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Food and the Environment Eve Keepax Food and the Environment Officer


How the Eco-Schools programme works  Schools register on-line  Three Award levels  Bronze – self assessed  Silver – self assessed  Green Flag – assessment visit to school

 Schools renew Green Flag status every two years  Seven Elements & Ten topics (litter, waste, energy, water, health, school grounds, biodiversity, transport, global citizenship, food and the environment)


The 7 Elements 2.Review

3.Action Plan

7.Eco-Code 1.Eco-Schools Committee 6.Informing & Involving

5.Curriculum Work

4.Monitoring & Evaluation


10 Environmental Topic Areas •

Health & Well Being

Litter

Waste Minimisation

Energy

School Grounds

Transport

Sustaining our World

Water

Food and the Environment

Biodiversity


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Topic sections in online guide


What is contained in this topic?


Food and the Environment Topic Objectives Hands • Reconnect children and young people with raw foods and ingredients and their processes of production. Heart • Foster an appreciation of local distinctiveness and the intimate associations between place and food. Head • Develop awareness of the impacts on the environment of different methods of food production and processing. Head - heart - hands • Develop an awareness of the links between our food choices, the environment and people and places elsewhere


Curricular Mapping - Third Level Food and the Environment


Eco-Schools Scotland Website


Food and the Environment Topic Actions • Growing and Harvesting – Range of produce, animal husbandry – Soil science, local distinctiveness

• Using Food – Preparing and eating – Procurement – For sale or distribution

• Food Waste – Canteen – Packaging

• Wider Issues – Food Miles – Ethical choices – Food culture


One Planet Picnic 10th – 21st September 2012


Scotland Email:ecoschools@ksbscotland.org.uk www.ecoschoolsscotland.org

Eco Schools Scotland  

Food and the Environment with Eve Keepax

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