Author: Tammy Thornton

Students Joined by Policy Leaders for Mock Session at Rhode Island State House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Students Joined by Policy Leaders for Mock Session at Rhode Island State House Interactive Session Provides Hands-On Experience in Citizenship & Sustainability PROVIDENCE, RI – MAY 24, 2018—Rhode Island students and policy leaders attended a Mock Legislative Session yesterday at the State House presented by Project Green Schools, Rhode Island Department of Education and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. The interactive session gave middle and high school students hands-on experience with the legislative process to inspire the next generation of engaged citizens and environmental leaders. “We are so glad to be back at the Rhode Island State House to give students a chance to discuss solutions to real-world sustainability issues in a policy setting,” said Robin Organ, Executive Director of Project Green Schools. “On behalf of Project Green Schools, I would like to thank Leader Joe Shekarchi for sponsoring this event as well as our Mock Session leader, Representative Susan Donovan, and all of today’s participants for facilitating such a thought provoking conversation on policies that can help achieve a healthier planet for all living things.” Students learned about one energy policy and one food policy topic as a prelude to the debate. Commissioner Carol Grant of the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources presented background on “An Act Relating to Public Utilities And Carriers-The Energy And Consumer Savings Act Of 2005” (2018-H-7828). Sue AnderBois,...

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Rhode Island Student Scholarship and Mock State House Session

Join us at the Rhode Island Mock State House session on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  DESCRIPTION More than 50 students have been invited to be part of the Rhode Island Green Student Leadership Council, representing elementary, middle and high school students throughout the Ocean State. Students will hear from and meet with Rhode Island business, government and education leaders. The purpose of the day is to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders who will make up Rhode Island’s future “green” workforce. Students will participate in a tour of the State House and an interactive session on sustainability and citizenship with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, RI Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Project Green Schools. Students and invited guests will also participate in a one-hour Meet & Greet session. Topics of discussion include: “Energy,” and “Food Policy.” Agenda Please arrive by 8:15 am 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. – Welcome & Breakfast – 2nd floor 9:15 – 10 a.m. – State House tours, 1st floor 10 – 11 a.m. – Interactive Program – House Chamber, 2nd floor 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Meet & Greet with Business and Policy Officials – (Room TBD) DATE & TIME: Weds, May 23, 2018 8:15 AM – 12:00 PM LOCATION: Rhode Island State House 82 Smith Street Providence, RI 02903 Register Now Green Difference Maker Scholarship sponsored by Project Green...

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Project Green Schools Partners with LaunchX

Project Green Schools Executive Director and Founder, Robin Organ, was excited to attend both Demo Day’s sponsored by our new partner, LaunchX.   Boston On March 24th the LaunchX New England Demo Day brought together 200 high-school entrepreneurs and their colleagues from the New England region to showcase students’ work and celebrate their successes building their own companies over the past 6 months. The pitch competition was hosted at District Hall by students for students to build a stronger entrepreneurial community in the New England region and spark their entrepreneurial revolution. Students were tasked with creating a product that solves a problem relating to environmental sustainability and have spent the past 6 months creating their own real profit-generating companies from scratch. The winning team, Natrion, from Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut created an energy-efficient battery in effort to provide safe, affordable energy storage solutions for clean power grids. Natrion will be pitching their product at the Global Demo Day as a Global Finalist later this month with LaunchX teams around the world to compete for funding for their startups. Project Green Schools has partnered with LaunchX to help students find scholarships and connect them with mentors and professionals in their industry to help encourage students to be proactive in solving the issues of environmental sustainability.   New York On March 31st the LaunchX Mid-Atlantic Demo Day brought together...

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From our Partner, Planet Aid

Project Green Schools is happy to share a blog post from our partner Planet Aid regarding our 2018 Green Difference Awards.   On April 13,  Project Green Schools held its annual awards ceremony: the Green Difference Awards. The event, held at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, honors students, schools, and other green heroes whose efforts helped protect the planet. Planet Aid — a PGS sponsor for over eight years — was in attendance at the event to congratulate the awardees. Project Green Schools (PGS) works with schools, organizations, clubs, and individuals in the United States and abroad to develop the “next generation of environmental leaders through education, project-based learning and community service.”   “The partnership between Planet Aid and Project Green Schools has had a measurable impact on our planet.” — Robin Organ, PGS Executive Director / Founder “PGS works to reduce the carbon footprint,” said Jackson Fernandes, who is the Market Manager for Planet Aid’s Southern New England branch and on the PGS Board of Directors. “We accomplish this through building community gardens, composting, recycling textiles, and more.” PGS and Planet Aid are natural partners due to their shared goal of educating the public about how to better protect the environment. PGS works with the next generation, focusing its efforts on educating youth, to ensure that they have a solid foothold for continued revitalization of the planet they will inherit. “Our resources will only go on so...

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Congratulations to our 2018 Green Difference Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions!

Congratulations to our 2018 Green Difference Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions! Please join us for our annual ceremony. When: April 13th, 2018 Where: MA State House [Boston] – Great Hall 10 am – Noon  Featuring special guest and emcee Duke Castiglione Anchor and Reporter, WCVB Channel 5 There is no limit to the number of guests you can bring, but you MUST REGISTER to attend.   ANNOUNCING OUR HONOREES:    Outstanding Green Student [Elementary/Middle/High]  Justin Sather (CA) – Justin’s Save the Frogs Project Admiral Arthur W. Radford High School – Jamie Hearther, Student/Vice President Environmental Club (HI) – Volunteer work/Environmental Club Poornima Sri L V of PSGR Krishnammal Nursery and Primary School (India)– Green Retreats Andover High School (MA) – Aaron (AJ) Roberts – Sustainable Garden Project Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Environmental Club (MA) – Plastic Bag and Plastic Water Bottle Bans Hopkinton Middle School Green Team (MA) – Tyler Goldner – Clean Water for HMS Manchester-Essex High School Green Team (MA) – Annie Martin – 3 Season Gardening Manchester-Essex High School Green Team (MA) – Gabrielle Allmendinger – Green Team President & Project Green Schools President – World Water Day Resolution/Sustainability Manchester-Essex High School Green Scholars (MA) – Nils Taylor- Sustainable Practices King Middle School (ME) – Addie Farmer and Lainey Randall – A Plastic Ocean United World College South East Asia East Campus (Singapore) – Hemal Arora- Solar for East Outstanding Commitment to Greenovation [GREEN + STEM + Innovation] Warren Community Elementary School 21st Century Community Learning Center (MA) –  Agriculture is Awesome: Salad Science to Agricultural Engineering Congressional School (VA)- Congressional (Blueprint...

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