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Sustaining a School Culture (of Sustainability)

By. Skylar L. Primm, Advisor/Lead Teacher at High Marq Environmental Charter School   “It doesn’t matter where you come from. You’re welcome here.” With these words, Alexis, an eighth grader, welcomes new and returning students to another school year at High Marq...

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Growing A New Generation of Environmental Stewards

By. Timothy B. Baird, Ed.D., Superintendent, Encinitas Union School District (CA)   Creating change at the school district level is hard. Systemic changes need to be implemented. Educational programs and teaching and learning focus needs to be shifted. Culture needs...

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MindShift

By. Alan Warner   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #98, Winter 2012 – 2013. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at www.greenteacher.com....

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The Time for Mindful Feeding in K-12 Schools is Now

By. Greg Christian, Founder and CEO, Beyond Green Partners   After years of cooking for my family, working in renowned restaurants in New York City developing my culinary skills, and owning an upscale catering business in Chicago…it took a family emergency before I...

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It Takes a Village to Transform School Lunches

By. Debbie Friedman, Program Director, The Conscious Kitchen   In the dining hall at Willow Creek Academy, a long line of eager kids winds its way toward the delicious aromas from the serving area, where chefs and fellow student servers with smiling faces await. The...

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Grow. Teach. Eat. Repeat.

By. Rachael Jones, Farm to School Director, Livingston (Montana) Public Schools   We typically think of farm to school as incorporating local produce, dairy, grains, and meat into school meals, but let’s not forget fish! Along the banks of the famous Yellowstone...

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Planting Seeds for Farm to School Success

By. Christina Conell, Senior Technical Advisor, USDA Office of Community Food Systems   Farm to school efforts are all about connecting kids to where their food comes from. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS) helps...

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Harvesting Life Lessons

By. Carrie Koplinka-Loehr   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #106, Spring 2015. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at...

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Field of Service: If You Create It, They Will Come

By. Bradley Ferguson, student at Mainland Regional High School, Linwood, New Jersey   Partnership. Teamwork. Dedication. Determination. With these ingredients, my school and community have cooked up a rich educational experience for students, and provided a foundation...

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