Hello everyone! My name is Kate and I am the author of this blog! I am the intern for the Director of the Office of Sustainability. I am also a first year student and I am a double major in Environmental Science and Sustainability Studies with a concentration in Public Policy. A fun fact about […]

Weekly Update!!!

Next week I will be starting Sustain-a-Spotlights! Each day will feature a different Office of Sustainability team member or partner! Some upcoming events to keep in mind: February 29th-March 4th: Interviews for summer garden applicants March 5th-13th: Spring Break! The blog will be on a short hiatus. March 29th: Our lovely, Grantham Garden Manager, Olivia […]

Food for Thought (2/25/16)

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it for the glory of the Lord.” I am a firm believer in organics and buying locally grown produce and meat. I worked on an organic farm in New City, NY my senior year of high school. I learned a lot from that experience, but […]

Food for Thought (2/23/16)

“No water, no life. No blue, no green.” Sylvia Earle Yesterday I talked about plastic in the ocean and threw out some disturbing figures. Today I want to talk about an amazing young man who came up with an idea to get all of the plastic out of the oceans. The link I have attached […]

Food for Thought (2/22/16)

“Only we humans make waste that nature can’t digest.” Charles Moore, Marine Researcher According to a National Geographic article published in 2015,  8 MILLION TONS of plastic are dumped into the ocean each year. Now if you don’t know how much 1 ton is that figure can be hard to understand, “Jenna Jambeck, University of Georgia […]

Food for Thought (2/19/16)

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” WH Auden This post is the end of last week’s series. Apologies for the late posting, I was having some technical difficulties (Messiah wi-fi problems)! According to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme 2015 report, 663 million people worldwide don’t have access to safe drinking water. It is […]

Food for Thought (2/18/16)

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not reap or store away in barns and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26 Now that we know what it means to be a caretaker, how can we apply that to our lives? I’m not suggesting […]

Food for Thought (2/17/16)

“…A relationship with God’s creation and a ministry of caring for and healing the earth are integral to what it means to be a Christian…” (United Methodists, Caretakers of God’s Creation The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a caretaker as “one that gives physical or emotional care and support.” Usually, when we talk about someone being […]

Food for Thought (2/16/16)

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, so they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” (Genesis 1:26) Today we are continuing our discussion of being “stewards […]

Food for Thought (2/15/16)

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth… God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” (Genesis 1:1, 31) For this week’s “Food for Thought” we will be exploring all the ways God calls us to care for creation. To kick off this week’s theme, it only makes sense […]