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
Priority Leader

Current and Planned Projects

Foods Update

September 3rd, 2017|

by Reyna Olvey Mark your calendars! September Foods Meeting: Sunday 9/10 at 12pm. Tempe public library. Phoenix Food Day - Saturday 10/21 Southwest Vest Fest - Saturday November 11th - free! The foods team will [...]

Fun With Foods Update

August 13th, 2017|

Sustainable foods had their August meeting on Sunday 8/13 at the Tempe Public Library and discussed our current projects as well as brainstormed for future projects. I encourage anyone who is interested to check out the minutes for that on our Facebook group.

Upcoming Events for Sustainable Foods

July 23rd, 2017|

by Reyna Olvey Do Good With Burritos Fundraiser for Refugee Families Sustainable foods is making moves this week! Our fundraiser for vertical gardens for Syrian refugee families here in Arizona is officially underway, so look [...]

Sustainable Foods, July 2, 2017

July 1st, 2017|

by Kammy Pany This week we spoke with Tara Mahmood, a nutrition master's student at ASU. She partnered up with a local Muslim woman Nadia Katrangi who founded the project, Grow My Own. Nadia is [...]

Sustainable Food Systems, June 25, 2017

June 24th, 2017|

by Kammy Pany This week we have connected with the Maricopa County Public Health Food Systems Coordinator and also Local First AZ, thanks to one of our new members Kristen Osgood.  We will be meeting [...]

Sustainable Food Systems

June 17th, 2017|

by Kammy Pany This week we met with ASU to discuss possible ideas for projects. There will be a follow up meeting next week. We also are working on a grant for the food in [...]

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