The Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly September 2019 issue is out, with innovation in school food systems as the theme. The "Food For Thought" issue explores the many ways in which schools can redesign their food procurement and management systems to promote a more sustainable community.
Here’s a few of our favorite features from this issue:
- Kari Hamerschlag and Julian Kraus-Polk from Friends of the Earth reinforce the idea that a diet consisting mainly of plants is a tool to fight climate change and health issues in their article “Plant-Forward Food: A Powerful Step Toward Climate-Friendly Schools.” The feature shares evidence of the many benefits of restructuring school food systems around plant-based meals.
- Austin Independent School District’s Darien Clary, Anne Muller and Anneliese Tanner highlight the journey to achieve their sustainable food system vision in the featured case study “Cultural Change Is the Key Ingredient in Building a Sustainable Food System at Austin Independent School District.” The authors share the district’s lessons learned, successes and challenges in their food system revolution.
- Students at Olney Friends School have a unique experience of being directly connected to the environment around them through their 350-acre organic farmland. As told by a recent graduate in the feature “Growing Sustainability-Minded Citizens on the Farm at Olney Friends School,” students leave the school with a rich appreciation for the environment, sustainability and food systems.
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