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National Food Changes Have Roots in Bay Area

Jon Jarvis announces Healthy Food Program (NPS, Tami Heilemann)

With the help of the Institute at the Golden Gate’s Food for the Parks program, the National Park Service has announced new standards for healthy and sustainable food options at parks across the country. Get a taste of this important change—here at Golden Gate! more >>


August 2013 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

Institute Helps Launch Healthy Parks, Healthy People: Bay Area

Exercising on Crissy Field

On June 1, parks and health organizations around the Bay Area kicked off Healthy Parks, Healthy People: Bay Area—an effort to provide welcoming, culturally relevant programs for all communities. Learn how you can participate in the next round of events! more >>


July 2013 | Leave a comment

Growing Expertise on Green Space in Cities

Growing Expertise on Green Space in Cities

Between 2010 and 2050, the Earth’s population is expected to rise by two billion people—almost all of them living in urban centers. Learn how the Institute is highlighting parks as vital factors for human and environmental health in an urbanizing world. more >>


June 2013 | Leave a comment

Parks: The New Climate Classroom

Wind turbines at Crissy Field Center

In the wake of releasing a new report, Climate Change in the Parks: Innovative Climate Change Education in Parks, the Institute is building momentum for a two-day conference that will gather educators and park leaders to forge new ways to engage the public. more >>


May 2013 | Leave a comment

Food To-Go: Institute Program Hits the Road

Woman and baby at park cafe

The Institute’s Food for the Parks program convened food service leaders in New York last week to expand the healthy and sustainable food options in parks and other establishments across the country. Read on to learn how the Institute made an impact. more >>


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The Institute Quiz: Win a Prize Pack

Park gear

Think you know the ins and outs of the Institute at the Golden Gate? Prove it with this quiz. If you’re the first to submit the correct answers, you’ll win an Institute gift pack—featuring a Parks Conservancy fleece vest, tote bag, and more! more >>


March 2013 | Leave a comment

The Institute in 2013: From the Bay Area to the World

Fort Baker

How can we help make the world a healthier, happier place? The Institute at the Golden Gate believes the answer is: “One piece at a time.” Institute Director Chris Spence shares how his team is pulling the pieces together—and building on strengths—to make a difference. more >>


February 2013 | Leave a comment

Setting the Table for the New Year

Hiker looking out at park scene

As we enter 2013, the Institute at the Golden Gate is lining up a series of ground-breaking pilot programs, cutting-edge reports, and innovative partnerships in their core focus areas: public health, food, and climate change. See what we’ve got cooking! more >>


January 2013 | Leave a comment

Where Do We Go From Here?

Fort Baker

The Institute at the Golden Gate is ready to take flight in its fifth year. Learn how the Institute plans to emerge as a catalyst—and then a leader—in meeting some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges of our time. more >>


December 2012 | Leave a comment

Institute Grows as a National Thought and Action Leader

Institute Conference

From Anaheim to Baltimore, the Institute at the Golden Gate is sharing knowledge and establishing itself as a leading voice on Food for the Parks and Healthy Parks Healthy People. Read how the Institute is taking its place in a movement to position parks as catalysts for healthful change. more >>


November 2012 | Leave a comment

 

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