Faces of Food – April 2014

Jasmine Farahbakhsh Food Security Researcher Most of us visit the grocery store each week, oblivious to the dumpster out back that’s overflowing with fruits and veggies, dented boxes of cereal, or food that has just recently reached its best before date. To Jasmine and other food rescuers, this source of food does not go unnoticed, more »

Jasmine Farahbakhsh

Coming Soon! Faces of Food

We will be starting to showcase University of Alberta food community members on a monthly basis so you can get to know some friendly faces around campus. These profiles will include researchers, student groups (and their members) and others who are involved in the food community. You will have the opportunity to learn a little more »

Sustainability Awareness Week 2013 2

SAW 2013 is coming soon! Check out the details below: Sustainability Awareness Week October 21 to 25, 2013 4 campuses. 5 days. 56 events. The University of Alberta is gearing up to celebrate sustainability with its sixth annual Sustainability Awareness Week (SAW), running October 21 to 25, 2013. Hosted by the Office of Sustainability in partnership with more »



Come join us for World Food Day 2013! 28

World Food Day 2013 is being celebrated internationally on October 16th, 2013! Per the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, this year’s theme is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”. The Sustainable Food Initiative would like to invite you to join us for a mixer on Wednesday, October 16th at 6 more »

Sustain SU Farmers’ Market 24

The Farmers’ Market organized by Sustain SU has announced Fall 2013 dates! If you’re interested in local, sustainable and fresh food, come meet the vendors. See below for details: Markets run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Main Floor of the Students’ Union Building Thursday, September 12th, 2013 Thursday, September 26th, 2013 Thursday, October more »

CSL Students 2012 15

Dear CSL students, This is a warning, because somebody thought it was a good idea to allow me to create a blog site. But, I digress. WELCOME! I am super stoked to have every last one of you involved in the project this semester. This is an exciting opportunity to kick the food culture at the U more »

History of SFI 1

The previous incarnation of SFI was as follows: U of A’s Students’ Union initiative aiming to improve food on campus by tackling issues around enviro and social sustainability, health and affordability. Description To bring delicious, nutritious, affordable and sustainable food to the UofA. General Information The Sustainable Food Initiative at the University of Alberta exists more »