This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York will hold its 2016 Winter Conference, "Good Hard Work: Ecosystems, Economics, Energy, and Equity," from Friday, January 22, 2016, through Sunday, January 24, 2016. NOFA-NY is a statewide organization committed to promoting local organic food, farming, and related businesses. Workshops range from those geared toward beginning farmers to established business practices and new developments in dairy, livestock, and fruits and vegetables. The event will be held at the Saratoga Hilton and City Center, Saratoga Springs, New York. For registration information and a detailed description of the event: www.nofanyconference.org or call (585) 271-1979.
A coalition of concerned nonprofits, businesses, and faith groups will unite for the Rochester March for Global Climate Action on Sunday, November 29. The march is intended to encourage leaders at the 21st United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris to develop a legal and comprehensive agreement that addresses the issue. Marchers will gather at the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene, 17 Fitzhugh Street South, at 1 p.m.