The Sustainable Food platform will feature events, projects, and advocacy initiatives that promote healthy, locally sourced, organic, sustainable, and food that is properly labeled. Our goals are to inspire students on their campuses, and in their communities to stand up for health and food safety, become informed about better food choices and nutrition, improve meals and snacks in school dining halls, and advocate for policy change with widespread action. Take a look at some of the projects we are launching and let us know if you would like to become involved. Click here.
Starting in March 2012, TTG is working with students on California college campuses to help gather signatures for the California Ballot Initiative to Label GMO Food. By April 22, 650,000 signatures are needed to ensure that this initiative makes it onto the California ballot in November 2012. Let’s make it happen! It’s our Right to Know and our Right to Health!
Teens Turning Green is hosting a special called, Eco Top Chef Marin to inspire middle school students to transition their food choices from conventional to healthy, and nutritious. To accomplish our goals, we have created a community partnership that includes local professional chefs, Marin Organic, Marin Ag Institute, Marin County Office of Education, Whole Foods Market and Executive Chef, Todd Shoberg of Piatti. Activities over the next two months will include field trips to the farmer’s market, a local farm, a green grocer and the restaurant of their partner chef.
Project Lunch questions conventional school food programs and inspires a collaboration among stakeholders to integrate sustainable, local, wholesome, waste free, and organic options while building a food culture that enhances the school community.
Check back soon for our community calendar of sustainable recipes! Section is coming soon!
As one of our sustainable food projects, we are developing a 30-day Collaborative Calendar highlighting sustainable food initiatives, events, recipes, actions – to offer students innovative ideas and ways they can get active and mobilized around this issue.
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