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Develop Local Foods Network (Ongoing)

Recent Project Updates

  • 6/23/2021

    ArcGIS created an interactive map displaying the information of farms across the State of Illinois. The farms displayed on this map offer direct sales of meat and produce to local markets and consumers on-site.

  • 2/4/2018

    The CEE 398 Project Based Learning and the Sustainability Minor's ENVS 492 Capstone students completed their nine fall 2017 reports.

    There were five projects completed for capstone partners:

Key Objective

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In order to reduce the agricultural emissions, one goal of the 2010 iCAP is to create a local foods network. To reduce the problem of food miles and its related emissions, the campus needs to close the loop in food production, use, and waste recycling. This will require a shift to more sustainable agriculture and animal production practices, providing a support infrastructure of a local foods network, and a large-scale foodcomposting project to eliminate unnecessary food waste.

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