Friday, February 24, 2012

Graduation Pledge!

Hello dearies,
My wonderful friend Katlynn and I have taken on a project through Slow Food that we are simply thrilled about, and I'd like to share it with you! 
I mentioned Slow Food in a previous post, but as a refresher it's a club which aims to address sustainability, fair trade, organic, and community concerns. They do some excellent work, and one of my favorite professors is the adviser, so I'm having a blast! This project that we took on is called the Graduation Pledge and what we are trying to do is get a booth at graduations where we can sign people up for the pledge. What the pledge is, is a symbolic gesture which says that you will keep sustainability and locality in mind when you're out in the culinary industry, and you'll think about recycling and reducing waste as much as possible.  We are making little green ribbon pins to give to the graduates who sign it, and Katlynn has made beautiful wallet cards with the pledge printed on them. I love this project, and am so excited about it.

This is a national organization, and tons of colleges around the country are participating- and although it is only a symbolic gesture, it gets people thinking about being environmental, and everyone starts somewhere!
I am so excited about this project, and our first day will be next Thursday for the AOS graduation, then Friday for the BPS. We are working really hard to get the word out around campus, and I really hope that people respond well to it!
If it sounds like something you'd be interested in, have a look at their webpage. This organization is non-profit and trying to do the right thing, it means a lot to me and I can't wait to get started.

What small steps have you taken to care for the earth? And if nothing yet, what would you like to do?
I hope that you are feeling brilliant and beautiful.
An abundance of love,

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