One of the many social justice issues Barnard students are dedicated to is reducing food waste — on campus and in their hometowns. Maia Robinson ’22 and Delaney Michaelson ’24 are two of the students who have picked up the mantle to encourage sustainable practices around food: Robinson by creating a system of community fridges in her hometown of Evanston, Illinois and Michaelson by addressing food waste and single-use plastic packaging on the Barnard and Columbia campuses.
“Community fridges are important because they are tangible representations of community care and abolition. They are a resource that shows that community members can help each other, and we don’t have to depend on institutions or the government to do that. Food is a right, and with community fridges we get closer to less food insecurity for everyone,” says Robinson, who was recently featured on @goodmorningamerica for her work with community fridges.
Visit the link in our bio to read more about these students’ efforts to reduce food waste.