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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

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

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

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