Take control of your health: Learn more about our Plant-Based Nutrition CertificateLearn more about our Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate

Steven Disla is the Instructional Designer for the Center for Nutrition Studies and helped create the latest certificate program which focuses on the nexus between food, the environment, and governmental and economic policy. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville with degrees in Mass Communication and International Studies. Currently he is working on developing a permaculture food forest in North Carolina.

Diet Choice or Food Miles? Where Can We Reduce Our Environmental Footprint?

Diet Choice or Food Miles? Where Can We Reduce Our Environmental Footprint?

Many environmental advocates have promoted eating locally as a way to reduce the carbon footprint of our diets, but are “food miles” really that significant? How does eating locally compare to eating plant-based foods as a means of mitigating climate change? Science has the answer!


Feeding Our Food: Agriculture and Deforestation

Feeding Our Food: Agriculture and Deforestation

Climate change is an existential crisis driven substantially by deforestation, which is driven in turn by food production. Along the way, the forces driving climate change also exploit people, degrade communities, and destroy biodiversity. A more sustainable and socially just future is possible. Learn how you can be a part of the solution.


We’ve partnered with renowned online education provider eCornell, to offer a revolutionary program to help you understand the importance of diet and nutrition for your life. In a few short weeks arm yourself with the knowledge you need to improve your overall health, learn new skills, or even inspire a career change. Hear what people are saying.

We’ve partnered with renowned online education provider eCornell, to offer a revolutionary program to help you understand the importance of diet and nutrition for your life. In a few short weeks arm yourself with the knowledge you need to improve your overall health, learn new skills, or even inspire a career change. Hear what people are saying.

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