Monique (Myles) Carswell is a program officer at the Walmart Foundation, where she is responsible for volunteerism, giving, and customer engagement. A leader within both the corporate and cause arenas, Monique brings 15 years of experience encompassing philanthropy, cause marketing, nonprofit management, business strategy, and public relations. At Walmart.org, Monique develops strategic plans to advance society through Walmart associate contributions of time and money to community causes, leading public affairs and federal government relations grant making, and engaging consumers in these efforts.
Monique previously served as Director, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility at Comcast NBCUniversal, where she was responsible for ideating and developing innovative programs to solve social issues in communities nationwide. This included leading NBCUniversal’s Emmy Award-winning public service campaign The More You Know, and the company’s sustainability program, Green is Universal. As a Managing Director with Teach for America (TFA), she strengthened the organization’s brand and community initiatives through compelling campaigns and cause marketing programs. As Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at Black Enterprise, Monique managed marketing and audience development for the print magazine, two television shows, and revenue-generating events.
A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Monique’s commitment to community advocacy extends to her role as the founding Director of the Leadership Council for WorldofMoney.org, a non-profit that teaches kids financial literacy, and as a founding officer of the New York Urban League Young Professionals. She also advises others through her agency Myles Ahead Consulting and as an adjunct professor, formerly at Fordham University and now at New York University (NYU), teaching digital marketing and integrated marketing to graduate students.
National Young Farmers Coalition is an EarthShare Nonprofit Partner dedicated to championing policies that recognize farming as a public service and building connection between people and the land in the face of our ongoing climate crisis. By supporting young farmers with resources and training, and by sharing their stories, National Young Farmers Coalition strives to remake our food systems to be more equitable, just, and sustainable—ideal for both people and planet.
Meet the folks behind National Young Farmers Coalition and learn about the work they’re doing every day to help young farmers and our environment.
As the name suggests, for lands to be habitable by humans and other living organisms, they must be able to produce and support life. Today, 29% of land on earth is barren and unable to support life (microbes not withstanding); either covered by glaciers or made up of rocky or sedimentary terrain such as deserts, salt flats, sand dunes, and beaches.
Regenerative agriculture is the practice of enriching the land through farming and other agricultural practices; an effort that has been led by Indigenous Communities for thousands of years. Rather than stripping the ground of its nutrients, regenerative practices add to the health and strength of the soil and the overall ecosystem. In essence, it is a decolonization of agriculture as a whole.
It is, “a pathway to an abundant and resilient future…shifting from the narrative of human dominion to one of healing our relationship with the Earth” (One Earth). As a result, farms become more resistant to climate-related threats such as drought, flooding, and extreme shifts in temperature.
Sustainable agriculture is the first step forward to achieving regenerative agriculture. This is accomplished through the introduction of practices to improve environmental health, reduce the use of freshwater and harmful pesticides, and improve carbon storage in the soil.