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'Grow Down' emphasizes environmental initiatives

(03/31/08 12:00am)

At the co-op's Garden Grow Down on Friday, Francis and others made prayer flags about their wishes for the environment and the world. With a cakewalk and bake sale - featuring items like oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and vegan and pumpkin pies - the event raised about $100 for the group, which meets weekly to tend its vegetable and herb garden.

Activists encourage buying pricier sustainable, local, organic food

(03/17/10 1:12am)

Though it is likely to cost more, food activists are pushing people to buy sustainable, local and organic food anyway. “Finding ways to spend our money on foods that support these ideals is important,” says Jordan Treakle, a senior and leader of the student group FLO (Fair, Local, Organic) Food. But while you can find local, organic and sustainable food in more places and varieties than ever before, price remains a problem.