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Sustainable Decisionmaking for Farmers Markets Michigan State University Extension Greening Michigan Institute Sustaining Community Prosperity Team May 9, 2014

Sustainable Decisionmaking for Farmers Markets Michigan State University Extension Greening Michigan Institute Sustaining Community Prosperity Team May

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  • Sustainable Decisionmaking for Farmers Markets Michigan State University Extension Greening Michigan Institute Sustaining Community Prosperity Team May 9, 2014
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  • Take Home Message Sustainability > Green Move from unsustainable, to less unsustainable to more sustainable.
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  • Sustainability Outcomes Sustainability activities and enterprises should lead to the following outcomes and conditions
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  • Ecological Integrity Economic Vitality Social EquityAesthetic Understanding Civic Engagement Systems thinking Critical Thinking Personal Development
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  • Ecological Integrity Competencyknowledge of basic ecological principles and the ability to apply ecological science to current issues. http://msusustainabledecisions.com/ecologicalintegrity / http://msusustainabledecisions.com/ecologicalintegrity /
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  • Economic Vitalityknowledge of how to apply economic systems to the equitable benefit of society. http://msusustainabledecisions.com/economicvitality
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  • Social Justiceequitable sharing of benefits of sustainability strategies http://msusustainabledecisions.com/socialjustice
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  • Aesthetic Qualityrecognition of the basic human value of beauty and understanding of how to apply it to communities. http://msusustainabledecisions.com/aestheticquality
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  • Civic Responsibilitythe use of knowledge of the responsibilities of citizens and communities in dialogue, decision making and capacity building on local, regional and global issues. http://msusustainabledecisions.com/civicresponsibility
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  • Systems Interdependence/Thinkingability to recognize multiple systems and feedback loops at play in an issue and understanding of the need to incorporate multiple groups, perspectives and institutions in decision making. http://msusustainabledecisions.com/systems
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  • Critical Thinking The ability to recognize, invite and consider a full range of evidence, strengths and weaknesses across different modalities recognizing uncertainty, biases and assumptions; and using that range in capacity building and the decision making process. http://msusustainabledecisions.com/criticalthinking
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  • Personal Growth (Personal Development and Self-Awareness) understanding ones personal values and those of others related to issues, and being provided the opportunity for growth and capacity building. http://msusustainabledecisions.com/personalgrowth
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  • Purchasing Land Air Labor Transportation Materials Shelter Water Energy Sustainability Sectors Food Waste
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  • What is a sustainable farmers market? An market that leads toward attainment of 8 positive outcomes as applied to a range of sectors
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  • Ecological Integrity Social Equity Economic Vitality Aesthetic Under- standing Personal Develop- ment Critical Thinking Civic Engage- ment Systems Thinking Energy EI-ESE-EEV-EAU-EPD-ECT-ECE-EST-E Water EI-WtrSE- Wtr EV-WtrAU-WtrPD-WtrCT-WtrCE-WtrST-Wtr Recycling EI-RSE-REV-RAU-RPD-RCT-RCE-RST-R Purchasing EI-PSE-PEV-PAU-PPD-PCT-PCE-PST-P Food EI-FSE-FEV-FAU-FPD-FCT-FCE-FST-F Shelter EI-SSE-SEV-SAU-SPD-SCT-SCE-SST-S Transporta tion EI-TSE-TEV-TAU-TPD-TCT-TCE-TST-T Materials EI-MSE-MEV-MAU-MPD-MCT-MCE-MST-M Labor EI-LabSE- Lab EV-LabAU-LabPD-LabCT-LabCE-LabST-Lab Air EI-ASE-AEV-AAU-APD-ACT-ACE-AST-A Land EI-LanSE-LEV-LanAU-LanPD-LanCT-LanCE-LanST-Lan Waste EI-WstSE- Wst EV-WstAU-WstPD-WstCT-WstCE-WstST-Wst
