‘Sustainability’ Category

April 2016 Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes:

Kitchen Cabinet April 18, 2016 Abby Nistler, Hayley Nemmers, Kaitlyn Bicek, Brady Kelley, Chuck Niederriter, Patrick Neri, Erin Baumann, Gwen Saliares, Danny Pavek, Audi Dickey, James Dontje, Steve Kjellgren, Lisa Heldke, Margo Druschel, George Elliott, Paul Matzke, Molly Yunkers Greens The Greens will have a lot going on celebrating Earth Week. The following activities are […]

Kitchen Cabinet Conversation: Sustainability and Fair Trade Initiatives!

The second in a series of “Kitchen Cabinet Conversations” (or was that Confrontations, Lisa Heldke?) was hosted in the EYDR on October 14. This conversation focused on environmental sustainability and fair trade. Several organizations with links to the Kitchen Cabinet participated in our conversation, which featured fair trade chocolate and tea, a pedal powered battery […]

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes October 2015

Kitchen Cabinet October 12, 2015 Jeri Miller, Margo Druschel, George Elliott , Paul Matzke, Chuck Niederriter, Patrick Neri, Jana Elliott(SAVE), Kaitlyn Bicek(SAVE), Mark Hanson , Steve Kjellgren, Lisa Heldke, Lindsay Rothschiller , JJ Akin, Andi Dickey, Erin Kuiper, Abby Nistler (Fair Trade) Fair Trade Margo and Abby discussed how Gustavus is working towards becoming a […]

Kitchen Cabinet Minutes March 2014

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes March 10, 2014 Laura Shilling, Mark Hanson, Lisa Heldke, Jessica Braun, Jeff Stocco, Jim Dontje, Steve Kjellgren, Rebecca Hare, George Elliott, Jessica Burggraf, Paul Matzke, Meghan Krause MVAC Meeting – MVAC will be starting a food hub (connection between farmers and churches, business, etc.). This is a way to purchase local. […]

The World Food Clock

From a colleague in Food Studies and Anthropology: http://worldfoodclock.com/ How much food is being consumed around the world right now? It’s a vast question that can be answered by the World Food Clock. This interesting website draws on information provided by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and presents a streaming […]

Fair Trade Towns USA brings Colombian Banana Producers to Gustavus

On Friday, October 19th, Kitchen Cabinet hosted Felipe and Jorge, representatives from the Bananeras de Uraba S.A. and Corporacion Rosalba Zapata Cordona of Colombia, as well as Fair Trade Towns USA representative Courtney Lang to give a presentation on the benefits of fair trade. The presentation began with Courtney delivering information on the Fair Trade […]

Lexicon of Sustainability

From the website: Words are the building block for new ideas. They have the power to activate change and transform societies. The Lexicon project is based on a simple premise: people can’t be expected to live more sustainable lives if they don’t even know the most basic terms and principles that define sustainability. For the […]

Gustavus Food Partner Sysco – Sustainable Seafood

Congratulations to Sysco for taking steps to make our seafood offerings sustainable and responsible – as well as nutritious and tasty!! Sept. 19, 2011 Sysco Corporation announced earlier today that it has pledged to assess its current seafood supply and to develop ways to improve the sustainability of its seafood-buying practices and standards by 2015, […]

Video: “Food Security in a Changing World: Expanding the Vision of Sustainable Agriculture” by Fred Kirschenmann

A lecture on March 11, 2011 by Fred Kirschenmann, Distinguished Fellow, Aldo Leopold Center and Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Iowa State University; President, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture; President, Kirschenmann Family Farms.

15 Easy Ways to Grow From Food Consumer to Food Citizen

  “Food citizens are eaters who take an interest in food beyond its affordability and availability. Food citizens are concerned about environmental sustainability, the health of farmers and consumers, issues of justice for farm workers and the poor, and democratic participation in determining where our food system is heading.” — Wisconsin Foodshed Research Project Read […]