SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS 2017-11-12T21:27:45+00:00

Project Description


The Sustainable Food Systems priority has two basic components. First, the team is interested in promoting innovative sustainable solutions for the growth and consumption of local food. We are developing a number of projects involving hydroponics and aeroponics. These growing methods promise faster and greater yield, less water, and little to no need for pesticides or herbicides. Moreover, the use of solar power reduces the energy consumption associated with these approaches.

Our second focus is on helping people to transition from an animal-based diet to plant-based eating. Like any major behavior change, diet modification can be extremely difficult, is prone to lapses and is challenging to maintain over the long run. Our team is working on research projects to understand these processes. We hope to develop more effective tools to assist people in moving toward sustainable plant based eating.

Volunteer Hours

Current and Planned Projects

Weekly Update – Sustainable Food Systems

December 10th, 2017|

 by Tearsa Saffell   We are happy to announce Lupemaria Beal as our new co-priority lead for food systems! Lupemaria is currently pursuing her Master of Public Administration degree at Arizona State University and is excited

Local Food Weekly Update Nov. 13

November 12th, 2017|

by Tearsa Saffell   Southwest VegFest is on Sunday November 19, from 10 am - 5 pm at Steele Indian School Park. AZSA will be hosting a booth where we will be featuring the Lexicon

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