Sustainability | CUESA


CUESA envisions a healthy world nourished by sustainable food systems, which are better for the environment, animals, small producers, and all people. Learn more about the components of a healthy food system.

What Is Sustainable Food?

Explore the four pillars of a healthy food system. More »

Waste Wise

Find tips and resources for keeping food waste out of the landfill. More »

Sustainable A-Z

Our A to Z exhibit is a series of vibrant eight-by-eight foot photomurals under the arches in front of the Ferry Building. Each letter introduces a concept in sustainable agriculture.

Animals that graze on pastureland eat a diverse and natural diet. They grow healthier and stronger than animals raised in conventional feedlots. Meat and dairy products from these pasture-fed animals are more nutritious than factory-farmed foods. On small farms, animals such as goats, sheep and cows eat weeds and supply a natural fertilizer. Huge livestock feedlots put out large emissions of methane gas, but grazing animals on rangeland reduces that substantially.


CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Learn More »