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  • Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | Filed under Health and Nutrition

    Salisbury steak, corn dogs, rectangular pizza. We can all remember some of the regular menu items from our school lunches. But what about "Elotes Washington" (corn brushed with cayenne and parmesan), Creole vegetable hash or carrot cupcakes?

    Students from Chicago-area high schools put forth these ideas and many more at the "Cooking Up Change" event back in November. This event is put on by the Healthy Schools Campaign and the flagship context in Chicago has now been replicated in other cities and with a national-level event held in Washington, DC in May. Teams of high school students work ...

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  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Filed under Social Studies

    An opportunity was offered to visit the schools, students and gardens of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and so I hopped on a plane for an 8,000 mile ride across space and time zones to interact with another culture and their children. Students throughout the world have a desire to learn and if offered the opportunity, nothing will stop them from inquiring about the Earth they live on and the universe they live in. The questions of who, what, when, where, why and how will drive their learning.

     Notice the peoples' wants.

        Notice the peoples wants.


     This guy needs to ...

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  • Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | Filed under Environmental Stewardship , Community

    What do REAL School Gardens, a New York City juice bar, a fisherman, and a mountain climber have in common? What may sound like the beginning of a bad joke is actually an international non-profit agency giving millions every year in the name of the environment. RSG recently received funding through 1% For The Planet, an organization with the mission to “build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.”

    By encouraging businesses to donate 1% of their sales to environmental non-profits, 1% For the Planet not only gets businesses to take a more ...

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