ATLANTA, October 16, 2023 - The Educated Choices Program (ECP), in partnership with the Environmental Working Group (EWG), has announced a new educational package titled “Our Carbon Foodprint” (OCF). This new offering features an engaging video presentation to help viewers understand the environmental impacts of many common food products and food waste and apply this knowledge to make more sustainable food choices.
EWG and ECP share a similar mission to empower the public to make healthier, more sustainable choices by providing science-based data and research about their impacts. OCF is a product of this mission, offering critical information from reputable sources to help viewers evaluate the effects of our modern food system and explore sustainable alternative products and practices. In addition to the 18-minute long video, the OCF educational package includes lesson plans, homework assignments, a quiz, activities, discussion prompts and more to help educators engage their students on these important topics.
“Our best bet to avoid the climate crisis is to implement combination of solutions to improve our food systems. Amultifaceted approach is our only path to addressing agriculture’s role in the climate crisis. EWG is proud to work with ECP to help consumers learn the role that they can play.” Geoff Horsfield, Government Affairs Manager, Environmental Working Group
"It is an honor to work with our valued partner, EWG, to bring this education package to life. In a time when climate change education is in high demand, we are confident that the materials we have collaborated to create will help teachers and community leaders around the world hold important conversations concerning food choices and their impact on our planet." - Karyn Knox, Chief Development and Partnerships Officer, Educated Choices Program
EWG and ECP first partnered together last year to promote and help facilitate the adoption of plant-based meal options for U.S. military and service members. This collaboration resulted in the development of a resource library to help leaders understand the importance of including and expanding their plant-based offerings and to provide the tools needed to enact this change.
About Environmental Working Group
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. Through research, advocacy, and unique education tools, EWG drives consumer choice and civic action. Learn more at www.ewg.org
About Educated Choices Program
The Educated Choices Program is an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free food literacy education to equip students and community members with critical knowledge to improve human and planetary health. Its educational packages have been viewed by more than 3.1 million people in three languages across thirty-nine countries and counting. Learn more at www.ecprogram.org.
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