July 2017
Summer is here and Project Green Schools will be working hard to create a new look! For starters, we are testing out some new newsletter formats. What do you think?  We will also be working on our new website as well as continuing to improve our nationally recognized programs. Check out our new Instagram account @project_green_schools
PGS Founder and Executive Director  Featured in HUBweek
Congratulations to Robin Organ, Project Green Schools Founder and Executive Director, for being named a HUBweek Change Maker!


Help Us Bring Project Green Schools  to More Schools!

People are asking  "What can I do to   protect our environment?"

With the U.S. deciding to leave the Paris Accord, never before has there been a more important time to protect our environment and shape the future.  Creating a culture of environmental concern and action starts with students. In every school. In every state. Across the U.S. And we can make a green difference. From the ground up. 

This spring and summer Project Green Schools is growing a Giving Tree. We are looking for businesses, organizations, government leaders and individuals who share our vision to make a commitment now and help us grow our Giving Tree. We need your help.

Sprout a new leaf  with your donation .  

Project Green Schools  is developing the next generation of environmental leaders ...(read more) 

The tree reflects gifts made to-date in 2017: Large leaves = $20,000+  Medium leaves = $5,000+ Small leaves = $1,000+

Donations less than $1,000 will be thanked in our Newsletter, Annual Report and on our website. 
U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Ceremony

Project Green Schools is once again proud to show our support as well as attend the Green Ribbon Schools Ceremony being held on July 19, 2017 at the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar Series
Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar Series

Tuesday, July 11th

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST

Register Here


Creating Healthy, Resilient Communities Through Green Infrastructure

 

We can find common ground to address climate change and improve community health and resilience by protecting our natural resources through green infrastructure (GI), sustainable development and better site design. This webinar will focus on a regional approach by the Resilient Taunton Watershed Network (RTWN) in the Taunton River watershed in SE Massachusetts that brought together numerous partners and communities to learn how to effectively use GI and LID techniques to manage stormwater, reduce flooding, and minimize drought impacts. The presenters will address their work in the Taunton watershed which included: using GIS at a regional level to identify priority areas for GI siting, and a localized web-based tool to promote sustainable development through smart bylaws and regulations.


Green Difference Award Banner Delivery
Project Green School Outreach Coordinator Nicole Canty, had the opportunity to personally deliver a Green Difference Award banner to one of our honorees: 

Outstanding Green Program Director:  Sandra Antaya
Thacker Avenue Elementary School
Kissimmee, FL

Pictured:  Yara Tavarez-De La Fuentes (Principal), Sandra Antaya (Teacher), and PGS Outreach Coordinator, Nicole Canty 
Congratulations to all of the National Green Schools Society Pin Honorees!

Students who are not yet graduating but have obtained a prerequisite number of environmental service hours obtain a NGSS Pin.  

Congratulations: 

Mansfield High School, MA
Haley Organ

Qualters Middle School, MA
Aubrey Organ  

Andover High School, MA
Marianne Ngo and Timothy Liu 

Captain Samuel Brown Elementary School Environmental Eagles, Peabody, MA ( pictured above at the 2017 Green Difference Awards)
Daniel Anderson, LIanna Ao, Anthony Bisesti, Camela Bisesti,  Maria Bisesti, Kate Bresnaha, Ava Champigny, Cameron Connolly, Shaylla Fazola, Gabrielle Gagnon, Morgan Johnson, Christian Kaminiski, Daniela Lardizibal, Eli Loring, Emma Luise, Nora Luise, Madeline Mahoney, Brian Murray, Panayiola Nikolouzos, Hayley Ouelette, Thomas Perillo, Elise Plourde, Matthew Ryder, Meghan Ryder, Jonathan Salthouse, Troy Salthouse, Jonathan Shrimpf, Mara Stein, Elijah Swanson, Charlotte Tracia, Daniela White, Raven Zeuli, 

A Word from our Partner Planet Aid
Have some old clothes to get rid of this summer? After placing them in a  yellow recycling bin, check out  this post from our partner  Planet Aid to find out what happens to your old textiles.


PGS is excited to announce a new member on our Advisory Board
Please welcome Mark Maquire to the Project Green Schools Advisory Board!

Mark is a Senior Computer Scientist at Adobe working on the Photoshop Team.  He also serves on the Woburn Energy Committee boasting such accomplishments as auditing the city buildings, initiating a plan around using a landfill as a solar array site, and working on sustainability efforts throughout the city of Woburn.  
Newsworthy
Grants
Grant Application Deadline Extended for Global Schools of Service to Engage Students on National Days of Service - July 14, 2017
Already Planning Next Years Yearbook? 

Consider FutureBook! FutureBook is the only yearbook provider in North America that is partnered with "Trees for the Future", offers Bamboo Paper, vegetable based inks, water based laminates, and FSC paper. 

Feature Your Business with Project Green Schools
Consider a listing level that works for you:  

 

Gold Listing - $250...2 Featured Business articles in Newsletter and also shared over PGS Social Media Platform [Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn]. Plus year-round banner ad ½ year on our website. Choose your time of year!

  

Green Listing -  $500... 4 Featured Business articles in Newsletter and also shared over PGS Social Media Platform [Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn]. Plus year-round banner ad full year on our website.


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