Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Arizona State University
Tier2-8: Themed Semester or Year

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Betty Lombardo
Manager
University Sustainability Practices
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Has the institution chosen a sustainability-related theme for its themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the past three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the themed semester, year, or first-year experience:

The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences located at Arizona State University’s West campus has chosen food as its sustainability-related theme for the 2009-2010 academic year. Over the summer, all new freshmen have read Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food,” and during Welcome Week they participated in small group discussions of this book, led by faculty. That discussion kicked off a yearlong series of films, lectures, panels and demonstrations on food, entitled “Much Ado About Food.” This series is engaging the campus to think about this important topic to which multiple disciplines —science, public policy, economics, psychology, religion, culture— bring significant insights.


The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

The website URL where information about the theme is available:

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