Author: Tammy Thornton

Join the National Green Student Leadership Council

APPLY NOW!! Project Green Schools is looking for highly motivated students in Grades 5-12, to represent their state. Students will have opportunities to meet with policy officials, attend policy briefings and events, as well as attend business and stakeholder events. The National Green Student Leadership Council advances the student voice with regard to environmental education and environmental literacy. The National Green Student Leadership Council provides a forum for student voices, where ideas, concerns, and suggestions are collected and put into the hands of local, state, and national leaders who will listen carefully and hopefully take action. The Leadership Council’s student leaders...

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No Waste November: Plastic Innovation

In honor of America Recycles Day on November 15th, our Pathway of the Month is Waste Management. And with Americans, alone, producing ~4.6 lbs of trash per person per day, waste is a HUGE problem! That’s right. The U.S. may be just 5% of the world’s population, but we generate the most pounds of trash per person per day. Scarier yet, it’s estimated that about 10% of that is plastic waste. This plastic pollution poses, perhaps, the biggest threat of all! According to The Ecology Center in California, 12% of the entire municipal waste stream (of all trash) are...

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November “Operation:viralSTEMChallenge”

I hope everyone’s school year is off to a raging start! So far this year we’ve covered how to make green and healthy improvements to our schools utilizing our Transportation and Food & Agriculture Pathways. Don’t forget to share with us the actions that YOUR school took– we can’t wait to see what you did! For the month of November, in honor of America Recycles Day on the 15th, the Pathway of the Month will be Waste Management. The U.S. may be just 5% of the world’s population, but did you know we generate the most pounds of trash per person per day?? That’s about 4.6 lbs of trash per person!!  Scarier yet, it’s estimated that about 10% of that is plastic waste.  So, now, your challenge:  What is THE most creative use of re-purposing plastics or diverting trash from the landfill your school can create? Check back on our original post for more information on our “Operation:viralSTEMChallenge”  ...

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Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar Series

Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar Series Wednesday, November 15th 1:00 PM-2:30 PM EST     To Register   “Exploring the Green Infrastructure Workforce: Jobs, Training and Certification for Installation, Maintenance and Monitoring” As the number of green infrastructure projects like rain gardens, bioswales, green streets, green roofs and other best management practices expands, there is growing interest in the possibility that the green stormwater movement may be a potential source of jobs for local residents, including low-income and/or diverse neighborhoods.  This webinar will share information on key occupations involved in installation, maintenance and monitoring of urban green infrastructure, highlight findings...

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