Sustainability Efforts by the Oxford Food Pantry

By: Allison Reineck I had the amazing opportunity of being a regular volunteer this spring semester at the Talawanda Oxford Pantry and Social Services (TOPSS). I have been witness to many efforts of sustainability that continue to be practiced by the organization as well as those still in the making.  Before my time at the … More Sustainability Efforts by the Oxford Food Pantry

Composting: Nature’s Way of Recycling in Oxford and at Home

By: Elizabeth Weber Just over a year ago, I wrote my first article as a GreenHawks Staff Writer: “Get Involved in Composting!” The article covered the beginning of the City of Oxford’s composting pilot program and their role in various events to educate community members about the importance of composting. Through composting, the amount of … More Composting: Nature’s Way of Recycling in Oxford and at Home

Reducing Food Waste: My tour of the Demske Culinary Support Center

Have you ever thought about how much food you throw away? If you’re like the average North American, it’s probably more than you think:  a 2011 Food and Agriculture Organization study found that typical per capita waste in the industrialized nations of North America and Europe is about 95-115 kg (210-254 lb) per year. Worldwide, … More Reducing Food Waste: My tour of the Demske Culinary Support Center