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GHSA K-12 Virtual Happy Hour: Reduced Food Waste

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Green & Healthy Schools Academy K-12 Virtual Happy Hour  

Reduced Food Waste


In our effort to stay healthy during quarantine and avoid public spaces, our need to reduce food waste has grown more personalJoin us as we discuss how food waste relates to climate change and how schools have the ability to create real change in this area. Bring your own beverage! 

The first 15 minutes of each Happy Hour will be a brief presentation on the topic and the remainder will be a guided discussion. The Zoom link will be sent upon registering. Contact Ellen Conrad (ellenc@gbapgh.org) with any questions.


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This event encompasses Project Drawdown solution “Reduced Food Waste.

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Handprinting: Creating Healthy, High-Performing, and Engaging School Environments through a Net-Positive Approach

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Born out of research from Harvard and MIT, Handprinting is a response to the concept of carbon footprints, emphasizing how positive actions in our community for sustainability and climate action can be bigger than impact. What role can handprinting play in your classroom or school? Join us as we go through the science on how focusing on the possibilities of our actions can spur action and excitement for climate!   

Featuring handprinting presentations by South Fayette’s Student Diversity Leadership Committee and Rowan Elementary’s Project Bat.

Scholarships are available in an effort to make this program accessible to everyone and are given based on financial need.  Coffee, breakfast and lunch are included in cost. To receive a scholarship to an event or for more information on the School Sustainability Culture Program Workshop series and other GHSA programming, contact Green and Healthy Schools Director, Katie Lockley. 

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Workshop Agenda

8-8:30 Complimentary coffee and breakfast

8:30-9:30 Get to know your Carbon Footprint!

9:3010:30 Handprinting: A Net-Positive Approach 

10:30-10:45 Break 

10:45-11:45 Handprinting with South Fayette’s Student Diversity Leadership Committee

11:45-12:30 Lunch 

12:30-1:30 pm Rowan Elementary’s Project BAT 

1:30-2:30 Measuring handprinting in your school 

2:30-3pm Union Project Tour  (Optional)


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Zero Waste Events: Tips & Tools

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Join Green Building Alliance for an introduction to Zero Waste event hosting.  GBA’s Leslie Montgomery will present details on how GBA aligns its facility operations and event management with its values, share tools and resources, and offer anecdotal examples for how GBA executes Zero Waste Events. Pennsylvania Resources Council will also share their tips, along with local resources that can help you host zero-waste events, too. Participants will also discuss ideas for aligning their waste policies with organizational goals and values. 

We invite event participants to bring their own questions, challenges, and insights regarding event-related waste. Please join us!








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