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Fred Olaleye Caught Green Handed Buying Local Produce

Fred Olaleye Caught Green Handed Buying Local Produce

Fred bought local produce from the farmstand at the Great Hall

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Local foodFred was caught buying tomatoes from a local farm at the Great Hall.  He was given a "Bleed Blue. Live Green." t-shirt and an eco-clamshell because he was taking his food to go.

Name: Fred Olaleye
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Chicago, IL

What other things do you do in your everyday life to be sustainable?

I always recycle, try to take short showers, and turn off the lights whenever I leave a room.

What sustainable efforts have you noticed around campus?

I've noticed that the EcoOlympics are going on now, which have a lot of different sustainable events.

If you could change one thing on campus to make it more sustainable, what would it be?Local food

I would add better vegan and vegetarian options so that it would be easier for people to make those sustainable choices instead of eating meat.  A lot of people said that they would be vegetarian at the beginning of the year, but gave up after it was too hard.

Will you be caught green handed next? Get Caught Green Handed is an initiative of Students for Sustainable Living created to reward sustainability actions at Duke. Get caught doing something eco-friendly, and receive great prizes including t-shirts, stainless steel water bottles and reusable grocery bags!  It's simple, just take actions throughout the day to reduce your environmental footprint and with a little luck, you could be caught GREEN HANDED! The contest will continue on a twice monthly basis throughout the fall semester.