Fall 2012 Greening Class Projects
- Get Charged!
- E-Radicate E-Waste
- Weatherizing Waltham
- Tap Brandeis
- Earthworm Kids
- Deis Hikes
- Goin' Compostal
Fall 2010 Greening Class Projects
- GO GREEN & Beyond
- Oh the Things We'll Grow!
- Smart Meters
- Healthy Homes
- Green Computing
- Room of Requirement
- Yifan's Greening the Ivory Tower Fall 2010 class video
Fall 2009 Greening Class Projects
- The Patchwork Garden
- The Garden Shed
- Healthy Eating for Less
- More Than Words
- Trails and Mapping
- Greening Lemberg
Fall 2008 Greening Class Projects
Healthy Eating for Less
Healthy eating habits are often closely related to environmentally friendly eating habits. But healthy eating is especially difficult for low-income families because nutritious foods tend to be more expensive than less healthy foods.The state of Massachusetts provides housing for homeless families in hotels. Many of these families have only a mini-fridge and a microwave to prepare meals, and a small budget for food. If they have little or no income, families may be relying entirely on a small monthly allotment provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which can only be used in participating markets.
Our goal was to increase awareness of healthy eating habits and teach low-income families how to shop for affordable foods that meet their nutritional needs. We held a series of workshops in October, November and December at the Home Suites Inn in Waltham. Our first event featured a discussion about the importance of whole grains and fiber. Our second event addressed sugar content in different kinds of cereal, yogurt and oatmeal. The third event featured a lesson on unit prices and buying in bulk.
We also created a booklet of cooking tips and recipes that don’t require anything more than a microwave.
- Home Suites Inn
- Jewish Family & Children's Services
- Whole Foods (Newtonville)
- Hannaford Supermarket (Waltham)
- Shaw's Supermarkets (Waltham locations)
- Waltham Fields Community Farm
- Brandeis student volunteers
Jie Dong, Jessica Vitale and Alia Bluestein