Thank you again for signing the petition for a Food Initiative on the Gill Tract Farm!
This week has brought even more exciting momentum- On Wednesday April 30th, the Associated Students of the University of California passed a Bill of support of preventing development on the Gill Tract Farm! You can read the whole bill on our website’s blog: https://sealstudents.wordpress.com/blog/
In addition to our meeting with Vice Chancellor LaLanne this Wednesday, we also have an upcoming meeting with the Dean of the College of Natural Resources, and a group of students will be headed up to Sacramento to speak at the next UC Board of Regents meeting! However, we have been denied again for a meeting with Berkeley’s Chancellor Nicholas Dirks.
Help us get up to 1000 signatures by this Wednesday, May 7th so that we can show Vice Chancellor LaLanne the overwhelming support for this initiative and put pressure on Chancellor Dirks to meet with us.
We have some major momentum, but the campaign is far from over. WE NEED YOUR HELP to spread this petition far and wide, to build our power entering these meetings.
What you can do to help:
- Let your friends, family, and local community gardens and sustainability groups know! A Food Initiative on all twenty acres of the Gill Tract could send ripple effects throughout the movements for local foods, food justice and sustainable cities! This is why we have over 13 community co-sponsors that work all the way from local to international levels.
- You can use this sample letter as a template for emails and facebook messages.
- Like us on facebook and share our updates!
- Follow us on twitter: @sealstudents or #foodinitiative #gilltract #all20acres
If you are on campus or near Berkeley:
- Come to our Gill Tract Teach-Out this Thursday at noon in front of California Hall!
Thank you for all your support spreading the word about this initiative, and helping us get 1000 signatures by Wednesday!
Students for Engaged and Active Learning