To keep prices low, Anabel’s is now getting bulk orders of essentials like rice and oats. But by enabling customers to purchase individualized quantities using their own containers rather than in prepackaged bags, the store will help reduce both food and packaging waste.
On a breezy Thursday afternoon, I breathed in the brisk spring air as I took my routine walk across the Ag Quad to Trillium for lunch. With a hurried pace and pumping heart, I mentally prepared to re-enact the Hunger Games in order to secure a spot in the line for the burrito station and a highly coveted seat. Before I could reach Trillium, however, something peculiar stopped me in my tracks. Tucked in a corner of the Ag Quad were clusters of people bouncing between a row of small tents. I immediately recounted the dreamy, warm days of early September, spent having leisurely lunches with friends while sprawled across red checkered picnic blankets on the grassy quad. The Cornell Farmers Market was back for spring, and I could not have been happier.
With a new score of 74.47, Cornell is ranked as one of the top 20 “Coolest Schools.” Cornell’s score was based off of the new Sustainable Landscapes Trail, Anabel’s Grocery store, the Lake Source Cooling energy system and the in-progress Earth Source Heat energy project.
Earlier this semester, I sat down with Professor Bruce Monger, Oceanography, who offered an environmental perspective on eating, his own philosophy on food and diet choices and advice on how to eat sustainably.