The Green Scheme aims to educate people of diverse cultural backgrounds about their role in the environmental movement. Our programs educate children, youth, and adults about how environmental issues such as, proximity to high rates of pollution; access to fresh produce and healthy food options; safe opportunities and spaces for physical activity; and how the cleanliness of communities where people live, work, and play can affect their physical health, mental health, and economy. We use innovative strategies that reach people in direct and exciting ways; engaging community members at schools, community centers, special events, and places of employment to promote a greener planet. There we highlight different options that they have for living a sustainable lifestyle at home and in their community. Promoting ways to incorporate sustainability and healthy living, the programs we implement are very hands on while also incorporating multimedia aspects.
The Green Scheme establishes community gardens in various locations in the city that have shown food accessibility challenges. Even in our metropolitan city, food deserts continue to exist particularly in low socioeconomic communities. Our job is to educate community members about important components of gardening as well as strategies for healthy eating and living sustainable lifestyles. The Green Scheme community gardens are safe green spaces where youth will be able to grow their own produce and learn the importance of proper nutrition. The garden will not only benefit the participants but the community as a whole.
We offer a series of social entrepreneurship workshops that provide participants with education/training on finance (fundamentals of bookkeeping & accounting), Communication/Marketing (determining feasibility of ideas and advertising), Ethics (becoming a responsible citizen and standards of conduct/moral judgment), and Economics (principles of supply and demand). We also provide mentors to the participants of these workshop series.
The Green Scheme fostered a calibrated use of three (3) nationally recognized nutrition workshop and/or informational curriculums for the development and implementation of The Code Green Workshop Series to achieve demonstrable, measurable successful outcomes for families and youth participants that were solidified through evaluation activities. The workshops are implemented in schools and communities centers. Each of the workshops provided education on various community food needs and remedies via peer-to peer experience.
The Green Scheme does more than teach about healthy food options. We bring them to your front door! Our produce markets have a very unique look. These markets are unique because the communities that have participated in Code Green Workshop series all have a part running the market. The Green Scheme has partnered with Whole Foods and Aya Markets to make these markets a success. We include live cooking demonstrations, music performances and outdoor gardening and nutrition classes at the markets. Participants will receive education/training on Finance (fundamentals of bookkeeping & accounting), Communication/Marketing (determining feasibility of ideas and advertising), Ethics (becoming a responsible citizen and standards of conduct/moral judgment), and Economics (principles of supply and demand).