For my senior thesis I am developing a system/product that makes healthy eating more accessible at The New School campus, while serving as a communal outlet for education about sustainable living. The Green Market, in New York City, is a good resource for providing fresh and sustainable food options; however, there is little that’s been done to bridge the market and The New School despite both parties being within walking distance of each other. Through, my product I hope to alert students to the Green Market and other resources that demonstrate the use of sustainable practices.
Solari is composed of two carts – one for vending fresh food on campus and another for transporting ingredients from the Green Market to The New School. In key spots within The New School Building, students will have access to either a freshly prepared salad bar or juice. Freshly squeezed juice will be served in place like the Green Roof or Gym. And in certain areas where classes take place, there will be access to a salad bar. Solari will provide students with healthy energy- infused foods, while educating about sustainability.