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Run or Walk Wild for Food and Farmers!
Sunday Oct 19, 2014
Special recruitment campaign – calling all Student Runners and Walkers! 

Are you a Runner or a Walker?
We’re looking for dedicated volunteers to Walk or Run for Biodiversity on October 19, in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, half marathon, or 5 km race.

To help support USC’s work with seed-saving farmers in Honduras, please send an email to David Rain at to receive the details before you register.

  • All R4B-Toronto runners and walkers who commit to raising $100 will be registered at reduced rates.
  • They will also receive a specially-designed Run for Biodiversity T-shirt in appreciation for their fundraising efforts.
  • As a special campaign this year, the first 10 students who sign up will be registered for free!

Where do Donations go?
All donations go to support USC’s work with seed-saving farmers in remote regions of the Central American country of Honduras.

Our R4B-Toronto goal is to raise $12,500 to support the community-based agricultural, biodiversity and environmental initiatives of our local partner, FIPAH, the Foundation for Participatory Research with Honduran Farmers.

FIPAH works with women, men and young farmers to organize community-based agricultural research teams (CIALs), to help diversify their seed supply and develop hardier plant varieties that grow well on their soils.

Why Run or Walk for Biodiversity?
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

Thanks for Making a Difference!
Thanks to your generous support, USC Canada is able to help Honduran farmers grow more food for their families, and to bring about lasting change in Central America.

Please feel free let others know about this too. We’re hoping this year’s Run will have “legs!”

2 Responses to “R4B-Toronto”
  1. lolalawton says:

    how can we be involved we are a rural northern ontario village flinton after school programs activities
    we have been piloting a “roots on the roof”, “greener than green” ‘biodiversity in your back yard’ project for three years. the project outline was delivered Elizabeth May, green party canada; who contacted us to inform us that she had forward the project outline to ‘the Center for honoring the child’ b.c. we are open to collaborating our values with projects that are earth centered we look forward to hearing from you
    best regard
    lola lawton
    greener than green; coordinator

  2. David says:

    Hi Lola, thanks for this, we’re looking for different ways to connect with smaller communities, we’ll be in touch soon.

    David Rain

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