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Strengthening Regional Economies for a Sustainable Midwest


Ahead of the Cities Summit of the Americas, the Council brings together local and national leaders to explore policy priorities for a sustainable Midwest.

Roundtable Discussion
Matt Watson

We Will Chicago: Environment, Climate, and Energy


Angela Tovar joins local and international leaders to discuss climate solutions and urban resiliency efforts.

A view of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan.

Commentary & Analysis

Partnering with Youth to Inspire Agricultural Innovation

Youth in Agriculture: Transforming Local Food Systems

The future of agricultural innovation is dependent on young people. How can we motivate them to get engaged?

A Bangladeshi farmer woman separates the husk from the grain during harvest at Saturia village, on the outskirts of Dhaka.
AP Photos/Pavel Rahman
Food and Agriculture

The Nexus between Collaboration and Agricultural Development

Youth in Agriculture: Transforming Local Food Systems

Collaboration across generations, communities, and political parties is pivotal to agricultural development and youth engagement.

Two young people examine a plant in a lab. Food and Agriculture


Race, Ethnicity, and American Views of Climate Change

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Asian, Hispanic, and Black Americans are more likely to view climate change as a threat than Americans as a whole, data show.

the U.S. Capitol is seen between cardboard cutouts of flames during a climate change protest Public Opinion

Bridging the Gap: A "Sustainable Food Seal"

Report by Coauthors

A "sustainable food seal" empowers consumers and farmers to support a more sustainable food supply chain.

A shelf of milk and alternative milks at a grocery store is pictured.
Kenny Eliason
Food and Agriculture