* 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

Useful Links

WHITE HOUSE TOOLKIT: Federal Resources for Addressing School Infrastructure Needs

EPA Emphasizes the Need to Continue Cleaning and Disinfection Practices. This guidance from CDC and EPA focuses on cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, or can also be applied to your home.
EPA’s List-N Tool makes it easier to find disinfectants to use against coronavirus. This online tool lets you search how you want to use the disinfectant (e.g., home, business, etc.), the surface type to disinfect, EPA registration number, and other important factors.
EPA Orders Amazon and eBay to Stop Sale of Certain Pesticide Products. The products subject to EPA’s orders include several products marketed with false or misleading claims of efficacy against coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more about the products and EPA’s order to stop sales.

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 SuppliesCheck out EWG’s report on health risks tied to school cleaning supplies, and learn about safer cleaning at school and at home

Kids Gardening Garden Grants

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