USA: Over 900 schools in contest
by Redaktion (comments: 0)
Through May 1, 2010, the Organic Trade Association is helping schools access and offer students more organic food with a national contest to award a winning school with an organically grown garden or an organic vending machine. More than 900 schools across America are currently competing for the prize. With its “Organic. Its Worth it in Schools.” initiative, OTA – which represents more than 1,400 organic food and product companies – is calling on teachers, parents, students, educators and others to vote for their favorite school.
To participate, individuals must visit Organic - it's worth it and enter their school name and address and “vote” by signing up for an electronic newsletter. The site features tools and information for schools, parents and students to advocate for more organic food in schools, as well as information about the personal and environmental health benefits of organic food and gardening.
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