MCC Food and Sustainability Club

A community page for the MCC Sustainability Club

How GMO Crops Impact Livestock and Human Health Worldwide

This documentary is free to watch through 9/30 and can be found on Vimeo. "Transgenic Wars," an award-winning film by French investigative journalist Paul Moreira, looks at the effects of GE crops, both on livestock and human health.

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The F Word.

We all want it, we all need it, and we all think about it a lot throughout our daily lives.

That’s right, I’m talking about Food—our choices regarding food today greatly affect our health, our communities, and our environment.

Do you believe in consuming fresh, organic, affordable (or free!), locally grown food? Are you interested in sustainable agriculture? Have you ever wanted to learn how to garden or grow your own food right here in New England? Perhaps you already love doing these things but you’re looking for like-minded people to share your passions with? Do you just want to do something positive and healing for yourself or the community? If yes, the MCC Sustainability Club would be a perfect place for you to "grow".

Right here on the Bedford Campus of MCC, we are working towards promoting a culture of environmental responsibility and providing students and faculty with the opportunity to learn about and sink their teeth into beautiful, fresh, organic food. Our community garden has 2500 square feet of growing space divided into community plots for students, faculty, and staff and 1200 square feet dedicated to the Sustainability Club in which we use it to learn, educate, grow, and eat our own food.

We have some amazing projects coming up including providing organic smoothies on campus, canning and preserving, participating in a campus wide outdoor cleanup, and of course, planting and we would love more student involvement! Soon enough, we will also have some leadership positions available for club members. Not only does club involvement look wonderful on both transcripts and resumes, it’s a great opportunity to meet people on a campus that is constantly bustling and rotating. We are also a particularly unique club as we continue to meet throughout the summer as that is our growing season. Just because this semester might be approaching it’s end, doesn't mean club activities will cease! We welcome both Lowell and Bedford students! The Sustainability Club has a blast together and we want you to be a part of it.

If you are a current MCC student, a former MCC student, or even a person who has people on their friend list who attend MCC and you believe in our cause or know someone who does, please share this status. I would love to see it spread throughout the MCC community of social networkers so that we can all work together towards living a sustainable lifestyle that works with nature rather than against it.

Sustainability Club meets in Bedford at 2:00 pm on Fridays in Henderson Hall room 308, pop in anytime, add yourself to our roster via the MCC Compass, or reach out to the Club president, Taylor Nolet, for more information at
Come get your hands dirty.


Tips to Reduce Food Waste A guide to storing food wisely and using nearly every bite, scrap and smidgen in your kitchen.

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The 12 Best Vegetables for Container Gardening No garden? No problem.

We are making smoothies at our club meeting today!

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This Woman’s Speech Made The Audience Go Silent. It’s About The Food You Eat Food marketers have the tricky task of figuring out how to get us to buy food. Whether food is healthy or unhealthy food, we have to be willing to put it into our bodies and they will be producing it until they can’t convince us anymore. When it comes to food production, a lot of […]

Free-Energy Ocean Turbines: The Death Of Fossil Fuels! By Steven Bancarz| We already know that using fossil fuels as a main source of energy is completely outdated and unnecessary. Several significant pollutants are produced by fossil fuel combustion as well: carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, and hydrocarbons. Oil spills and co

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Plastic Junk Litters our Oceans, Killing Sea Life -- And it's Getting Worse A research team recently returned from a visit to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and were “utterly shocked” by how it had grown since their last trip in 2009.

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National Gardening Association The ″stinking rose″ is a kitchen essential, beloved by cooks for its piquant flavor and appreciated by gardeners for its ease of cultivation. It's also very productive -- plant a pound of garlic and you'll reap 7 to 10 pounds in return. And fall...

Man Single Handedly Plants a Forest Larger Than Central Park NYC – Expanded Consciousness Since the 1970’s Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush

Food Wastage Footprint Takes Full Account of Food Costs The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) addresses food waste and full-cost accounting through the Food Wastage Footprint project.

Earth lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF Species across land, rivers and seas decimated as humans kill for food in unsustainable numbers and destroy habitats

Taking a Bite Out of the Environment: Top 10 Most Environmentally Destructive Foods Taking a deeper look into the lifecycle of some of the most environmentally destructive foods, we came up with a list of the top 10 offenders. By avoiding some of the most harmful foods, you can help limit your own environmental impact and protect the planet in the process.

[09/26/14]   Elections being held at Sustainability Meeting Today.

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Time: 2:30pm

Obama to create world’s largest protected marine reserve in Pacific Ocean He has protected more federal land and sea by executive power than any other president in at least 50 years.

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