Welcome to the Sustainable Tompkins Podcast!  My name is Alex Colket and I will be your tour guide as we travel around the world of environmental sustainability, social justice and local economy.

My next guest is Jemila Sequeira, who currently serves as coordinator of the Whole Community Project at Cornell Cooperative Extension . Jemila aims to improve community health and well-being through work on systemic issues, specifically healthy and affordable food access and stresses how vital it is that we address corporate practices and government policies that negatively impact low-income households and communities of color .She acts through a social justice lens which respects, honors and engages the often unheard voices holding profound wisdom regarding ethics, equity and inclusivity. In conjunction with her work at the Whole Community Project, Jemila serves as vice president of the Southside Community Center and is involved in community initiatives and projects  such as Ithaca Community Harvest, the Congo Square Market, Groundswell and, Gardens for Humanity, which earned her a 2009 Cornell Civic Fellowship.Related Links

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