Global Citizenship – Food and Biodiversity is a maintenance theme that facilitates schools exploring and discovering how actions on the Green-Schools programme locally, positively influence environments worldwide.
The Global Citizenship Food and Biodiversity theme consists of two main strands of work. The first strand focuses on local actions, including growing and eating food that is produced on the school grounds.The second strand focuses on global impacts; such as the positive impact that these local actions can have, by interrupting the current global food production system, and the environmental problems associated with it e.g. by reducing the miles that food has travelled, or by avoiding the packaging waste associated with shop-bought foods.
St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) National School is a girls’ senior primary school in Dublin. There are 316 students from 2nd to 6th class [...]
Food education is critical. Some of the more obvious elements to consider from the environmental perspective include food miles, packaging and food waste. The benefits of food education, however, go far beyond reducing the environmental impact.
Dr. Meabh Boylan, Biodiversity Officer , Green-Schools
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