Sustainable Events

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College

Here at BU we pride ourselves on being a green environment. From recycling and compost bins to Make a Difference Monday to energy-conserving light bulbs, there are many ways in which BU practices sustainability. For a full list be sure to check out BU Sustainability’s awesome website!

BU Sustainability also has some great events coming up if you want to get more involved in the sustainability movement!

From BU Sustainability coordinator Sabrina Pashtan:

1.    Farmers market– September 6-October 25, Thursdays from 11am-3pm at the GSU Plaza. We have many new farmers this year- check out the website.  We will have live music at the market this year. Stonyfield Farms will sample on 9/13 and 9/27.

2.    Sustainable Agriculture panel discussion– Tuesday, September 11th, 6pm.  Sargent 101

What: What will the tomato of the future look like? The landscape of modern agriculture and our food system is constantly evolving. The Farm Bill, the organic food industry, and small-scale local farms all play a role in what ends up on our plate every day. Come listen to local experts and industry leaders discuss the state of agriculture today and where we’re headed.
Join BU Professors Nathan Phillips and Rachel Black as well as the Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture of Stonyfield Farms and the farm proprietor of Stillman’s at the Turkey Farm.

3.    Cranberry Bog and Apple Picking Trip- Saturday, September 22, 9am-4pm. Breakfast served 8:30am-9:00am in the GSU Link.—trip is now full, email to be put on the waiting list.

What: It’s fall in New England, which means great weather, leaf peeping, and apple picking.  BU Dining will kick off the semester with our 2nd annual fall sustainability field trip!  We will be traveling by bus and touring a cranberry bog in Plymouth county with local nonprofit AD Makepeace, followed by some good ole’ New England apple picking at CN Smith Farm in East Bridgewater, MA.  The trip is free and we will provide breakfast and lunch.  Check out photos from last year.

4.    Improv Cooking Classes– Thursday, September 20th and October 11th, 5pm at the GSU Link Demo Table. Executive Chef Adam Pagan will prepare several dishes using whatever ingredients are in the Ward’s Berry Farm CSA box that week. Free, open to public, no signup necessary.

5.    Sargent College Vegetarian Nutrition Course Signup– If you’re a vegetarian or considering becoming one and have extra time in your schedule this semester, sign up for the course PDP NT103 Vegetarian Nutrition.  Sarah Butler, MS, RD, LDN is a registered dietician from Sargetnt College and an awesome teacher.  The class is highly recommended!

6.    Sustainability Festival- Thursday, September 13th. The BU Farmers Market joins forces with Bike Safety Day and sustainability@BU to bring you the best festival on campus!

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