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  •  Making Sustainability Work: Annie's Inc.

    On Thursday, October 17th, the Food and Agribusiness Institute partnered with a number of other campus groups to bring Shauna Sadowski, the Director of Sustainability for Annie’s Inc., to the Santa Clara campus to discuss the company’s sustainable business practices and goals. Shauna began her presentation by sharing Annie’s mission statement, which reads: “Our mission is to cultivate a healthier, happier world by spreading goodness through nourishing foods, honest words and conduct that is considerate and forever kind to the planet. We have focused on building a successful and growing business in pursuit of our mission.”

     Shauna delivered an informative and creative presentation that explained the company’s unique approach to sustainability in the work place, the company’s main environmental concerns, and current projects that aim to help Annie’s be more sustainable while also raising awareness about smart and organic agriculture. Annie’s prides itself on its wide range of organic products and its attention to farm to fork and relationships with farmers.

    The Environmental Studies and Sciences (ESS) Department helped to co-sponsor the event and many ESS students expressed interest in pursuing careers that are similar to Shauna’s. The event had a great turnout and Shauna was a personable presenter who provided interesting information about Annie’s as a company and also offered insight to the world of sustainability and eco-friendly careers. 

    Thank you Shauna for visiting Santa Clara and thank you to all who attended the event! 

  •  Annie's is coming to SCU!

    Annie's Homegrown: A Unique Approach to Sustainability

    Do you love Annie's mac & cheese as much as FAI does? If so, come hear Shauna Sadowski, Director of Sustainability at Annie's Homegrown Inc., talk about the company's attention to social responsibility, sustainability, and of course, taste! Annie's mission statement, as stated below, aligns closely with FAI's priorities and interests.

    "To cultivate a healthier and happier world by spreading goodness through nourishing foods, honest words and conduct that is considerate and kind to the planet."

    Annie's has a unique approach to sustainability and greatly values organice products and responsible agriculture. The event will provide an opportunity for Santa Clara students and staff to hear more about the company through the eyes of an accomplished and dedicated member of the Annie's team.

     

    When: Thursday, October 17th, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where: Wiegand Room, Arts & Sciences 102

    Cost? Free!

    Food and drink will be provided by FAI!

    Register here: http://anniesatscu.eventbrite.com

     

    We hope you will join us!

  •  Hunger Week's Food for Thought: Feeding10Billion

     

     

    Curious about how we will be able to feed the exponentially growing world population? You won’t want to miss the 2nd event of SCU’s Hunger Week then.  As part of the “Food for Thought” lecture series, Paul Matteucci from Feeding10Billion will be speaking about his project. His project looks into finding solutions for this concern; not to mention many of his innovative ideas are currently used by several food systems entrepreneurs.

    When?

    Tuesday May 21st at 7:00pm

    Where?

    Lucas Hall, Rm. 106

    Why?

    This talk will provide fascinating ideas and insights into one of the world’s largest concerns.

    It is also a way to get involved with SCU’s newest club BTGAP, Bridging the Gap to Alleviating Poverty. The club has a lot of opportunities available for its members, so get involved now!

     

    We hope to see you there! This is sure to be an inspiring talk that you won’t want to miss, as well as an opportunity to get involved on campus in SCU’s newest club BTGAP! Make sure to spread the word about Hunger Week by adding #scuhungerweek2013 to your Instagrams/Twitter/Facebook images of the events!


  •  Food for Thought: Building a Sustainable Food System

    Wednesday, October 26
    Benson California Mission Room
    12PM

    In conjunction with California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), the Food and Agribusiness Insistute is pleased to present our first Food for Thought speaker panel of the school year.  Topics include the history of the organics movement, the “Dirty Dozen” campaign targeting the top 12 worst pesticides used in agriculture, and different strategies to build and maintain sustainable food systems.

    The speaker panel will be feature:
    Bob Scowcroft- founder of the Organic Farming Research Foundation
    Monica Moore- founder of Pesticide Action Network

     

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