National Green Schools Society
12 Pathways to Greening Your School
Last week, Project Green Schools was delighted to take part in the Green Strides Tour in Georgia. We had previously participated in the New England tour and we love taking learning outdoors!
First stop was Pharr Elementary.
We learned some brilliant ways to take learning outside at Pharr and where students were bright, articulate, environmental leaders. I was very impressed!
Pictured: Keisha N. Ford-Jenrette, Program Manager, Excellence Recognition Georgia Department of Education and Robin Organ, Executive Director of Project Green Schools
A Message from our New Project Green Schools Student Co-President, Belle Allmendinger
I am the 2017/2018 Co-President of Project Green Schools and have been part of the NGSS family for four years. I am a senior at Manchester Essex High School and President of my school’s Green Team. I joined Green Team as a freshman and started an aquaponics project that I continued for three years. At the end of my freshman year, I became President and have been ever since. To put it simply, I yearn to have my voice heard on issues concerning the environment. I absolutely hate not doing anything, so I am always trying to think of and do new things. Whether that involves starting green initiatives in my home or in my community, I need to get involved.
Last year, Project Green Schools invited me to help on a big project. The PGS President at that time, Mark Thekkethala, and I drafted a resolution to submit to the Massachusetts State Congress.
Project Green Schools student leaders invited to lead events at the Paris Climate Conference- COP 21.
Over 50,000 world leaders from over 190 nations will meet in Paris to hopefully pass resolutions to combat climate change.
Project Green Schools students raise their voices for creating a healthier, more sustainable future for their generation and those that follow at COP 21.
Our students have already proven themselves at The White House and across the nation. Together with global partners and thousands of schools and organization we #ActOnClimate.