Plant-based company Beyond Meat has partnered with education platform EVERFI to launch an online course on sustainability.
The free course, which is designed for children in the fifth-eight grade, covers topics on ‘global resource constraints, the importance of biodiversity, climate change, and how to innovate for a healthy life’.
‘A vehicle for change’
In an online statement, Beyond Meat Founder and CEO Ethan Brown said: “Health and sustainability are core to our mission at Beyond Meat, so we’re thrilled to partner with EVERFI to bring this digital course to students across the U.S.
“We see food as a vehicle for change – this course being an important part of that commitment, helping students to learn more about the role of diet in health and sustainability.”
“Helping children understand the importance of sustainability is critically important,” added Tom Davidson, Founder, and CEO, EVERFI.
“Beyond Meat is both a leader and innovator so it makes perfect sense that they would make a similar commitment to children by helping them understand the key factors related to sustainability.
“With this education, children will gain more clarity around the impact of their choice and may be inspired to make changes to some of their daily routines.”