JGI Canada has launched a new initiative focused on sustainable food systems. Working with students at the elementary, high school and post-secondary levels, we’re connecting with youth to raise awareness about the impact of our eating habits.
For years, Dr. Jane Goodall has advocated for a more sustainable approach to growing and consuming food. Farming practices, food distribution, and the produce and meat that we consume all have a significant impact on our health and the health of the planet.
Through our Roots & Shoots program, we’re engaging students in three high schools in the Toronto area to co-design community projects that will lead to a more sustainable food system and reduce our carbon footprint.
Participants begin by identifying key issues – such as food waste or access to locally grown produce – through mapping the community. Students explore their school and neighbourhood to determine the challenge they want to address, then develop action projects for solutions.