Spreading Sustainability throughout Guelph!

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dc.contributor.author Foti, L.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-01T16:02:17Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-01T16:02:17Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03-01
dc.date.issued March 1, 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2562
dc.description This collection of 52 posters was presented at the Partnership Practices: Working with Community, Industry and Government event. This event was designed to highlight community-university partnerships for research and other purposes from across the university and community at a one-day event held at the Quebec Street Mall in the City of Guelph, Ontario. The website for the event and all resources is www.csahs.uoguelph.ca/pps en_US
dc.description.abstract My World, My Choice! is an educational program that teaches students about sustainability and challenges them to grow as leaders in their schools and communities. An existing partnership stems from the University of Guelph to the community. Over the past two years members have volunteered to mentor youth within the Guelph community and currently deliver our program to three elementary public schools: Rickson Ridge, Jean Little, and Aberfoyle Public Schools.Each school’s participation in the program has inspired a total of over 800 students to create projects to reduce their school's footprint in ways such as: community gardens, paper and waste management; improved use of their school facility; bottle free lunches. We have also trained over fifty mentors from the University of Guelph. These enthusiastic young undergrads learned and passed on knowledge about sustainability and grew just as much as, if not more than the elementary students themselves. My World, My Choice! plans to continue to expand in with the addition of more school partners and also a new outreach incentive that will have us engaged at various community events. We have seen many insightful and inspiring ideas result from these projects, and we will continue to challenge students to become the forward thinking leaders of their generation. www.myworldmychoice.org/guelph en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This was part of the Partnership Practices: Working with community, industry and university event, held on March 1, 2011. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ *
dc.subject partnership practices, University of Guelph, abstract, poster, en_US
dc.subject mentoring, education, working with schools, international partnership, global climate change en_US
dc.title Spreading Sustainability throughout Guelph! en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.description.version These posters were in response to a Call for Posters. The selection was made by the Steering Committee Members: * Linda Hawkins, Director, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship * Erin Skimson, Director, Business Development Office, Office of Research * Sue Bennett, Director, University and Community Relations, Office of the President * Melanie Lang, Director, CBASE, College of Management and Economics * Bronwynn Wilton, Industry Outreach Knowledge Mobilization Manager, Office of Research, Agri-Food Partnerships * Shawna Reibling, Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship * Jennifer Peleschak, Manager of Programs and Events, College of Management and Economics * Mary Magyar, Events Assistant, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship


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