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Fast Farming: Feeding a Hot, Dry World

Climate change will undermine the ability of farmers to produce enough food to feed the growing population of our world, and we are Penn State plant scientists who want to help address this challenge. Our team is raising money for an undergraduate research project called Fast Farming, in which we use a fast-growing plant species called Brachypodium distachyon to rapidly identify individual plants that are resistant to environmental stresses like drought and extreme heat, which are increasing due to climate change. We ultimately hope to improve the ability of farmers to adapt to changing climate conditions and provide food for everyone. Your support of this project will allow us to perform research here at Penn State, purchase supplies for our project, and connect with farmers around the world who are already impacted by climate change.

Climate change will undermine the ability of farmers to produce enough food to feed the growing population of our world, and we are Penn State plant scientists who want to help address this challenge. Our team is raising money for an undergraduate research project called Fast Farming, in which we use a fast-growing plant species called Brachypodium distachyon to rapidly identify individual plants that are resistant to environmental stresses like drought and extreme heat, which are increasing due to climate change. We ultimately hope to improve the ability of farmers to adapt to changing climate conditions and provide food for everyone. Your support of this project will allow us to perform research here at Penn State, purchase supplies for our project, and connect with farmers around the world who are already impacted by climate change.

$6,450
Raised
$6,000
Goal
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Days Left
89
Supporters

Challenging Borders: Emerson Alternative Spring Break 2015

Students in Emerson College's Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program are raising $6,000 to cover transportation, housing, and food costs for this year's service learning trip to El Paso, TX to discover first-hand the impact of immigration laws in the US on our communities and those seeking to gain entry into the country. The El Paso ASB program offers students the opportunity to better understand the issue of immigration in US border communities and learn about the issues of economic development, food justice, and human rights at the US/Mexico border. Through this Border Immersion Experience, students will develop the knowledge and consciousness to make a positive impact in the Greater Boston community upon their return.

Students in Emerson College's Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program are raising $6,000 to cover transportation, housing, and food costs for this year's service learning trip to El Paso, TX to discover first-hand the impact of immigration laws in the US on our communities and those seeking to gain entry into the country. The El Paso ASB program offers students the opportunity to better understand the issue of immigration in US border communities and learn about the issues of economic development, food justice, and human rights at the US/Mexico border. Through this Border Immersion Experience, students will develop the knowledge and consciousness to make a positive impact in the Greater Boston community upon their return.

$5,415
Raised
$6,000
Goal
4
Days Left
76
Supporters