BOSTON, MA September 22, 2020—Project Green Schools (PGS) is pleased to announce it has launched a new Corporate Climate Council, which aims to connect businesses, education and the next generation of environmental leaders. This announcement comes on the heels of the kickoff to Climate Week NYC in which the PGS Youth Council will host a session on “Back to School Sustainability” to connect on the climate crisis with their peers.
The Corporate Climate Council invites visionary companies to work collaboratively with the Council’s Leadership Team made up of Staff, Board, Advisory Board, National Youth Council Members, schools and communities to create meaningful, long-lasting change. The Corporate Climate Council stems from the belief that innovative companies’ actions are critical in fighting climate change and are vital in creating awareness for the next generation. This Council will create opportunities for student leaders to connect with government, corporate and professional leaders about solutions to 21st Century challenges while making connections that help youth find their place in higher education and the workforce.
“There has never been a more pressing time to take an active role in fighting climate change by adopting more sustainable practices, investing in renewable energy and reducing the global carbon footprint to create a cleaner, GREENER, more sustainable future for us all,” said Robin Buchanan, Founder & Executive Director of Project Green Schools. “Connecting the next generation with today’s leaders in business and government gives youth the power to have their voices heard as solutionaries that can lead change to bring about a healthier planet for all living things.”
Project Green Schools’ past supporters and collaborators from the business community include; National Grid, Waste Management, Genzyme, Clif Bar, Staples, Target, Stop & Shop, Whole Foods, NSTAR (now Eversource), Walmart, Next Step Living, AmSan, Konica Minolta, Dole, Planet Aid, and others.
As part of Climate Week NYC, seven members of the Youth Council have been selected to host a Zoom Presentation on “Back to School Sustainability” taking place on Friday, September 25th at 1:30pm EST. This Youth Session will create a space for the National Youth Council to advocate for the importance of the climate crisis and answer questions as they connect with their peers.
Project Green Schools partners with over 6,500 schools and 500,000 students from over 43 U.S. states and 45 countries to facilitate the development of student leaders who have engaged in E-STEAM learning and projects and are pursuing higher education and jobs in the green workforce.