Three projects of IATP Food and Society Fellows were selected as semifinalists for the 2011 Echoing Green Fellowship. To accelerate social change, Echoing Green invests in and supports
outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations
that deliver bold, high-impact solutions.
Semifinalists from the current class of Food and Society Fellows include:
- 7th Empire Media, founded by Shalini Kantayya, which aims to create a culture of human rights and a sustainable planet through an imaginative media that makes a real impact.
- FoodCorps, an Americorps school garden and farm to school program hatched by Deb Eschmeyer and Curt Ellis, among others, during their fellowship time together. The vision for FoodCorps is to recruit young adults for a yearlong term of public service in school food systems. Once stationed, FoodCorps members will build Farm to School supply chains, expand food system and nutrition education programs, and build and tend school food gardens.
- Finace for Food, a brand new venture of Elizabeth Ü which builds sustainable food systems by connecting US entrepreneurs and investors with the right financing tools.
Congratulations to all of the impressive semifinalists!