Author: Tammy Thornton

Nature’s Voice Student Stories Contest

Green Schools Initiative and the Green Schools National Network are launching the 2nd Annual Nature’s Voices Student Story Contest to amplify the stories of young people creating a sustainable future. We invite students grades 6-12 to submit 500-1,000 word essays about how their green schools and environmental education experiences have inspired them, changed their thinking, or transformed their lives. The grand prize includes a cash prize, a paid trip to attend the Green Schools National Conference and Student Summit in March 2015, and the opportunity to share your story as a keynote speaker at the conference. Other prizes include...

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Environmental Education and Sustainability in U.S. Public Schools 2014 Survey Results

Paul Chapman of Inverness Associates has just released his full length report on his survey: Environmental Education and Sustainability in U.S. Public Schools.   Environmental Education and Sustainability in U.S. Public Schools highlights his findings among the benefits of environmental education in public schools, the challenges facing green schools as well as recommendations for schools to develop green, sustainable schools.   The full report can be found under our Resources page.     Featured: Students and teachers at South Shore Public Charter School in Massachusetts proudly display the award they received in Scholastic’s “America’s Greenest School” competition at the Green Schools Summit;...

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Welcome Planet Aid as a New Green Schools Sponsor

Planet Aid is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that collects and recycles used clothing and shoes to protect the environment and support charitable causes all over the world. From funding sustainable development projects in Africa, Asia and South America, to helping our local communities through fundraisers, outreach and events, Planet Aid is dedicated to working for the environment and for people. You may have seen those yellow bins around – that’s Planet Aid. We place bins at schools to collect used clothing and shoes. Schools raise funds from the donations received in the bin, and we do all the work — from pick up to distribution. We also help schools and students...

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