Author Archives: UNM Sustainability Studies Program

Albuquerque Residential Composting Program

A fair question to ask is why should I care about composting? Does it even really make a difference? The best way to answer that is through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Food Recovery Hierarchy. The schematic highlights the ways … Continue reading

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Wide spread hunger in New Mexico — what you can do to help

At least 124,980 children in New Mexico are at risk of hunger right now. This is just one of the unsettling facts that surround the food insecurity epidemic happening currently in our state.  Feeding America’s May 2017 “Map the Meal … Continue reading

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Exploring a Farmers’ Market

A farmers’ market is an epitome of a neighborhood grocery store, with vendors selling fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses and baked goods. The vibrant colors and aromas that linger through a farmers’ market are indicators of what you might encounter. Not … Continue reading

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Two Simple Steps to Move Towards a Plant-based Diet

When someone thinks about sustainability, the first things that come to mind may be buying local, switching to CFL or LED light bulbs, recycling, and the list goes on. But not a lot of people think about what they’re eating. … Continue reading

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Sustainable Food for UNM Students

Eating on campus can be a sustainable adventure that educates and creates healthy habits that last a lifetime. Colleges all over the US are working towards connecting students to their local foodshed and to fresh food, by buying locally and … Continue reading

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Vermicomposting in New Mexico

What is vermicomposting? It is composting using worms, Specifically with Eisenia fetida, the most common type of red worm. These worms are favored because they are sturdy and tend to stay near the surface, helping to quickly process food waste. … Continue reading

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Futuristic Farming

The Earth is home to more and more people every day, and as more people are born more resources are used. Currently the population of the world is roughly 7.5 billion people, growing at such a rate that alternative and … Continue reading

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