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  • Ecological Integrity Social Equity Economic Vitality Aesthetic Under- standing Personal Develop- ment Critical Thinking Civic Engage- ment Systems Thinking Energy EI-ESE-EEV-EAU-EPD-ECT-ECE-EST-E Water EI-WtrSE- Wtr EV-WtrAU-WtrPD-WtrCT-WtrCE-WtrST-Wtr Recycling EI-RSE-REV-RAU-RPD-RCT-RCE-RST-R Purchasing EI-PSE-PEV-PAU-PPD-PCT-PCE-PST-P Food EI-FSE-FEV-FAU-FPD-FCT-FCE-FST-F Shelter EI-SSE-SEV-SAU-SPD-SCT-SCE-SST-S Transporta tion EI-TSE-TEV-TAU-TPD-TCT-TCE-TST-T Materials EI-MSE-MEV-MAU-MPD-MCT-MCE-MST-M Labor EI-LabSE- Lab EV-LabAU-LabPD-LabCT-LabCE-LabST-Lab Air EI-ASE-AEV-AAU-APD-ACT-ACE-AST-A Land EI-LanSE-LEV-LanAU-LanPD-LanCT-LanCE-LanST-Lan Waste EI-WstSE- Wst EV-WstAU-WstPD-WstCT-WstCE-WstST-Wst
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  • Michigan Farmers Market Examples Ann Arbor http://www.a2gov.org/government/publicservices/systems_planning/energy/solarcities/Pages/defaul t.aspx (Civic Responsibility and Energy) http://www.a2gov.org/government/publicservices/systems_planning/energy/solarcities/Pages/defaul t.aspx Canton Farmers Market (Canton, MI) http://plymouth-mi.patch.com/announcements/garden-plastic- recycling-at-the-farmers-market (Recycling and Civic Responsibility)http://plymouth-mi.patch.com/announcements/garden-plastic- recycling-at-the-farmers-market Michigan farm markets among those accepting Bridge cards http://www.mlive.com/business/west- michigan/index.ssf/2011/07/southwest_michigan_farm_market.html (Social Justice and Food)http://www.mlive.com/business/west- michigan/index.ssf/2011/07/southwest_michigan_farm_market.html Growth creates challenges for farmers market success Julia Darnton MSUE News http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/growth_creates_challenges_for_farmers_market_success (Critical thinking and Labor) http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/growth_creates_challenges_for_farmers_market_success Michigan Healthy Communities (MI Dept of Community Health) http://mihealthtools.org/mihc/FarmersMarkets.asp and http://www.mihealthtools.org/mihc/documents/FarmersMarketSFpolicy2.pdf (Aesthetic Quality and Air) http://mihealthtools.org/mihc/FarmersMarkets.asp http://www.mihealthtools.org/mihc/documents/FarmersMarketSFpolicy2.pdf Adrian Farmers Market http://www.lenconnect.com/article/20120707/NEWS/307079942/0/SEARCH (Land and Ecological Integrity)http://www.lenconnect.com/article/20120707/NEWS/307079942/0/SEARCH Downtown Market (Grand Rapids) http://downtownmarketgr.com/green (Ecological Integrity and Shelter, Materials)http://downtownmarketgr.com/green
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  • Ann Arbor http://www.a2gov.org/government/publicservices/syste ms_planning/energy/solarcities/Pages/default.aspx http://www.a2gov.org/government/publicservices/syste ms_planning/energy/solarcities/Pages/default.aspx (Civic Responsibility and Energy)
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  • Canton Farmers Market http://plymouth- mi.patch.com/announcements/garden-plastic-recycling- at-the-farmers-market (Recycling and Civic Responsibility) http://plymouth- mi.patch.com/announcements/garden-plastic-recycling- at-the-farmers-market
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  • Bridge Cards Michigan farm markets among those accepting Bridge cards http://www.mlive.com/business/west- michigan/index.ssf/2011/07/southwest_michigan_farm_ market.html (Social Justice and Food)http://www.mlive.com/business/west- michigan/index.ssf/2011/07/southwest_michigan_farm_ market.html
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  • Downtown Market (Grand Rapids) http://downtownmarketgr.com/green (Ecological Integrity and Shelter, Materials) http://downtownmarketgr.com/green
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  • Growth creates challenges Growth creates challenges for farmers market success Julia Darnton MSU Extension News http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/growth_creates_challen ges_for_farmers_market_success (Critical thinking and Labor) http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/growth_creates_challen ges_for_farmers_market_success
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  • Michigan Healthy Communities MI Department of Community Health http://mihealthtools.org/mihc/FarmersMarkets.asp and http://www.mihealthtools.org/mihc/documents/Farme rsMarketSFpolicy2.pdf (Aesthetic Quality and Air) http://mihealthtools.org/mihc/FarmersMarkets.asp http://www.mihealthtools.org/mihc/documents/Farme rsMarketSFpolicy2.pdf
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  • Adrian Farmers Market http://www.lenconnect.com/article/20120707/NEWS/3 07079942/0/SEARCH (Land and Ecological Integrity) http://www.lenconnect.com/article/20120707/NEWS/3 07079942/0/SEARCH
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