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Think&EatGreen@School 2013 Summer Institute

Think&EatGreen@School Project

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

Think&EatGreen@School 2013 Summer Institute

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The Think&EatGreen@School 2013 Summer Institute will focus on finding collaborative solutions to increase the knowledge and understanding of the connections between food, health and the environment across the food system in schools. A combination of plenaries and streamed workshops and hands-on, experiential activities will be relevant to both elementary and secondary schools and curriculums, focusing on different components of the school food system including: food gardens and orchards; composting and waste management; food procurement, preparation and consumption; curriculum and pedagogical innovations; and school food policies.

The Summer Institute will take place Tuesday, July 2 through Thursday, July 4 from 9am-3pm. Attendance is required at all three days. The schedule for this year is still being developed, but if you want an idea of what generally happens please look at the schedule from last year on our website:

Working with others in our school communities is such an important part of making lasting change possible. As such we are asking that people try to come as part of teams, which could include teachers, administrators, support staff and community partners. As space is limited those registering in teams will be given preference.


There is going to be a stream for high school youth leaders at this year’s Summer Institute. Application for the youth stream are being coordinated by Metro Vancouver Youth 4 Action. A link to the application can be found by scrolling down the page at:


The cost including lunches and snacks is only $75. This cost is significantly subsidized by Think&EatGreen@School and Metro Vancouver. Let us know if the cost is prohibitive for you. We have some scholarships available. If you are selected payment can be made by bringing cash or cheque on the first day (cheques should be made payable to "University of British Columbia").







Have questions about Think&EatGreen@School 2013 Summer Institute? Contact Think&EatGreen@School Project

When & Where

2357 Main Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Think&EatGreen@School Project


The Think&EatGreen@School Project is a Community-University Research Alliance promoting change in what public school students eat, learn and do at school in relation to food, health and the environment. The project aims to engage students with the sources of their food through growing, preparing, sharing and managing food waste at school. Think&EatGreen@School aims to foster food citizenship by providing the entire community of learners—from students to professors, teachers to chefs, farmers, gardeners, restaurateurs, and nutrition and health professionals— with opportunities to participate in the development of healthy and sustainable school food systems.


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