Our kitchen rules: UWS sustainable cookbook builds a healthier community

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For one year now, students and staff of the University of Western Sydney have been working to bring together their love of food and sustainable living in an exciting community initiative.

Finally, the fruits of their labour are ready to be shared with the world.

The UWS Community Cookbook was launched on Tuesday 28th August on the Parramatta campus.

Costa Georgiadis, charismatic host of Gardening Australia, was present to help launch the book, share sustainable living tips and dish out free samples of recipes featured in the book and prepared by uwsconnect.

The cookbook is a joint production of the University’s Office of Sustainability and Student Support Services and Jen Dollin, UWS Sustainability Coordinator, feels the book will have a place on everyone’s shelves.

“Our cookbook is designed to assist all members of the community, especially UWS students in our residences, to live healthier and more sustainable lives,” says Ms Dollin.

“The launch coincides with Sustainability Month at UWS which aims to promote a range of sustainability initiatives including the ‘greeningUWS’ product line, public space recycling, a recycled art competition, swap and sell stalls, fruit giveaways, and a free seed day.”

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All recipes in the cookbook have been donated by UWS staff, students and local community partners. The recipes have endured a rigorous testing system with a group of food enthusiasts spending several weeks in the kitchen cooking, tasting, evaluating and photographing every dish to ensure the recipes are easy to follow, tasty and accurate.

Selected dishes will be available for students and staff to purchase as they will now feature on the uwsconnect good choices menu across all campuses.

The UWS Community Cookbook is now available for purchase at all uwsconnect bookstores for $7.00 (incl. GST).

WHAT: The launch of the UWS Community Cookbook
WHEN: Tuesday 12th August from 12.30pm – 2.00pm
WHERE: The Boilerhouse Terrace – Building EKb, Parramatta South Campus, Corner of Victoria Road and James Ruse Drive, Rydalmere.


31 August 2012

Words: Hannah Guilfoyle

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