PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway is partnering with the Go Green Initiative to launch the first annual Go Green Glogster Earth Day contest, which challenges students to examine the sustainability of their community’s food system.
Students will be asked to investigate the sustainability of the food, water, or energy system in their community, and express their findings through videos, podcasts, blogs, music and photos compiled in a "Glog" (www.edu.glogster.com). The contest runs through Earth Day, April 22.
For the food system, students will examine the availability of locally grown and organic food in their neighborhood; food safety procedures at their local grocer; and the impact that higher fuel prices will have on the price of food where they live. Safeway is providing an organic garden to a winning school; a full-service, all natural BBQ for a winning class; and five $100 cash prizes to winning students.
"Today, one in seven Americans is on food stamps, while childhood obesity is sharply on the rise," said Jill Buck, founder of the Go Green Initiative, which develops environmental action plans for schools, businesses, organizations and homes. "It's time to take a good hard look at the sustainability and success of the food systems that nourish our children. Who better to bring this issue into focus than the children themselves?"