Sustainable Food at Westminster College
A Push for Real Food at Westminster College
Student, Carson Chambers, completed a food assessment for campus in the summer of 2011 specifically trying to determine how much food in our cafeteria is Fair, Local, Humane, and Ecologically Sound. For her full results click here. Using this research a group of dedicated students, staff, and faculty have come together to create the group: Westminster For Real Food. To read more about the assessment methods used or food calculator check out the Real Food Challenge website.
Between 2010-2011, Westminster had about 5% real food in Shaw.
Westminster for Real Food
Last year students in the Intro to Environmental Studies class recruited volunteers, created a petition, and presented a proposal to get more real food on campus! The petition read:
"I support more local, sustainable, humane, fair, and overall better quality food on our campus.
I’m aware of the environmental and social impact of my food choices and I want options that reflect these values."
The group has been really successful getting over 500 signatures, but there is still work to be done! Check out the facebook page for more details, photos, and facts!
Get involved in Westminster for Real Food by contacting garden coordinator Alizabeth Potucek for details.
Grow your own!
Westminster also has its very own organic garden that you can volunteer in and receive local, organic produce that you helped grow! To get more details on the organic garden click here!
Campus Sustainability Food Survey Results Affect Shaw Food
For any questions relating to sustainable food on campus or things in our community feel free to contact the environmental center.