Tag Archives: Bucknell

Waste Weigh Friday

Last Friday, I helped oversee a cafeteria waste audit at Bucknell. It was my last day at the school and it was a nice culmination to a week of food waste awareness. It felt like a final exam–to gauge the impact of the week’s conversations, the posters in the cafeteria and a previous waste weigh. [...]

April 15, 2013 | Posted in College, General, Personal, Worth a Thousand Words | Comments closed

(Almost) Zero Waste

As part of my visit to Bucknell University this week, I organized a Zero Waste Dinner for a group of interested students. The idea was to create a meal that would produce no waste of any kind–be it food, paper or plastic. In addition to enjoying what they cooked, teams of students were involved in [...]

April 12, 2013 | Posted in College, Personal, Waste Stream | Comments closed

Encouraging Signs

I’m back at Bucknell University for the third of four week-long stints as an expert-in-residence. I’ll be guest lecturing in a variety of classes, leading a zero waste dinner and facilitating a waste weigh. I always relish the chance to discuss food waste with young folks–be it through giving talks, teaching or other. But perhaps [...]

April 8, 2013 | Posted in College, Personal | Comments closed

Positive Signs

During my previous trip to Bucknell, where I have a series of week-long engagements, I visited Nancy White’s Mindful Consumption class a few times. The students then had an assignment to create awareness-raising signs on food waste. To my great delight, these signs are now hanging in Bucknell’s (trayless) cafeteria, where John Cummins and his [...]

December 12, 2012 | Posted in College, Personal | Comments closed

Waste Weigh Debrief

On Friday, I oversaw a waste weigh at Bucknell University. I updated Friday’s post with the results, but I want to provide more context. Here goes… The logistics: students scraped their plate remains into a clear container atop a large scale. This waste weigh setup was just in front of the plate return belt, making [...]

October 22, 2012 | Posted in College, Personal | Comments closed

Waste Weigh Friday

I’ve spent this past week at Bucknell University. I gave a campus talk, guest lectured in a variety of classes and met with professors and students. It has been an engaging, fun few days. But the main participatory activity of the visit takes place today at lunch, when we’ll hold a waste audit in the main [...]

October 19, 2012 | Posted in College | Comments closed

In Residence at Bucknell

I’m spending this week at Bucknell University as an expert-in-residence. The O.V.W. Hawkins Expert-in-Residence, if you insist on proper nouns. I’m honored and humbled. This is one of four visits that I’ll make this academic year, and if all the visits are this engaging and interesting, it’ll be quite an experience. Thus far, I’ve talked to [...]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Personal | Comments closed
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