Fire Pod Support Track
PlantPure Communities’ Fire Pods aim to become beacons in the community and beyond. Similar to Water Pods, Fire Pods also focus on taking action in their local communities by providing evidence-based nutrition education, outreach, and advocacy to the public to raise awareness of the importance of a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. This is accomplished through activities such as film screenings, restaurant outreach, implementing healthy changes to the menus of institutions such as schools, colleges, and hospitals, and organizing or participating in veg fests, conferences, or other large-scale gatherings. Connecting with other local groups advocating healthy living, environmental and climate issues, and animal advocacy is common.
In addition to these activities, Fire Pod leaders also form key partnerships across city or state lines, often apply for grant funding for programs, and seek to facilitate change beyond their local community. Pods may focus on lobbying elected officials, hosting conferences, applying for funding with other nonprofits, and creating systemic change across the state or country. One of the most salient examples are Pods which work together with other Pods in a given city or region to create a larger and more connected organization in a metro area.
Sometimes Fire Pods go on to attain independent state or federal nonprofit status, and continue to be members of the PPC Pod network in this capacity.