Administrative Appointments that Provide Hope for Racial Equity, Environmental Protection, and Sustainable Agriculture

Since January 2021, MCE has been monitoring the activities in Washington D.C. with the convening of the 117th Congress and the establishment of the Biden-Harris Administration. The following individuals, who either are or are likely to be leaders of important components of our federal executive branch, provide MCE with hope that the Biden-Harris Administration will advance…

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Urban Agriculture Policies & Permits: 101

MCE worked with the City of St. Louis Department of Health, Building Division, and Recorder of Deed’s office to develop this guide to all the processes and policies a resident must follow when engaging in various levels of urban agriculture. Following the 2020 efforts in the City of St. Louis, this guide was created to…

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Urban Agriculture Policies & Permits: 101

An Unjust Food System

As we work to create a food system that is safe for workers, nutritious for consumers, and profitable for environmentally responsible farmers, COVID-19 has shown that this system is flawed. As I worked through COVID-19 and saw the urgency of what was happening in this country and how we could possibly be facing a food…

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An Unjust Food System

Systematic Racism in the Environmental Movement

When you think of the environmental movement, what kind of people spring to mind? You might think of a tree hugging, Earth Day celebrating, “natural” food eating, white person in a pair of Birkenstocks. If so, that makes a lot of sense — the mainstream environmental movement – the one that’s enjoyed the most attention…

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A Guide to Temporary Food Permits in the City of St. Louis

The City of St. Louis in alignment with its priorities for improved health and racial equity, has reformed its temporary food permit options. After months of conversations with residents, existing vendors, aspiring vendors, farmers markets managers, and environmental health advocates, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) and the City of St. Louis Department of…

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A Guide to Temporary Food Permits in the City of St. Louis

Statewide Local Food Resources Map

Explore MCE’s Statewide Local Food Resources Map to find efforts in cities across Missouri working to support local, sustainable food systems! Check out our other food system maps and story maps: Statewide Factory Farm Map and Story Map Policy and Agriculture Story Map Sustainable Agriculture Story Map Soil Story Map St. Louis Interactive Local Foodshed…

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Statewide Local Food Resources Map