In 2009, the nation's first guide for students who want to bring organic dining to campus was released. This ground-breaking student guide is dedicated to feeding the organic revolution on campus.
The guide begins with an introduction to organic, including its definition, history, benefits, standards and labeling. It then presents an overview of the organizational tools needed for getting started on campus. Tips for working with food service, approaching issues like purchasing policy, working within budgetary constraints, and building relations with organic vendors are covered in detail. The guide also offers tips on how to raise awareness and support for organic on campus, as well as ways to showcase organic through special events and interactions with the media. In addition, the guide's innovative "spotlight" sections provide concrete examples from students at Yale, NYU, U.C. Berkeley and other universities who have successfully implemented these strategies to promote organic on campus.
This guide is available from the Organic on the Green blogsite - which was established in 2008 to "feed the organic revolution in campus dining." Organic on the Green also provides archived blog posts on all aspects of the local and organic food movement.
To download the Taste for Change guide for free, visit http://organiconthegreen.wordpress.com/taste-the-change/.