Friday, April 16, 2010


Save Your Planet and Eat It, Too! I am looking forward to being a panelist at this student driven initiative in the Wiess Commons Saturday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Having worked with many student groups and classroom projects this last year, I believe that students here at Rice are woefully uninformed about what Dining Services has done and is going to do in the face of increasing health problems and the importance of sustainability.

Just today, there was an opinion article in the Thresher about the need to go green at Rice and although I felt the author was right on target, the failure to include any of the things we have accomplished this year and our future goals was disingenuous. In essence, it is a marketing problem within Dining Services that needs to be solved. We are working on that too.

Our Dining Website includes many things relating to Wellness and Sustainability and I am really unsure that students are referring to these pages. If they are, there seems to be a large amount of apathy since I receive virtually no comments from the general student body (none actually) about food accept from the food groups and interested organizations.

Anyway, I am really excited to reference the great things we have done in the areas of health, wellness, and sustainability at the conference tomorrow and encourage those who wish to know what we are doing to attend. Here is a link to their blog…

See you tomorrow,


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