How would AU look without a single trash can full of waste bound for the landfill? What if all our food was sourced from local, sustainable, and organic sources to ensure the health of both people and the planet? In this month's newsletter, we seek to answer these questions by looking at both ends of the "consumption loop" - the source of our food, and the destination of our waste, including food waste.
From participating in the national RecycleMania competition to expanding our campus community garden, we already working on both ends of the loop. But of course a loop, by definition, actually has no ends. So the big question is how to transition one-directional processes into closed loops. A one-way process is "materials in" and "waste out." In a closed loop, materials circulate. For example, food waste becomes an input for new soil rather than heading to a landfill.
Find how you can help us close the loop by visiting our "What You Can Do" webpages for Zero Waste and Food. Don't hesitate to contact the Office of Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, comments, or suggestions.