Recent efforts to make UCLA's food systems more sustainable are among the newest here on campus.
Sustainable Food Systems @ UCLA Campaign
The Sustainable Food Systems at UCLA Campaign (SFS) is a student initiative that collaborates with campus administrators, faculty, staff, local farmers, and other student groups in efforts to adopt more sustainable food practices at the university level. Through education and outreach with programs such as Action Research, Waste Watchers, and the E3-Ecology,Economy,Equity Community Organic Garden, the campaign communicates a sound future of food for UCLA.
In the past, the SFS campaign has gathered over 6,000 signatures from students statewide in support of local, organic, and socially responsible food, as well as green dining facility standards. Past efforts and events also include the passing of a statewide referendum for a better future in food, a college-night organic dinner that was in collaboration with the local farmers market, and organic taste-tests on campus.
For more information on sustainable food and the campaign at UCLA, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
UCLA Food Systems Working Group
With the recent establishment of a Food Systems Working Group (FSWG), UCLA is practicing "food democracy" in which stakeholders in the campus food system, including students, are collaborating to develop guidelines for best practices in dining services.
Organic Food at UCLA
ASUCLA offers many organic food options. You can find NUMI Organic Teas at Jimmy's, Northern Lights, and Kerckhoff Coffee House. Organic To Go Sandwiches and Salades are available at many locations on campus including the North Campus Student Center, Kerckhoff Coffee House and the Bombshelter. Also, at the Greenhouse in the Ackerman Union you will find organic options and biodegradible cutlery, plates and bowls. For the coffee drinnker, fair trade coffee is offered an most of the campus coffee houses.
UCLA Housing is increasing the organic options on campus as well. Keep your eyes open for the organic salad bar that is beening planned for Hedrick Hall.
Published: Monday, April 14, 2008