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Run For Biodiversity


It’s summertime and the marathons and fun runs are out in full force. This is a time to do your part for a good cause while getting fit and having something to brag about at the water cooler on Monday. What better cause than to help Ethiopian farmers start a seed bank? Check it out and we’ll see you at the run.

On October 16, USC (Unitarian Service Committee of Canada) joins millions of people around the world in celebrating World Food Day.

Biodiversity is all about food and farmers. It’s the earth’s life-support system, and nature’s brilliant insurance policy against disaster. If something fails, there’s a back-up plan: Biodiversity!

Much is at stake for us all, and in a real sense, USC is helping farmers plant the Seeds of our very Survival

All donations for this year’s Run for Biodiversity, Toronto will go to support USC’s work in the East African country of Ethiopia.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 to support the Wollo Community Seed Bank, where Ethiopian farmers are conserving seeds from dozens of food crop varieties to ensure they will always have vibrant seeds for changing local conditions. Continue »