Spring Into Action with 3 Toolkits to Encourage Sustainability at Your School

  • Save
  • Tweet
  • Email
  • Share

  • Save
  • Tweet
  • Email
  • Share

Generation Z cares about their world—from the parks in their neighborhoods to the natural wonders they learn about in school. And they’re witnessing a real-time international debate about what can be done to preserve it for future generations. Luckily, they’re taking action. And school food operators like you can empower students to practice sustainability with our fun and ready-to-go tools!

Download them all today to give your students a chance to Spring Into Action!

EARTH DAY TOOLKIT

At General Mills, our sustainability mission is to treat the world with care. The health of our planet depends on drastically changing the status quo, so we’re doing our part. In our K-12 channel specifically, we’ve reduced the landfill-bound plastic in Yoplait® ParfaitPro® packaging, and our goal is to sustainably source all of our U.S. dairy by the end of 2020.

Now, it’s time to Spring Into Action! April 22nd marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Did you know that you can save the equivalent of 348 vehicle miles worth of emissions by removing one serving of beef a week from your diet? Download our free kit for going meatless on Earth Day at your school.

Bring an Earth Day celebration to your school this spring—or save the toolkit for later to offer meatless meals any day.

Downloads

  • Earth Day Marketing Planning Guide

    Earth Day Marketing
    Planning Guide

    -Social Media Images
    -Parent Letter
      

    Download

  • Earth Day In-School Tools

    Earth Day In-School
    Tools

    -Posters
    -Digital Screen

    Download

  • Meatless Meals Support Tools

    Meatless Meals
    Support Tools

    -Recipe Ideas
    -Posters and Stickers 
    -Digital Screen 
      

    Download



WASTE REDUCTION TOOLKIT

The USDA estimates that between 30-40 percent of the country’s food supply is lost to waste. To help break this cycle, General Mills has teamed up with MealConnect (a food recovery technology platform) in K-12 schools and beyond to save billions of pounds of surplus food. Students can Spring Into Action and play a huge role in reducing waste, too—at your school and beyond. Empower them to curb food and packaging waste with our downloadable kit.

Downloads

  • Waste Reduction Marketing Planning Guide

    Waste Reduction Marketing
    Planning Guide

    -Social Media Guide 
    -Social Media Images

    Download

  • Waste Reduction In-School Tools

    Waste Reduction
    In-School Tools

    -Poster 
    -Placemat
    -Digital Screen

    Download

  • Waste Saver Recipe Idea Book

    Waste Saver Recipe
    Idea Book




    Download



POLLINATOR TOOLKIT

A third of the food we eat is made possible by bees and other pollinators. And, sadly, 44% of bee colonies in the U.S. collapsed in 2016. To help reverse this crisis, Cheerios™ donates billions of pollinator seeds every year, and is set to host about 3,300 acres of nectar- and pollen-rich wildflowers on oat farms by 2021.

Want to educate your students on the important role bees play in the meals we eat every day? Students can Spring Into Action and grow a garden at your school to create a healthy bee habitat!

Downloads

  • Pollinators Marketing Planning Guide

    Pollinators Marketing
    Planning Guide

    -Social Media Guide 
    -Social Media Images
    -Parent Letter

    Download

  • Pollinator In-School Tools

    Pollinator In-School
    Tools

    -Posters   
    -Placement
      

    Download

  • Cereal Cup Gardening Activity

    Cereal Cup Gardening
    Activity

    -Activity Instructions  
    -Student Instructional Poster 
    -Bee Friendly School Garden Tips 
      

    Download