving Mountains hosted its first summer camp, two weeks of nature exploration and sustainable living lessons at Roger Williams Park in Providence. For the urban high school students who participated in camp, it was an introduction to spending time outside as well as an opportunity to make friends and grow leadership skills. And for Co-Founders and Social Innovation Fellows Jared Rothenberg ’15 and Ivy Sokol ’15.5, this outdoor education adventure was just the beginning.