PROJECT LOCALIZE is an educational program that helps classrooms identify and promote sustainable economic, cultural and social progress in their communities. Students research what happens in a locally-based food system, conduct interviews with food producers, farmers, and key stakeholders at the local level, then turn their findings into information artworks that illustrate what sustainability looks like in their own backyards. This project-based learning experience concludes by showing students how to share their findings with a series of pop up shows and public events that put a name and a face on food in their communities.
Project Localize is a decorated program designed for juniors and seniors in high school. A related version of Project Localize is also offered for younger students upon request and a College level film production Project Localize program is in pilot form in the fall of 2015.
A Spanish language version of Project Localize is also available upon request.
Community outreach, informational artwork creation, knowledge of food systems, positive teamwork, civic engagement, food culture research, and awareness of agricultural practices.
To learn more about Proyecto Localiza
CONTACT MARIA JOSE PALOMAR
The winners were chosen by our panel of esteemed judges.
Winners from the Project Localize Awards are invited to join the Lexicon of Sustainability in Washington, D.C. to present their work on Capitol Hill.