* Also U.N. Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education Read More
Days to Celebrate in September
21st: Zero Emissions Day
22nd: World Rhino Day
22nd: World Car-free Day
22nd/23rd: Fall (Autumnal) Day
Guides and Curricula
Decarbonization Roadmap Guide for School Building Decision Makers
The State of Our Schools 2021 Report
NWF Schoolyard Habitat – National Wildlife Federation’s “How-To Guide” for Schoolyard Habitats® walks through the steps to creating a successful and sustainable wildlife garden, provides information on teaching in an outdoor classroom, and offers resources to help create and maintain your habitat.
The Learning Grounds Guide for Schools – A step-by-step road map to help you start your school ground greening process.
Gro-Garden – Meet Connie the Compost and her friends the Micro organisms. They live under the trees in your Gro Garden, right next to the animals, and they love old food scraps! When you feed Connie and her friends, magic things start to happen.
SimCityEDU Pollution Challenge – a game-based learning and assessment tool for middle school students covering the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
UNH Virtual Sustainability Tour
Documentary “The Sacrifice Zone” – A documentary focusing on the Ironbound district of Newark, New Jersey, as one of the most toxic neighborhoods in the country and what the community is doing to break the cycle of poor communities of color serving as dumping grounds for our consumer society.
NBC News 10 Boston – BPA Free Health Concerns
Healthy Schools Campaign – extensive series of videos providing insight into healthy school initiatives
American School Board Journal – 5 minute video explaining health education in the classroom
Global Coalition for Green Schools – Inspirational video
Rain Barrels from Upcycled Syrup Drums
WHITE HOUSE TOOLKIT: Federal Resources for Addressing School Infrastructure Needs
- Read the Guidance
- List of Disinfectants for use Against Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Proper use of disinfectants – infographic with six steps for safe use.
Green Teacher Magazine – Our quarterly Green Teacher magazine offers perspectives on the role of education in creating a sustainable future, practical articles and ready to use activities for various age levels, and reviews of dozens of new educational resources.
Benefits of Greening Schools – Summary of research showing benefits of outdoor education
YSA.org – Youth Changing the World
Greener School Cleaning Supplies – Check out EWG’s report on health risks tied to school cleaning supplies, and learn about safer cleaning at school and at home