Author: Tammy Thornton

 2014 Green Schools National Conference Student Reflection from Green Schools Co-President Sam Koufman  Last March I had the privilege of traveling to Sacramento, California to attend the Green School’s National Conference during which I had the pleasure of meeting many influential, diverse, and prominent environmental stewards who work in the environmental realm. Throughout my high school career, I have attended many conferences and presentations where I have been both the audience and the presenter. At the Green School’s National Conference, I was able to do both. Presenting as a panelist at the Student Summit and participating in the heated debates...

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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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