Author: Tammy Thornton

Now Accepting Green Difference Awards Nominations

Green Schools is now accepting applications for the 7th Annual Green Difference Awards being held at the MA State House on May 26, 2015 from 10 am – 12 pm. Green Schools honors and recognizes Outstanding National Environmental Education & STEM Education efforts led in our Schools & Communities at our Annual Green Difference Awards. Awards will be given in the following areas: Outstanding Green Superintendent/Principal Outstanding Green Education/Program Director Outstanding Green Community Hero Outstanding Green Student [Elementary/Middle/High] Outstanding Commitment to Greenovation [GREEN + STEM + Innovation] Outstanding School-led Project in Climate Action Outstanding School-led Project in Energy Outstanding...

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8th Annual Green Schools Summit

DATE: April 8, 2015 Each spring, Green Schools hosts its Annual Massachusetts Green Schools Summit. Now in its 8th year, the Massachusetts Green Schools Summit connects stakeholders from government, education, business, community, nonprofit organizations, and leaders of all ages interested in Green Schools & Communities. OBJECTIVES Engage in cross-sector dialogues Learn from thought leaders of all ages Go back to your school and community armed with knowledge and resources to Green Your School WHO SHOULD ATTEND Municipal and state government officials and staff K-12 & Higher Education staff and faculty Students (suggested for Middle School aged students and above) Businesses Non-profit organizations Community Members Parents Everyone interested in the Green Schools Movement and environmental transformation...

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Green Schools National Conference

Green Schools National Conference By: Melissa Cowell, Grade 11, Ursuline Academy, National Green Schools Society Student Officer, Green Schools National Network Student Advisory Board This past week I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Virginia Beach for the Green Schools National Conference with Green Schools, a MA-based, leading, national nonprofit organization, organized for innovative Environmental Education. Also joining us was National Green Schools Society Co-President from Algonquian Regional High School, Ian Rizzitano, and three students from Manchester Essex Green Team, Sam Koufman, Tasha Statz-Geary, and Christiane Noriega. Our group of nine consisted of the five students along with...

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Saving Seeds with Island Grown Schools

By Claire Lafave In our farm to school program on Martha’s Vineyard, seeds are one of the core curricular areas that we return to year after year with our students, as they move from preschool through elementary, middle, and high school.  Seed saving has become an integral tool for connecting with students about food culture, life cycles, and community.  We have two seed stories we’d like to share with you: This year our teen program, The Farm Project, helped facilitate the launch of the island’s first community seed library, and one of our island elementary schools organized an all-school...

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