Sustainable Cortland

Sustainable Cortland is a community-based organization dedicated to sustainable solutions for Cortland County by advocating for the health and well-being of our residents, environment, and local economy.

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College Students Seek to Increase Health & Well-Being through Locally Grown Foods

Throughout the Spring 2013 semester, SUNY Cortland students will host and participate in six sustainable foods workshops designed to teach students about the importance of locally grown foods. During the one-hour workshops students will learn about foods produced in Cortland County, learn how to cook/prepare a snack or meal using those foods, and then have the chance to purchase foods that are healthy and sustainable. This project is also designed to teach students about the availability and benefit of using locally grown foods, create links between farmers and students, increase access to locally grown foods, and raise support and awareness for a student Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share program to begin for the Fall 2013 semester. Finally, a core group of students will be developed from participants in these sustainable foods events who will host two Sustainable Foods Workshops in the fall for people living in poverty so they can learn about healthier eating and shopping practices.


  • Feb. 7: Sustainable Lunch Day—Neubig Hall (highlighting local foods served on campus),
    11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 21: Blue Burrito (Dinner—Cooking Demo/Meet the Farmer), 3-5 p.m.
  • March 20: Sustainable Lunch Day (CSA Info/Main St. Farms Aquaponics)
  • March 26: Brix Pubaria (Dinner—Cooking Demo/Meet the Farmer), 6-7 p.m.
  • April 12: Sustainable Lunch Day—Neubig Hall (Granola/Breads/Aquaponics)
  • April 22: Blue Frog (Smoothies/Quiche/Breakfast), 5-6 p.m.