Olivia Auclair

McGill University (U4)

Nutritional Education: Resources &

Projects For Students, Teachers & Parents

Olivia Auclair

McGill University (U4)

Nutritional awareness through hands-on education is vital as the primary source of change to mitigate climate change. 

 

This page is a platform that provides do-it-yourself, hands-on projects that allow for differentiated learning amongst students. The tangibility of these resources allow students the opportunity to become independent, self-reliant, and self-sustaining individuals.

 

Many of the environmental problems we are facing today are driven by humanity’s need for food. You may or may not know it, but the choices we make when it comes to eating have a dire impact on the environment. When we buy local, we are reducing greenhouse gas emissions by lowering the demand for foods trucked or shipped from other parts of the world. When we buy organic, we are reducing the demand for conventional pesticide laden produce. When we reduce our meat intake, we are failing to support an industry that uses unsustainable methods of intensive farming to feed and fatten livestock. Our demand for food drives an industry that utilizes unsustainable farming practices whose principle focus is on minimizing time and maximizing output.

 

At its core, nutrition encompasses a scope of issues that deem it a conscious choice. A choice to promote or prevent disease and wellbeing. But also, a choice to augment or reduce one’s carbon footprint. 

Featured Projects

Featured Projects

Automated hydroponic vertical garden by students at Lower Canada College, Montréal, Canada.

The Green Wall, a vertical garden that utilizes recycled plastic bottles, by Ben Gurion Elementary School, Givat Shmuel, Israel.

Sustainable urban garden by Kapuskasing District High School, Ontario, Canada.

The Edible Schoolyard Project, a model that gets students to grow and cook their own food. For more information, visit http://edibleschoolyard.org/.

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Nutritional Education:

Resources & Projects For Students, Teachers & Parents

Olivia Auclair

McGill University (U4)

Nutritional awareness through hands-on education is vital as the primary source of change to mitigate climate change. 

 

This page is a platform that provides do-it-yourself, hands-on projects that allow for differentiated learning amongst students. The tangibility of these resources allow students the opportunity to become independent, self-reliant, and self-sustaining individuals.

 

Many of the environmental problems we are facing today are driven by humanity’s need for food. You may or may not know it, but the choices we make when it comes to eating have a dire impact on the environment. When we buy local, we are reducing greenhouse gas emissions by lowering the demand for foods trucked or shipped from other parts of the world. When we buy organic, we are reducing the demand for conventional pesticide laden produce. When we reduce our meat intake, we are failing to support an industry that uses unsustainable methods of intensive farming to feed and fatten livestock. Our demand for food drives an industry that utilizes unsustainable farming practices whose principle focus is on minimizing time and maximizing output.

 

At its core, nutrition encompasses a scope of issues that deem it a conscious choice. A choice to promote or prevent disease and wellbeing. But also, a choice to augment or reduce one’s carbon footprint. 

Featured Projects

Automated hydroponic vertical garden by students at Lower Canada College, Montréal, Canada.

The Green Wall, a vertical garden that utilizes recycled plastic bottles, by Ben Gurion Elementary School, Givat Shmuel, Israel.

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