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

Sustainable Food Update, November 6, 2017

November 6th, 2017|

by Tearsa Saffell Sustainable Food Systems monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, November 8, at the Tempe Public Library from 6:30-8 pm.   On Sunday, November 19, AZSA will have a booth at the Southwest Veg

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

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