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The Top Three Reasons Why You Should Switch to a Plant Based Diet

Sustainability is such an important concept that we need to be incorporating in all aspects of our lives.  Recycling, carpooling, and turning the lights off when you’re not in the room are all great starts, but we need to take … Continue reading

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Food + Insecurity = Chronic Diseases

Let’s first start by asking what is food insecurity and how is it linked to chronic diseases? According to the Economic Research Service, food insecurity is categorized in two groups: low food security is reduced quality, variety, or desirability of diet … Continue reading

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Why are Cattle in the Desert?

New Mexico is a desert biome subject to drought, a place where water is a sacred commodity. Monitoring residential usage while ensuring equitable dispersal of water are common concerns in our region. New Mexico directs 78 percent of its water … Continue reading

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Local and Whole Foods Helped My Severe Allergies

The term allergy is used quite often, but what exactly does it mean? An allergy is another word for rhinitis, which means “inflammation of the nose.” It refers to the reaction of cells in one’s body to irritants, or triggers, … Continue reading

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Save the date for the 11th Annual UNM Sustainability Expo

You’re invited to join us for the 11th Annual UNM Sustainability Expo, happening this year on Thursday, April 18 from 10:30am to 2:30pm on Cornell Mall. The Expo will feature a local growers’ market, interactive educational displays, and a clothing … Continue reading

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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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