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The Power of We in Food Education

Welcome to my first (and definitely not last) post as a part of Blog Action Day 2012.

Blog Action Day is an free annual event, that has run since 2007. It’s aim is to unite the world’s bloggers by posting about the same issue on the same day, in order to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all.blog action day

One type of education that needs the Power of We is food education. Food education is not a part of formal education yet (not to mention the unhealthy cafeteria lunches), and eating habits are largely formed within the home, and influenced by advertisements. I definitely speak from experience when I say that my journey in food has been an interesting one. Continue reading “The Power of We in Food Education”

Discovering murals in Philly

One of my favorite aspects of living in Philly is the murals that you find all over the city. I have never taken a tour of all the murals painted by the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, although I always mean to. As a result, I am always delighted when I come across a mural that I have not seen before. Continue reading “Discovering murals in Philly”

>Planting Life in West Philly

>by Nicolle Morales Kern Earth Week 2009 engaged the Drexel community in ways to incorporate green ways into everyday life. April 25 was no different when the Community Alumni Network of Drexel University (CAN DU) partnered with University City Green (UC Green) to plant trees in the West Philadelphia neighborhood. Malcolm X Park on 52nd and Pine Streets was the host of about 336 alumni and undergraduate volunteers from Drexel and the local community who came to beautify the park. Photo:Drexel Alumni Sheila Dhand and Katrina Daniels finish planting a tree. Drexel students from organizations such as the Sierra Club, … Continue reading >Planting Life in West Philly