September 2017
A Project Green Schools Success Story...Inspiring the Next Generation!

Project Green Schools could not be more proud to share this story from one of our former PGS Student Ambassadors, Carol Bowe. Congratulations!
"I remember writing a letter to my kindergarten teacher at the end of the year, in which I described how I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. Many young kids say that they want to be a superstar or a circus performer and do not pursue it later in life. However, my desire to teach followed me into high school. In my sophomore year of high school, I became a Project Green Schools Ambassador. I had already been doing environmentally work for two years at my own high school, but I wanted to branch out. I was passionate about the work I was doing and wanted to continue it. That same year I began taking physics for the first time, finding yet another passion. However, my passion for physics turned me away from my goal of becoming a teacher as I decided to “do” physics instead of teaching it. I had heard the phrase “Those who can’t do, teach” often enough that it stuck. I was good enough to “do” physics and so I decided to be an engineer. I continued as a Project Green Schools ambassador...." Read More
Get Ready for the NEW "12 Pathways for Greening Your School!"

Ready to be excited?! We have new stuff for you. And it. Is. GOOD! We've been hard at work re-vamping our  "12 Pathways for Greening Your School" resource for you, and are really eager to share it with you! The idea behind this re-work has been to make it more user-friendly, as well as an active, living, breathing engagement piece.

Imagine if you will a true, authentic, and FUN STEM challenge that goes completely viral and sweeps the nation... nay, the world. Well, you don't have to imagine anymore because it's here. We understand that students of all ages have an innate desire to want to make a difference. Sometimes, though, the type of change they are seeking can seem a little daunting.

The Pathways were created with that in mind as a way to make it easier to align students' innate desire with their personal interest. With this new model, we are simply kicking it up a notch. Or, two. Or, ten!  Now get on your mark. Get ready. We'll be going LIVE soon!
Help Epiphany School Go Greener with their School Greenhouse Project

Green Up New England Challenge Winner, Epiphany School in Dorcester, MA needs your HELP! Part of their winning project includes building a new greenhouse on their campus. Help them achieve their goal now!
Join This Year’s Green Apple Day of Service

Green Apple Day of Service is an opportunity to join schools across the world in celebrating the central role that schools play in preparing the next generation of leaders in sustainability. A school’s event improves the health and safety of the learning environment while strengthening student civic leadership, environmental literacy, and project management skills. Since it began in 2012, the Day of Service has inspired over 790,000 volunteers in 73 countries to act in support of sustainability at their schools. With one in eight people around the globe attending a school every day, there is more work to be done! Schools and the community leaders who support them can choose their own date for their project, and they have access to mini-grants and personalized guidance to help them make their projects a reality. Project Registration is open at  greenapple.org.
Project Green Schools Attending 2017 NH High Performance Schools Summit

Schools are the center of any community. Whether you are building a new school, renovating an existing school, or tackling that low-hanging fruit project, facility improvements have numerous benefits to students, staff, and other community members. NEEP and the New Hampshire Department of Education are partnering for the  2017 New Hampshire Schools Summit  to educate stakeholders about the importance of including high performance attributes in the school environment. Join us on October 20, 2017 at the Inter-lakes High School in Meredith, NH. Visit the  event website here  for more info and to register  today .
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

The  U.S. Green Building Council  and  EcoRise Youth Innovations  invite high school teachers and administrators interested in learning more about the green building industry to attend a FREE workshop and tour of the largest gathering of green building companies:  Greenbuild International Conference and Expo , taking place in Boston this fall. 

November 8-9, 2017

Please  SIGN UP FOR THESE FREE OPPORTUNITIE S   no later than September 29 th  to reserve your spot. Keep in mind that space is limited and attendance is first come first serve.
Project Green Schools Partners with Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

PGS is excited to partner with Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots. As an organization with a common mission we hope to join communities and share resources!

Applications Open for Roots & Shoots Mini-Grants - Four deadlines available

Check out their  resources for educators including their free online course, Skype sessions with youth leaders, and their service learning toolkit

In the San Francisco area? Roots & Shoots is celebrating their 40th Anniversary of the Jane Goodall Institute. Learn more and have a chance to see Dr Jane!
What's Your MA Park Story?" Campaign

Over the next couple of months, the Environmental League of Massachusetts will be soliciting stories from park users and activists from across the Commonwealth to build a collection of images, videos, audio files and short messages that showcase why our state parks matter.  Learn More and Submit YOUR Story!
Engage Your Schools and Students About Our Oceans

Ocean Ambassadors has announced two new exciting ways for schools to engage with the global issues surrounding marine debris, and waste plastics in our oceans. First, Ocean Ambassadors have opened their flagship, S.V. Moanafor to 400 students this coming year. Specializing in 7 day voyages in Fiji. Visiting islands and collecting rubbish is only part of the journey.

Second, with the ever-growing consciousness on the effects of waste plastic in our oceans, you can now participate in your everyday practice. Ocean Ambassadors has developed a school engagement program to minimize your footprint, and bring the schools overall awareness up to speed. With multiple levels on offer, there’s something for every school. Even up to having a personal visit on-sight for presentations, a hands on audit and solutions manual to keeping your learning center as low impact as possible.

Help Fight Plastic Pollution One Straw At A Time

Two GA youth are asking schools around the world to join in their global OneLessStraw Pledge Campaign. Olivia (14) and her brother Carter (16) recently launched a global OneLessStraw Pledge initiative in an effort to get people around the world to pledge to go straw-less for 30-days and here are just a few reasons why:

  • Did you know that in America alone we are using an estimated 500-million single use plastic straws every single day?
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Denver, Colorado
May 3-4, 2018

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) 
Grants, Recognitions, Scholarships, Internships and Competitions

Celebrate Infrastructure
T eams of 1 or 2 students grades 1-12 are to create a one page image that can be printed out as a poster that shows a way of getting trains from north of Boston to points south of Boston. Right now, trains from the north go to North Station and trains from the south go to South Station.  Contest ends 9/17

EE 30 Under 30
NAAEE’s 30 Under 30 program aims to recognize young people 30 years old or younger doing vital EE work in their communities. Submit yourself, or a friend for consideration! This year, nominations are open to the international community. Four finalists will be selected to participate in a panel discussion during the NAAEE Conference in San Juan, PR on Saturday, October 21st. Learn more

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships Careers and Internships

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Internship Challenge
The program facilitates the placement of college students and recent graduates who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences in paid internships across the state.  Apply Today

Registration is Open for Future City Competition
Future City is a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. January 2018
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. 

Join Project Green Schools Now

Did you know when you become a  Free Member   of Green Schools you have access to our 12 Pathways to Greening Your School as well as a complimentary Chapter of National Green Schools Society
 
The  12 Pathways to Greening Your School  are designed for you to use September - June (1-10) with two serving as year-round learning tools. But, you can put them in any order that aligns with your program. 

September's theme is  Green and Healthy Schools and Communities.   Here are a few resource highlights:
 
Guides and Curricula 

Games

Useful Links
 
If you'd like to have access to all of these Pathways please become a   FREE MEMBER NOW  !
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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