More than 3,300 students in 45 schools across Georgia have participated in The Kroger Co.’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation digital education program, designed to teach students about the impact humans have on the environmental systems around them.
The program, Sustainability Foundations, is made available to students and educators at no cost through the foundation and its relationship with the nation’s leading impact-as-a-service education innovator, Everfi Inc.
Developed by Everfi, the program encourages students to draw their own connections between environmental and human systems and build an understanding of our responsibility for the planet.
“A key component of Zero Hunger | Zero Waste is to educate children about sustainability and the actions they can take to help create communities free of hunger and waste by conserving natural resources and reducing the impact on our climate,” said Felix Turner, manager of Kroger’s Atlanta division, which includes Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina. “Through strategic partnerships such as this, we are advancing positive generational change in our communities.”
The Sustainability Foundations curriculum ties into the mission of The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation, a program with more than 300 additional partnerships to support the mission of creating communities free of hunger and waste. In this course, students have the opportunity to expand their knowledge on building a sustainable future and help solve the issues of today.
Through a series of four interactive virtual lessons that incorporate real-world scenarios, students have the opportunity to learn about important topics such as global systems and individual and collective responsibility for the world around us.
“Sustainability practices are needed now more than ever to preserve our environment and prevent further damages to the systems around us,” said Jon Chapman, Everfi co-founder and president. “By bringing these critical real-world lessons to the classroom, students can build a better world not just for themselves, but for generations to come.”
The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation is continuing to reach out to schools in Georgia interested in bringing the Sustainability Foundations curriculum to its students. The program is also being offered to schools in Michigan.
To learn more about Sustainability Foundations, visit everfi.com/courses/k-12/sustainability-foundations.