The Divisional Sustainability Committee is hosting their second annual "Sustainability Cook-Off" on campus on January 9th at 1:00pm. Faculty and staff from every area are encouraged to participate. To participate in the cook-off, you must prepare either a 1) sweet dish served cold; 2) savory dish served cold; 3) sweet dish with winter squash as a main ingredient; or 4) savory dish with winter squash as a main ingredient. Four (4) prizes will be awarded. All campus and community members are welcome to attend and sample the food. More information can be found here.
The Center for Sustainability is happy to announce campus events in celebration of Earth Day during the week of April 22-26. We encourage campus-wide involvement and classes are invited to attend all events! The complete schedule of events can be found here. To learn more, please contact Deniz Leuenberger (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ryan LaBrozzi (email@example.com).
This year, during the Top Sustainable Chef Contest, three students participated in the cook-off using only locally grown and raised food. Aaron Lacher and Amanda Griggs hosted the event, and judges included community members and BSU faculty. In addition, several local vendors provided samples of their products. More information about the vendors can be found here.
In June of 2011, the Bridgewater Farmers Market was again initiated with the support of BSU and the CfS. Arthur Lizie hosted several community meeting planning the process and provided guidance to the community partners working on the market. The CfS has supported the market through the provision of marketing and signage and BSU has provided some resources to manage the finances of the market. CfS continues to work on tying the market to curriculum and educational events for the food and water theme in 2011/2012.
The Bridgewater Farmers' Market is located on School St in Bridgewater (just off the common by the fire station). It will run every Saturday from 9:30-1:30 from June 18th until September 24th. (http://bridgewaterfarmersmarket.com)
On April 1, 2010, BSU officially leased 9.1 acres of agricultural land on the property of the Bridgewater State Prison. The intention was to make this agricultural land a true community/school endeavors, offering a mix of food- and sustainability-oriented educational and recreational activities. The first project on the land is the Bridgewater Growing Spaces Community Garden. This is a ¼ acre of land that is currently home to 20 20'x 20' garden plots, rented by community members for $20. The garden is managed through resources provided through CfS, including provision of tools, pay for labor associated with maintenance of the property, and signage as needed. The Community Garden project is tied to curriculum and education events for 2011/2012 under the food and water annual theme.
Contact Arthur Lizie for more information.
Last Modified: April 30, 2013