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A group of metro Atlanta parents are pushing school districts to be more environmentally sustainable

By May 16, 2019
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Vivian White, left, and Marston Bunting, kindergarten students, eat lunch at Burgess-Peterson Academy in Atlanta on Friday. To celebrate Earth Day, Burgess-Peterson Academy is one of about 15 Atlanta schools that used biodegradable products, such as trays and forks. EMILY HANEY / Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The switch will cost APS up to $500,000, and […]

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Initiative for foam trays to be banned from NJ Schools

By September 27, 2017
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The middle and high schools will switch to non-Styrofoam trays next school year. The decision comes after lobbying by the Leonia Action Alliance, a grassroots community group dedicated to environmental, social justice and other progressive concerns. The move would come ahead of a state bill currently awaiting review that would ban Styrofoam from all New […]

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Thank You Teachers

By September 1, 2016
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By: Natasha Naik Though students may not be especially excited to be back in school, there is no doubt that parents all across the nation are rejoicing. No more shuttling kids between summer camps, no more finding ways to keep them occupied and at long last, no more cleaning up sticky popsicle drippings which are […]

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Compost Ur Waste

By August 30, 2016
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    Want to teach students about sustainability and how to make an impact in our planet? Why not start with something simple as school lunch trays. Did you know that in 2010, 31% of food went to waste? Watch the video to learn how schools can help with the reduction of food waste.   […]

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Cafeteria Culture State of Mind

By July 18, 2016
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By: Natasha Naik   As you know, this movement is dedicated to eradicating foam products in schools to better the health of our children and our environment. No Foam In Schools, which is based out of Houston, Texas, is not the first movement of its kind, thousands of parents, school faculty members and child nutritionists […]

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Magnet Schools

By July 12, 2016
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By: Natasha Naik   Magnet schools are popping up in every district across the nation. What exactly are they? Magnet schools are free, public schools that focus their school’s curriculum around a certain theme. For instance, in HISD there are language immersion, environmental science, performing arts, STEM, business and even aviation magnet schools to name […]

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James Berry Elementary Campus Tour

By July 8, 2016
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By: Natasha Naik HISD is home to several magnet schools, what this means is certain schools in the district have a specialized curriculum pertaining to a subject.  Some magnet schools focus on fine arts, some STEM and still others, environmental science.  Recently Bioplanet toured one of HISD’s environment science schools. The group was shown around […]

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The Urban School Alliance Is Changing School Meals

By June 24, 2016
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By: Natasha Naik   “United, we stand; divided, we fall,” these wise words still ring true today. There are strength in numbers,  and the Urban School Food Alliance is a present day example. Six of the largest school districts in the country, New York, Miami-Dade, Orange County, Dallas, Chicago and Los Angeles, came together in […]

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Healthy Food on Healthy Trays

By June 21, 2016
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By: Natasha Naik   A radio personality in Oregon took a close look at what students in a local school were eating – or rather what they were not eating. Upon examining dozens of lunch boxes and school meals, the reporter found that almost none of the lunches had any vegetables in them! This is […]

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Younger Generations Are More Conscious

By June 8, 2016
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By: Natasha Naik   It seems each generation is more environment conscious than the last. Two middle school students in Lawrence, Kansas are inspiring big changes in their school district, and it all started in their own cafeteria. South Middle School serves its meals on flat reusable trays which are accompanied by plastic containers holding each type […]

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