Interview with Educator & Ecological Activist Élan Shapiro

Apr 28, 2014 No Comments by

Elan Shapiro is an ecological activist and lecturer at Ithaca College for the Department of Environmental Studies & Sciences. He’s helped develop the Ecopsychology, Bioregionalism, and Deep Ecology movements, as well as Sustainable Tompkins and the Neighborhood Mini-Grant programs. Additionally, he’s taught ecological courses  atJFK University, California Institute of Integral Studies, and the College of Holy Names.

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The Role of Co-ops in the Food Justice Movement

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments by

In an increasingly privatized society, local food options are becoming increasingly challenging to find by the day.  To maximize profit, the food United States citizens buy and consume is shipped from all around the country, and studies show that about a quarter is imported from overseas.  Aside from the health issues with having to add pesticides […]

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A Student’s Perspective: Q&A with Jill Weidman

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments by

Jill Weidman is a sophomore environmental science major at Ithaca College.  She works avidly with Ithaca Community Harvest whose goal is to bring organic and locally grown food to students and residents in the Ithaca community. Currently, Ithaca Community Harvest implements a fresh produce snack program in Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.

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Interview with Meaghan Rosen of the Friendship Donation Network

Apr 19, 2014 No Comments
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Where is your leftover dining hall food going?

Apr 03, 2014 No Comments

Containers full of garlic breadsticks and chicken are enough to make anyone’s mouth water, but even if these thoughts are on the minds of the student volunteers who are packaging them, they don’t show it. Each of these students are either active members or first-timers of SWIFT, an organization at Ithaca College that seeks to […]

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