Celebrate Autumn’s Bounty with a Sustainable Dinner Party

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Squash & Pumpkins” by Nicolas Raymond (This photograph is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License)*

It’s fall y’all!

There’s a new crispness to the air, and the leaves are turning vibrant shades of crimson and gold. Days get shorter, nights get cooler, and autumnal crops are plentiful. What better way to celebrate the joys of the harvest season than with a sustainable dinner party?


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Meatless Monday Can Be Easy With These Recipes!

featured.jpgMeatless Monday is a movement aimed to reduce the amount of red meat, poultry and fish consumed by the average resident of the United States. According to their website, going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. And going meatless once a week can also help reduce our carbon footprint and save precious resources like fossil fuels and fresh water.” Learn more by checking out their Why Meatless? page, and their Nutrition FAQ page.

Don’t know where to start? These two recipes are packed with lean protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber, to only name a few. Serve them along with plates of fresh fruit, including grapes, apple and orange slices, and water as the main dinner beverage.


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Five ways to get involved in Food Day 2015

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Happy Food Day! Here are five ways you can get involved this year. We hope you join an event in your area or celebrate online today!


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Why Aren’t Presidential Candidates Talking about Food and Agriculture?

With the first Democratic debate a week behind us and the election still over a year away, we’ve entered a long but important window to influence campaign conversation.

In last week’s debate, the candidates spoke for 101 minutes during which gun control was mentioned 40 times. Russia and Syria followed in a tight second with 36 mentions, clocking in above the economy, which got called out 30 times. The health of Americans—or more specifically, healthcare—came up less than half as frequently, but still garnered 13 mentions.

 


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How Green Meals Can Make an Impact on the World

In a world where flooding and disaster make daily headlines, sometimes it’s hard to have hope. It can be tough to imagine a world where everyone is fed wholesome, nutritious meals, where our eating practices align with our values toward animals, and our footprint on the planet is light. That world doesn’t have to be a dream. As stated on their website, Food Day, celebrated on Oct. 24, “inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies” by focusing on healthier, sustainable food practices. This year’s focus, Toward a Greener Diet, encourages each of us to adopt healthier, earth-friendly and more humane food practices. And that means eating more plant-based foods.


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Community and Campus-Wide Screenings for Food Day

featured.jpgBullfrog Films is the nation’s leading publisher of films about the environment and related social-justice issues.  Our programs point the way to a new paradigm for living happily, healthily and sustainably. We are happy to support Food Day’s efforts to promote safer, healthier diets; support sustainable and organic farms; reduce hunger and improve food access; reform factory farms to protect the environment and farm animals; and support fair working conditions for food and farm workers. 


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Food Day at Chico State Focuses on More, Better Food for Students

Real food for real people is a key Food Day message at Chico State this year.

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CSU, Chico’s Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) and other real-food organizations kick off Food Day 2015 on Wednesday, October 21 with the on-campus Apple Crunch Challenge (apples from local growers provided!). 


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