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Promoting permaculture at the Ontario Climate Consortium

4th Year Honours Political Science student, Adam Chiaravalle, wins student poster competition.

May 25, 2017

Adam Chiaravalle’s interest in making change through food was rewarded by winning first prize at the student poster competition at the Ontario Climate Consortium's annual symposium at York University last week. Using research and interviews with farmers gathered in his studies, including in his fourth year honour’s essay, Adam presented a plan to address climate change based on permaculture.

Upon winning the award, Adam noted, “Some may think that climate change has put us in a position that is insurmountable, I disagree. At McMaster I have learned, both inside and outside the classroom, that transforming our world is not impossible, but is actually probable.”

The 2016 winner of the Ryan and Leanne Clarke Prize in Advocacy and Active Citizenship, Adam has been active on campus with Mac Farmstand and more recently with attempts to find novel ways of bringing together the goals of reducing food waste and reducing food insecurity on campus.