The ECP College Program provides academic presentations addressing the impact of food choices on human health, the environment and animals to college classrooms across the US. These presentations consider the advanced needs of university students and faculty and approach the content from an analytical perspective. Educators typically lecture to classrooms and auditoriums while fully interacting with students and addressing their questions and comments throughout the presentation.
In addition to the lecture and accompanying visuals, several short videos punctuate the information and expand on students’ ability to absorb and understand the issues and the connections to students’ lives. When appropriate, several hands-on activities can be used with smaller audiences.
A healthy, sustainable and more compassionate world will require thoughtful, critical thinkers. Communities have the tools to solve global problems. The Educated Choices Program is dedicated to inspiring others to realize the importance and responsibility of being informed and to understand the power and influence they wield to make the world a better place through their food choices. In understanding the realities behind these choices and the many benefits of healthy eating, people can make informed, responsible and compassionate decisions for themselves and other beings.
Rather than telling participants what to think or feel, ECP educators help them find answers for themselves. We encourage our audience members to think about their own experiences and examine their choices anew through an informed lens. Through respectful, non-judgmental and open dialogue, attendees are encouraged to choose a path that accords with their own values and beliefs.
Our educators are exceptionally trained and teach throughout the US and Canada, bringing our free presentations directly to communities. We explore the agricultural systems and healthy lifestyles that help prevent disease, preserve and protect our resources and provide alternatives to ensure the compassionate treatment of animals.