Author Archives: UNM Sustainability Studies Program

Save the Date for the 9th Annual UNM Sustainability Expo

You’re invited to join us for the 9th Annual UNM Sustainability Expo, happening this year on Thursday, April 20 from 10:30am to 2:30pm on Cornell Mall. The Expo will feature a local growers’ market, interactive educational displays, and a handcrafted … Continue reading

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The Benefits and Age-Old Success of Waffle Gardens: A history on one of the oldest sustainable farming methods of the Southwest

Located in the arid Southwest, on the Southeastern edge of the Colorado Plateau lives the A:shiwi also known as the Zuni people. Zuni Pueblo is the largest of the nineteen pueblos in New Mexico and perhaps the most isolated. Zuni … Continue reading

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Organic vs. Conventional: A Closer Look at the Facts

We’ve all heard it before: “Eat organic. It keeps your body and our environment healthy!” But where is this advice coming from? Aside from information from a handful of knowledgeable professionals, many of the things we hear touting the health … Continue reading

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Street Food Institute Voted Local Hero!

An idea that started out as a chuck wagon to feed hungry cowboys has evolved into one of the best ways to enjoy affordable, tasty food while investing money into your local economy. Yes, I’m talking about food trucks. A … Continue reading

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The Power of Yogic Farming

Is the power of thought to be the farming method of the future? Sustainable Yogic Agriculture has been taking India by storm, led by the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU). Thousands of farmers in India are combining methods of … Continue reading

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Food with a Side of Plastic

I have been fascinated with the idea of waste ever since I started the UNM Sustainability Studies Program. I think it is incredible that we throw out 40% of our food in the United States and that we have things … Continue reading

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Pay Dirt: Overcoming the Challenges of Urban Gardening

Gardening in urban areas is challenging because of space limitations. About five years ago, I decided to take the plunge and begin growing my own vegetables.  I knew very little about gardening and failed to do the research necessary to … Continue reading

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