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A Fair Trade Valentine’s Day Flowers and chocolate decorate the front of every grocery store. But at what cost are these V-Day goods being produced and sold?

February 11, 2020 by | Uncategorized

It’s that time of the year again – almost Valentine’s Day! This year, we encourage you to look into the products which you’re purchasing for the holiday. Fair Trade is an institutional arrangement that allows businesses and producers to meet international standards on the production of goods. This organization advocates for environmental and social good,

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Eco-Friendly and Affordable New Year’s Resolutions Trying to be more environmentally conscious on a budget in 2020? Here are some New Year’s resolution ideas on how to do just that!

January 15, 2020 by | Uncategorized

Consider committing to Meatless Mondays, vegetarianism, or veganism. Through purchasing whole foods such as fruits, veggies, grains, seeds, and legumes, you might be surprised with how much money you can save by cutting out animal products or processed foods while staying healthy at the same time! Stay tuned for our plant-based guide for Chapman and

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Hunger Banquet Success An event which highlighted food insecurity and its relationship to climate change

October 31, 2019 by Sixtine Foucaut | Uncategorized

On Thursday, October 10th, the Office of Sustainability joined Civic Engagement and Second Harvest Food Bank for Chapman’s annual Hunger Banquet in the Fish Interfaith Center. Students participated in an interactive meal simulation wherein they randomly chose a card designating their social class for the night, which determined where they would sit and what meal

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Pledge to Meatless Mondays! Do your part for the environment by eating less meat

September 25, 2019 by Sixtine Foucaut | Sustainable Chapman

On Monday, September 9th,  the Office of Sustainability and Civic Engagement teamed up to table in the Piazza for Meatless Monday! Students were able to sign a digital pledge to commit to not eating meat on Mondays, and in exchange were offered reusable metal straws. Along with this environmentally-conscious pledge, students could grab vegetarian and

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The SMC Department Gets Conscious with Their Coffee Through the innovative recycling company, TerraCycle, the SMC team now averts their coffee pod waste from entering landfills.

April 12, 2019 by | Sustainable Chapman

Due to both the convenience and the wide variety that is offered, coffee pods have become commonplace in office spaces. However, the environmental impact of these little pods is often overlooked. Since recycling coffee pods can be challenging (not all municipalities accept #5 plastic), almost all pods end up in landfills. In 2014, there were

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