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Issues

The schooling for sustainability movement recognizes that young people in school today will inherit a host of pressing and often escalating issues.

The Center for Ecoliteracy has identified a number of these that seem particularly germane to schooling for sustainability. A systems perspective reveals that many of these issues are connected. Responding to them will require understanding them in themselves as well as the patterns of relationship that connect them. In addition to addressing these issues in the curriculum, schools "teach" students about them through their institutional actions (e.g., how and where they procure food for school meals, whether their buildings and transportation systems conserve or waste energy, how they purchase supplies and manage waste).    

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Created in partnership with National Geographic, with examples of learning experiences for linking food, culture, health, and the environment.

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Tools for demonstrating the academic, health, environmental, and financial benefits of high-quality, appealing school meals.

Event

Oct. 17, 2014: Karen Brown to discuss "Re-Localizing the Food System" at the annual Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, CA.

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School food system reform is a critical strategy for addressing fundamental justice issues.

Essay
California Thursdays Success Story: San Diego Unified
Clare Leschin-Hoar

San Diego USD is sending the message that school food can be both delicious and nutritious, and the district's students are listening.

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A planning framework in downloadable PDF form for improving school food, supporting sustainable food systems, and teaching and integrating curriculum around food issues.

Blog
Lisa Bennett - Responding to the School Garden Debate
Lisa Bennett

What was your response to the Atlantic article on school gardens?

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Karen Brown - Pedaling Bamboo
Karen Brown

DIY low-cost bikes from "weeds"

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Karen Brown - Just say no to drugs at lunch
Karen Brown

Nice package. But what's really inside that milk carton?

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woman in black dress
Karen Brown

Two friends fund a scholarship program with sustainable style.

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