Author: Tammy Thornton

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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IGSS/NGSS Chapters – It’s time to start filling out award recognition forms!

All IGSS/NGSS Chapters are required to fill out an End Of Year Report in order to receive recognition for your hard work over the 2017 -2018 school year. As part of your report, individual students, classes or groups must submit a Tracking Sheet documenting their hours.  If you need another tracking sheet click here. Chapters submitting your End of Year Report – Complete your form here GRADUATING Seniors ONLY – Complete your form here All paperwork is due by April 15th,...

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Spotlight: Hope Street Garden at Lincoln Charter School

Happy February!  This month we are kicking off “The Year of the Green School” celebration.  There are so many great things teachers and schools are doing to create a healthier community that we want to give them the recognition they deserve.  Be on the look-out for new featured schools every Friday.  We hope these schools serve to inspire more & more schools to see what GREEN can do for their students. This week we shine a very bright spotlight on Annie Clark.  She is the Executive Director of Hope Street Garden and Learning Lab (York, PA) and Director of Community Outreach for Lincoln Charter School (York, PA).  Check out this stellar model Green School! Who’s idea was it to start a school garden? What was the inspiration behind starting this project? I always say that the garden chose me as a project instead of me choosing it. In addition, I tell volunteers that God gives you peace before he gives you purpose. In the year 2011, my mom was diagnosed with cancer. I travelled to California while she received treatment in LA. I was fascinated by the number of schools that had outdoor learning labs. When I came back to Pennsylvania, I wanted to create my own outdoor learning lab. However, I had no place to build a [one]. Approximately a year later, representatives from the Re-development Authority better-known as the RDA came to see me...

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