The Challenge of Getting Back to Basics

Apr 29, 2014 No Comments by

Sending food through a rigmarole of preservatives, sweeteners, and other extra ingredients seems like an awful lot of work. It seems especially unnecessary when compared with how healthy and tasty fruits & vegetables can be with little to no preparation. Why, then, are processed foods sold more frequently for less money? The reasons are varied. Fast […]

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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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Food Justice: Student Efforts

Apr 23, 2014 No Comments by

At Ithaca College, some students come together every Friday afternoon to repackage leftover dining hall food to distribute to the disadvantaged in Ithaca. I took a ride with them to experience the process. Click to read more.

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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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