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

February Newsletter

This month from Think & Eat Green: Great news for Think & Eat Green through 2015, employment opportunities with our partners, awards, videos and more!

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Think & Eat Green Through 2015!

Great news: the Think&EatGreen@School Project has succeeded in securing funding for the second half of the project until 2015!  Many thanks to the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada's midterm review of the project, and for their continued support of this university-community alliance research project.
Click here to read more.

Congratulations to TEG Co-Investigator, Joanne Bays!

Congratulations to Joanne Bays, TEG Co-Investigator, for winning the CAFP Leadership Award for her work with Farm to School Canada! Join the F2S group on Facebook to receive updates about the wonderful work that they do.

Click here to see the full list of CAFP Award winners 2013


Think & Read Green: Fresh Prints by TEG Co-Investigator Dr. Moustafa Kock!

Congratulations are in order for the recent publication by Oxford University Press of the book Critical Perspectives in Food Studies, which was co-edited by Think&EatGreen@School Co-Investigator Dr. Moustafa Kock, from Ryerson University in Toronto, with Jennifer Summer and Anthony Winson. The book includes Moustafa's articles, as well as a paper by co-investigator and research coordinator Dr. Gwen Chapman (Constructing "Healthy Eating" / Constructing Self, B. Beagan and G. Chapman). 



TEG at the Canadian Symposium XII

A large team representing the Think&eatGreen@School Project made a panel presentation to the Canadian Symposium XII Home Economics/Family Studies/Human Ecology /Family and Consumer Science Education in Richmond on this February. The panel provided a detailed account of the project and its main accomplishments and challenges to date. The presentation was received with great interest and enthusiasm by an audience of some 100 participants in the Symposium!

VIDEOS: UBC Farm Alum Mark Bomford's TED Talk & LFS 250 Students Present Mythbusters


Click image above to watch Mark's TEDxTalk


Click the image above to watch LFS 250 Students take on 'Mythbusters'


Internship Opportunity With EYA - Application Deadline MARCH 15 2013

Dig in! The Environmental Youth Alliance is now accepting applications for the spring Community Nursery Internship for youth between 14 and 18 years old.

Learn everything you need to know to grow your own food! Get hands on experience working in an organic vegetable garden and community orchard, helping to maintain two greenhouses, and growing thousands of vegetable plants for under-served communities in East Vancouver. In addition, meet like-minded youth from around Vancouver while earning $250 for your time, and community service hours towards graduation.

For more information, click here.

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Save the Date!


Next Pro-D Event:

Planting for Pollinators – Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Food doesn’t happen without the magic of bees! Learn about the importance of native bees, honey bees, pollination, and how to grow your own pollinator garden and build pollinator habitat. With Alaina Thebault, Environmental Youth Alliance and Dolores Altin, Evergreen Foundation.

To register please go to: www.plantingforpollinators.eventbrite.ca


 

 Think&EatGreen@School Project Whole-Team Meeting 
Friday, March
15

This event will take place at the Vancouver School Board at 1580 West Broadway, Room 400 from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.
To all those who have registered, we can't wait to see you there!

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