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Green Schools Invited to Back-to-School Climate Education Event at the White House

Posted by Tammy Thornton on August 11, 2015

Green Schools and several Green Schools Members were invited to attend a Back-to-School Climate Education Event at the White House on Thursday, August 20, 2015.

“This effort aligns with Climate Education and Literacy Initiative, launched in December 2014, to connect students and citizens with the best-available, science-based information about climate change. The event will bring together students and educators engaged in climate literacy, as well as key leaders in the education community from government, academia, philanthropies, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The program will include an interactive climate “assembly,” fireside chats with senior officials, demonstrations of innovative educational resources, and a panel featuring outstanding student leaders.”

Read Official White House Press Release

We will share more about this amazing opportunity when we return!


Meet Eugen Florin Cotei , National Green Schools Society’s National Ambassador

Posted by Tammy Thornton on August 11, 2015

11039762_900442823352876_1576194655_nEugen Florin Cotei  is a junior at Rancho High School, Las Vegas, NV. He was appointed as a NGSS National Ambassador in his sophomore year.

I remember when I was 10 years old, running around the rolling green meadows of the breathtaking European Alps, and playing hide and seek with my sister. I grew up surrounded by nature in all forms and in a society where our Earth was revered culturally. It was engrained in my blood to take care of everything that surrounds me, whether it is a tree, or a small plant in the garden. These are memories that will never disappear from my mind. Living in Europe’s greatest ecosystem is one of the most beautiful things I can remember.

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