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Center for a Livable Future

The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future—working toward a healthy, equitable, resilient food system from within the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering.

Stories and Viewpoints

For Climate Crisis and Malnutrition, Look at Diet Choice in Context

We must not prescribe a “one-size-fits-all,” Western-centric solution to the challenges of diet and climate.

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Q&A with Ferd Hoefner on the True Cost of Food: The Soil Health Revolution Is Here

Ag policy expert Ferd Hoefner shares insight into externalities, how to navigate Capitol Hill, and what “soil health” really means.

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New York Town Goes Meatless, Wants to Do It Again

Judging from the CLF survey results, it does seem that an impressive number of residents are more aware of the carbon footprint of meat, as a result of the initiative.

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Q&A with Alessandro Demaio on the True Cost of Food: Climate Change, Hunger and Framing the Problem

Health communicator Alessandro Demaio chats with CLF about climate change, food systems and how to frame the solutions.

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Education

CLF-Lerner Fellowships

Established in 2003, the goal of the Center for a Livable Future-Lerner Fellowship Program is to support doctoral students at the Johns Hopkins University.

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Other Education Resources

FoodSpan

A downloadable curriculum that provides high school teachers with lesson plans relating to food system issues.

Free Online Courses

“An Introduction to the US Food System: Perspectives from Public Health,” offered through the University’s partnership with Coursera.