Earth Day Initiative is excited to launch our Gotham Grazer program this September! We will be working with three different high schools throughout the city, providing both formal sustainable food education and interactive, hands-on activities that will empower students to be agents of change. We will be bringing in guest lecturers that work in the sustainable food sector, giving the students access to a variety of role models, contacts, and career opportunities. As the year progresses, the students will create maps that lay out existing food resources in their communities, as well as develop real-world sustainable food projects of their own.
Participating students will have a unique learning experience that will encourage them to live greener, more sustainable lives and pursue careers in sustainable food. We hope to make the students more aware of the environmental and health issues that surround our food system, and give them the necessary tools to make positive changes in their schools and neighborhoods. As such, the benefits of this program are not bounded to the classroom, as the food maps and projects that the students produce could become major resources for their communities. By the end of the year, these students will be active members of their communities and confident advocates for the sustainable food movement!
Not only will we be using this blog to share stories from the Gotham Grazer program, but we will also be highlighting news articles and resources that are related to the sustainable food movement. Stay tuned as we kick things off and get to work!