Author Archives: UNM Sustainability Studies Program

Arriba New Mexico (#arribaNM): Uplifting our story

March 9th 2020 Marked the kick-off for the 4th World Conference on Women and the 64th Commission on the Status of Women, to take place at the United Nations Campus in Manhattan, New York. This was also a time for … Continue reading

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A Taste of Home: Digging into the Roots of an Indigenous Food Experience

Roxanne Swentzell is an artist, seed-saver, and a founder of the Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute. In 2013, she and her son, historian Porter Swentzell, along with 14 volunteers from the Santa Clara Pueblo, committed to an experiment: to eat only … Continue reading

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Growing Local: Re-Envisioning Farm to Table With “The Sprouting Kitchen”

Many buzzwords surround today’s local and organic food market. “Farm-to-table” or “farm-to-fork” come with various associations about what it means to have an experience with food grown in the diner’s own backyard. These experiences may include a pop-up dinner at … Continue reading

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Video Series: Happy Earth Day!

This video kicks off our celebration of Earth Day! 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of this important event, and is dedicated to global climate action. May we as humans remember our roles on the planet and aim to be our … Continue reading

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Can Ecological Grief Help Build a More Resilient Food System?

Climate change is impacting all of our lives. Climate change has created a crisis for agriculture and food systems. Increases in flooding, wildfires, droughts and extreme temperatures will impact traditions of food production; this altered way of life will result … Continue reading

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Growing in the Desert: A Guide to Arid Land Gardening

Have you been trying to get a backyard garden going somewhere in New Mexico? Has it been harder than you thought it would be? Do you want to try getting a garden going but don’t know where to start? Well, … Continue reading

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Save the date for the 12th Annual UNM Sustainability Expo

*The event has been canceled due to COVID-19.* You’re invited to join us for the 12th Annual UNM Sustainability Expo, happening on Thursday, April 23 from 10:30am to 2:30pm on Cornell Mall. This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary … Continue reading

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Goodbye Burger, Hello Venison

Atmospheric CO2 concentrations have been increasing at an exponential rate over the past century, to the worry of scientists and environmental activists alike. The agriculture industry makes up approximately 9% of total U.S greenhouse gas emissions, according to the EPA. … Continue reading

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Organic versus Local: Making the Most Sustainable Choices in Food

Food is fast becoming a critical issue in a world of changing climate. In order to address this challenge, consumer choices in food will have to become much more sustainable than they are at present. In this instance, sustainable covers … Continue reading

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To Bee Ethical is to Bee Sustainable

Among environmentalists, bee populations are a common concern. With the huge amount that they contribute to pollination of so many of the foods we eat, there is no other animal upon whom we depend more thoroughly, and their rapid decline … Continue reading

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