Ecological and Mind/Body

Check out the updated Ecological page!

Deadline to register for the 10/3 Mind/Body seminar is 8 PM Thursday, 9/30. Also please note that the Mind/Body seminar will take place in 500 Hall of Languages, a room change from the previous two seminars.


Ecological Ethics of Eating Tonight

If you registered for tonight’s Ecological Ethics of Eating seminar, here’s who we have in store:

Matthew Potteiger is Professor of Landscape Architecture at the State University of New York, Syracuse and is the co-author, with Jamie Purinton, of Landscape Narratives: Design Practices for Telling Stories.  His teaching, research and community projects focus on linking food systems with social and ecological systems. This work includes comparative studies of the landscape and food systems of Japanese, Brazilian and North American cities. He has worked on numerous projects aimed at creating a more sustainable and socially just regional food system including helping to establish Syracuse Grows and coordinating local food system stakeholder groups. Foraging is his favorite food procurement strategy.

Forgot to register? The Mind/Body seminar is only a week away, and you have until 8 PM Thursday to email to reserve your spot. Look for a recap of tonight’s event under an “Ecological” page tomorrow.

Hunger + GM Corn

Anyone interested in becoming involved in anti-hunger efforts in the Syracuse community is welcome to contact Syeisha Byrd (, Director of Community Engagement at SU.

Also, for those concerned about genetically modified foods, here’s a petition to deter  American grocery stores from selling the stuff.

Remember, the deadline to register for Ecological night (9/26) is tomorrow, 9/22!

Socio-Cultural Page Updated

Check out the Socio-Cultural page for a recap of last night’s activities!

Hungry for more? Email before Thursday to RSVP for Ecological night next Monday, 9/26. And in the mean time, chew on this:  Presidential Hopeful Says Food Industry Is Overregulated

Are We Wasting Ethically?

Just FYI, all leftover food from Ethics of Eating events is being donated to a local food pantry. While the plates we are using are paper (washable dishes were prohibitively expensive), they are compostable and being composted thanks to SU Food Services–check out some of the things they’re doing to have less impact on the earth!

Also, please remember that the only way to register for Ethics of Eating seminars is by emailing Facebook RSVPs will not be accepted. We are asking you to RSVP by 8PM the Thursday preceding the Monday seminar you wish to attend so we have enough time to order food.

Reminder: Socio-Cultural Night Monday

Don’t forget to attend our kickoff Ethics of Eating dinner, Socio-Cultural, this Monday night! Panelists include:

  • Michelle Molloy, a graduate landscape architecture student at SUNY-ESF with an interest in food system studies. Molloy worked this past summer as a community geography research assistant, researching disparity in access to fresh produce in Syracuse and studying food justice issues. She will talk about this research, especially in relation to Syracuse. 
  • Michele Jordan, coordinator of the Interreligious Food Consortium of CNY, will talk about what the IFC is doing in regard to food justice issues, and how students can get involved.
  • Douglas Anderson, regional director for Church World Service and director of CROP Walk for this region, will talk about the CROP Walk and global hunger. CROP walk has been adopted as a next project by the SU students involved with the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Challenge; see for more information.
  • Amber Coon, SUNY-ESF student and member of the Syracuse Animal Rights Organization, will discuss how vegan/vegetarian eating contributes to solving the local and global food shortage.

If you missed the deadline to RSVP for Monday’s event, be sure to email to attend next week’s Ecological dinner.

Join us 09.19.11 for our kickoff dinner!

UPDATE:  All meals are free!

Space is limited; reserve a seat by contacting Contact by 8 PM the Thursday before the Monday seminar you wish to attend (e.g. those attending 9/19 will RSVP by 9/15, 9/26 by 9/22, etc.)

The following seminars meet in the ABC conference rooms above the main floor of the Schine Student Center:

9/19    Socio-Cultural

9/26    Ecological

10/17 Spiritual

10/24 Ethical

Approach the Schine cafeteria, but turn left before you enter it and take the stairs to the Panachi Lounge. ABC rooms will be to your right.

10/3 Mind/Body seminar will take place in 500 Hall of Languages.

10/10 Cooking Workshop will meet in Lyman Hall.

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