If you are in NYC or Brooklyn and interested in learning more about green schools and better school food, make some time in your calendar on Saturday. The Green Schools Alliance is this Saturday, April 9th, from 10am to 4pm at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School on the corner of Amsterdam Avenue & 65th Street, NYC. This event, is put on by committed students and school educators and facilitators committed to reducing our impact on our environment and grow a community of inspired collaborators as we work for collective improvement and change. If you come, stop by Butter Beans’ table and say hello!
Later the same day at 4pm at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, come listen to a dynamic panel discussion on improvements of school lunch in public schools.
Janet Poppendieck, author of Free for All: Fixing School Lunch in America, Kristen Mancinelli of City Harvest, coordinator of the NYC Alliance for Child Nutrition Reauthorization, Beatriz Beckford, school food organizer for the Brooklyn Food Coalition and Jonathan Deutsch, co-editor of Gastropolis: Food and New York City are coming together to talk about efforts to change school food in public schools. All of us, that share the mission of imporiving school food and the health and happiness of our children, tend to work diligently in our own corners. It is important to connect with others, to learn from each other’s successes and challenges.
We hope to see you there!