Thrive: Musings on Sustainability

Going Beyond the Meal to Break the Cycle (8/15/2017) - Post contributed by Kenzley Defler, Office of Sustainability Intern “Food alone will never end hunger.” These words spoken by Mike Curtin, Chief Operating Officer of DC Central Kitchen and Alex Moore, Chief Development Officer of The Campus Kitchens Project, resonated with me over the three-day Boot Camp I attended in early August. Traveling to Washington,
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Director’s Corner: Food: Enjoying the Real, Avoiding the Fake (8/15/2017) - “Food fraud, or the act of defrauding buyers of food or ingredients for economic gain… has vexed the food industry throughout history.” — Renee Johnson, “Food Fraud and ‘Economically Motivated Adulteration’ of Food and Food Ingredients” This summer I read a fascinating and eye-opening book, Real Food Fake Food, by Larry Olmstead.  Real food is
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Sustainability in Action: Jonathan Lillebo (8/8/2017) - Post contributed by Kenzley Defler, Office of Sustainability Intern A little more than a year ago, a student group focused on organic gardening at Auburn was nonexistent. However, now the established Organic Garden Club meets regularly at the Community Garden to prepare, plant, grow, and harvest a variety of crops. The remarkable progress made in
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Easy Actions, Massive Impact: How Students Can Reduce Food Waste (8/8/2017) - Post contributed by Ruthie Wofford, Communications Coordinator, Hunger Solutions Institute As a recent Auburn grad, I can attest to the fact that life as a college student is, in a word, hectic. Between studying, group projects, football games, maintaining a social life, and attempting to get enough sleep, you’re lucky to eat three square meals a
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Sustainability in Action: Alex Hedgepath (4/3/2017) - Post contributed by Kenzley Defler, Office of Sustainability Intern Ask any Auburn fan about tradition and the answer will likely allude to the cultural importance of trees, as major victories are celebrated by rolling Toomer’s Corner. The famous Toomer’s Oaks have been deeply ingrained into the Auburn identity, one of many ways value is placed
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