Sustainability Challenge
Blog post


March 2, 2021

Today’s lesson plan: feeding the future and sustainability. At Beyond Meat, we believe that all students should have access to education on important topics that impact their lives. That is why we are taking our sustainability education work with leading digital education innovator EVERFI to the next level by teaming up with Beyond Meat Ambassador Liza Koshy to launch The Beyond Lunch Sustainability Challenge. 

Beginning today, classes across the country that are enrolled in Beyond Meat and EVERFI’s course, Sustainability Foundations: Plants, Animals and Our World, can submit their innovative, out-of-the-box ideas for how they’d make their lunchrooms more sustainable. One lucky school will be awarded $10,000 to help make the ideas a reality!

“I’m excited to partner with Beyond Meat and EVERFI on an initiative that speaks directly to today’s youth and challenges them to incorporate sustainable practices into their daily lives,” said Beyond Meat ambassador, Liza Koshy. “My mother always taught me to leave places better than you found them and since I was a kid, I’ve felt a responsibility to help better the planet through my everyday actions. Little choices that you make day-to-day, such as going plant-based for lunch, a snack or a whole day makes a huge difference over time. That is why I am proud to work with Beyond Meat and EVERFI to inspire and reward students for thinking more sustainably.”

The Beyond Lunch Sustainability Challenge is an extension of Beyond Meat and EVERFI’s free course, which was created last fall and designed for fifth through eighth-graders in an effort to expand access to sustainability education for all students. The science-based course is grounded in real-world examples and covers topics on global resource constraints, the importance of biodiversity, climate change and how to innovate for a healthy life. Through this course, we aim to empower the next generation to understand that their choices, no matter how small, can make a big difference. 

Looking to learn more and enter? Submissions for The Beyond Lunch Sustainability Challenge are now open at until April 13, 2021 with the winning school to be announced on or around June 1, 2021.


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