The May Newsletter from Think & Eat Green @ School. We've got stories to tell!

Who's telling your stories?

Welcome to the first Think & Eat Green @ School monthly report, a collection of stories Think & Eat Green stories first published on our new website, It's a way to share the stories that go on behind closed office doors, inside labaratories, and in our gardens and kitchens!

If you were featured in a newspaper article, we want to give you the spotlight through our social media and website. If students proudly published his ode to chard, we'd like to give him a bigger audience. Pass along a compelling newspaper or journal article. Or perhaps you were featured on Global TV like Sexsmith Elementary! We want to tell the very best of Think & Eat Green through our web channels, and we can only do so with the help of Think & Eat Green members who are 'on the ground,' engaged in the amazing work of this community-university research alliance. 

If you have a tip for the website or newsletter, send it along to!

FreshRoots wins VanCity Challenge

Ilana Labow, co-founder and director of Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society has been awarded the first VanCity Good Money Impact™ Venture Challenge competition, a initiative launched to help post-secondary students and recent post-secondary graduates grow businesses that are creating positive social and environmental impact in B.C. FreshRoots is a new Think & Eat Green partner, and we're excited to see their good work recognized. Read the full story here

Thinking, Eating, & Tweeting (Green) Online

On Twitter? When tweeting, consider using the # symbol, called a hashtag, to mark keywords or topics in your tweet. Twitter users can click on hashtags to show all other tweets with the same hashtag, the hashtag serving as a quick and easy search engine!

Example: In the tweet above we posted a call to register for the upcoming Summer Institute. We used two hashtags: #SummerInstitute and #TEG. This enables users to click on these hashtags and see any other posts made by users that also included either #SummerInstitute or #TEG. At our Institute, participants may post photos of the daily activities and tag their tweets with one of these tags allowing other twitter users to see several updates from the Summer Institute by clicking a single hashtag!

Summer Institute

Save the date! The 2012 summer institute will be hosted on the UBC Campus from July 3-5, 2012. Stay tuned for more updates!

Tyee Gardens!

Seeding, weeding, harvesting, eating, seed bombing? The students at Tyee Elementary do it all! Read about Tyee's dynamic garden learning program here

Closing The Loop

The City of Vancouver is preparing a program of regulatory changes and adjustments to zoning bylaws and food policy is at the heart of the movement. Check out the Vancouver Sun article featuring comments from Think&EatGreen@School team member Brent Mansfield.
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