Start:Empowerment (S:E) presents The Food Justice Education Project for free educational use. The goal? To be able to introduce food justice education across all school subject areas in New York City public schools at no-cost.
This project will introduce students to issue areas such as agricultural land management, food insecurity, and environmental racism within the American and global food systems. Each lesson comes with listed learning objectives, standard guides to align our content with yours, and the framework to critically look at how we buy, consume, and dispose of food.
Due to our unique emphasis on the connections between both civil and social rights with regard to the environment, we aim to fill an existing gap in environmental education programming.
~ The S:E Team
Choose a lesson in order to bring justice-oriented content into your classroom, for free.
We also want to thank the NYC Department of Education and Soul Fire Farm for their support & feedback!
Our teachers and community partners are our greatest allies. Here's what they have to say about our past projects.
To see more of our projects, click here.
To learn more about implementing a full curriculum in your classroom, get in touch!
Alexander "ALEX" Goasdoue
Subject: Environmental Science
Science Teacher at the High School for Teaching and the Professions
I have been implementing the Environmental and Climate Justice Curriculum in my Environmental Science classes and I am very impressed that the curriculum is well organized with four separate modules that focuses on specific environmental justice and climate change issues that relate to my students in the Bronx, NY. I am also very impressed with how well curated the curriculum is with four interactive Google Slides presentations filled with informative videos, maps, diagrams and pictures. There are multiple activities with teacher prompts designed to engage the students. I recommend this curriculum to all teachers who want to educate their students about Environmental and Climate Justice!
Start: Empowerment is a project seeking to revolutionize education and prepare students to become change makers by infusing environmental justice concepts inside the classroom.
In order to break cycles of injustice, we aim to collaborate and consult with activists, educators, and other local entities via the development of (social and) environmental justice curriculums and community projects.
To meet the team, click here.