Monthly Archives: February 2017

STUDY: OUSD’s plan to reduce meat and dairy in school lunches pays off

A new case study from Friends of the Earth shows that reducing meat and cheese in school lunches doesn’t just save money, it also proves an effective strategy for mitigating climate change by reducing the carbon footprint of the school. Friends of the Earth Partnered with Oakland, California’s Unified School District for this case study, which showed that a 30 percent reduction… Read more →

#MyBlackHistory: My Parents Decided to Go Back to College 30 Years Later. Here’s How My Story Inspired Them.

Recently, the story of my parents, Renate and Charles Cole, went viral after I tweeted on social media: “My parents went back to college together and they graduated today. Together #salute.” After years of battling drug addiction, it wasn’t easy but from watching my own education journey they also knew it wasn’t impossible. HERE’S HOW MY STORY INSPIRED THEM TO GO… Read more →

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