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Creating Healthy and Sustainable School Communities The Center for Ecoliteracy hosted more than 120 people from school districts and allied organizations across the state of California on June 27 and 28 at the Oakland Museum of California. The program explored ideas and innovations for every aspect...
On May 21, public school districts across the Sacramento region kicked off this year's Million Meals Summer initiative on the west steps of the Capitol in Sacramento. Picnic at the Capitol was the biggest event in town, bustling with students excited to learn more about where their food comes from...
Why were fifth graders in Southern California encouraged to stand on their desks? Because they were testing whether strawberries, carefully packaged in shoeboxes and other recycled materials, would survive the strawberry drop test . Meanwhile, other students performed the squish test , placing...
On October 25, districts across California celebrated Collective Action Day by serving students freshly-prepared school meals featuring California-grown food. Collective Action Day welcomed nineteen new school districts into the California Thursdays® Network, which now totals 89 school districts in...
The Center for Ecoliteracy is pleased to release four new resources to help you prepare and promote California-grown fruits and vegetables. For school foodservice, there are step-by-step photos of culinary techniques with accompanying recipes and a guide for mastering food photography to market...
Collective Action Day is this Thursday, October 25. The Center for Ecoliteracy has developed tools and resources to help you and your team promote your event and receive the recognition you deserve. From sample social media posts to media reminders, we’ve got you covered. Everything you need is...
Collective Action Day is Thursday, October 25. We've got a full kit of resources to help you promote your event and the California Thursdays program to local media and your community. The kit includes: Talking Points. Share these talking points with local elected officials, school administrators,...
Collective Action Day is October 25, 2018. Here are five proven tips that will help make your day successful. 1. Host an event. Engage your community by hosting an event that celebrates the California Thursdays® program. Make it festive, and invite farmers, vendors, and food producers who can...
On September 5, the Center for Ecoliteracy welcomed 19 new school districts into the California Thursdays Network at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. Attendees, representing both new and veteran districts, came from the length and breadth of our state. With the addition of our newest members,...
Are you ready for your 2018 California Thursdays® Collective Action Day? On October 25, California Thursdays districts across the state will celebrate Collective Action Day. Participating districts will serve a California Thursdays meal, provide activities for students, connect with media, and...