August 2018
Project Green Schools Has A New Address

Please note that we have a new mailing address:

Project Green Schools
3 Village Green North #311 PMB 191
Plymouth, MA 02360 Plymouth, MA 02360 |
Project Green Schools Partners with UgMo Technologies

Boston, MA, and King of Prussia, PA – July 30, 2018 - Project Green Schools and smart irrigation specialist UgMO announced today a partnership to develop impactful water conservation curriculum for K-12 students. The partners begin curriculum development this month and will sponsor individual projects and the students implementing those initiatives. The goal of this support is to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders to innovate new ways of driving water conservation and sustainability.

“Smart Irrigation Month makes the perfect backdrop for a partnership that can have a lasting impact on how the next generation views its ability to protect one of our planet’s most important and diminishing resources,” said Brian Dalmass. “It’s an honor to partner with the amazing team at Project Green Schools who has already made incredible inroads in inspiring young people across the country to do their part to reduce environmental impact and costs. We look ... READ MORE " lymouth, MA 02360 |
PGS In Key Largo with Coral Reef Foundation

 Well, our new fiscal year is off to a "swimming" start! The end of July found us finishing up our first class of Ocean Ambassador training with our partners at the Coral Restoration Foundation in Key Largo, Florida. During this program, students in grades 6-12 learned about the plight of coral reef systems around the world, saw first-hand the work being done to restore the reefs, went snorkeling in the open ocean, saw reef sharks & stingrays, and even went face-to-face with some visitors of an underwater hotel located in the lagoon of our training venue (MarineLab)! They also participated in a marine debris clean-up where they picked up 88 lbs of trek in the first quarter mile of their trek alone... in only 30 minutes. Students had the opportunity to be citizen scientists when they entered their data in both Florida Microplastic Awareness Project and the Mote Marine Lab Debris databases. The weekend was a raging success and the students had a blast!
PGS at Jack Johnson!!

 Project Green Schools was thrilled to have partnered with Jack Johnson and his foundation at his June 15th concert in Detroit making the Green Difference! 
#allatonce   #jackjohnson   #greendifference   #projectgreenschools #environmentalaction   #leadership  Special thanks to Nicole, Director of School Engagement, for representing our students and schools across the nation and globe!!
Project Green Schools National Youth Council Leadership Team

We are excited to announce our leadership team for the 2018 - 2019 National Youth Council!

President
Olivia San - Lexington High School 12th-MA 

Co-President
Harjap Singh- Princinton Day School 11th Co- NJ

Secretary
Sarah Salvato -- Caddo Parish 12th- LA 

Lead Communications Officer
Molly Gun Aashland High School 11th- MA 

Social Media Executives
Libby Scapperotto- Wilton High School 12th - CT 
Rebecca Pan - Los Altos High School 11th -CA (Co-secretary)

Events Officer
Jennifer Su - Rio Americano H.S, 11th - CA  h, MA 0
National Youth Council students in grades 5-12 are difference-makers who are invited to participate in important regional, national and world events.  Students are given a seat at the table – with government, corporate and professional leaders. 

Congratulations to the Environmental Eagles

The 5th Grade Environmental Eagles of Captain Samuel Brown School in Peabody, MA, also 2017-2018 Green Difference Award winners, made a wonderful slideshow reflecting on their inspirational work making the Green Difference this school year with their teacher. Click to view slideshow.
Students Across New England: Volunteer or Work at the Next Xfinity Center Concert

Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. 

Live Nation Entertainment is looking for dedicated students and adults to support sustainability efforts at the Xfinity Center's events located in Mansfield, MA.  

Here's how YOU can help:

Recycling Sorter
The Recycling Sorter will improve the Xfinity Center's sustainability efforts by sorting the recycling totes that are used throughout the venue to reduce and/or eliminate any contamination in our recycling compactors. (Paid position for 18+)

Green Team Volunteer (Must be at least 14 years of age).
Seeking 10 Volunteers and 1 Chaperone per school group/per event. 

The Green Team is made up of students who are participating in Project Green Schools and who are looking to earn volunteer hours towards induction into the National Green School Society. These students will share their knowledge of sustainability and recycling with guests of the Xfinity Center in an effort to improve the Center's sustainability and diversion efforts.

2018 Healthy Kids Heroes Announced

"For 2018, there are three heroes. Each is known for effective advocacy and professionalism, the ability to inspire others, and especially for being compassionate, genuine and kind. Their work illustrates the power of... Read More "

Nominations for the "Who is Your 2019 Hero?" will be in the fall.
North American Marine Environmental Protection Association Contests, Programs, Field Trips and More!

Marine Science Call for Papers Competition:  a competition for high school and college undergraduate students to showcase meaningful research projects related to marine science, marine industry, or marine technology. Applications will be accepted until  September 1, 2018 . Scholarship money and networking opportunities will be provided for winners. Submission portal link:  http://www.namepa.net/science-fair/ .

NAMEPA High School Chapter Program:  a unique opportunity for high school students to begin a NAMEPA chapter and lead initiatives that benefit the marine environment. This could include planning a beach clean-up or educational presentation, all with the guidance and materials from NAMEPA. Read more here:  http://www.namepa.net/start-a-chapter/ .

In class presentations or field trips: We offer free educational programming for students all over Connecticut. We are very flexible and will meet the needs of the teacher.

Download or request hard copies of our  free educational materials , including two educator's guides with NGSS aligned lesson plans and educational handouts that can be displayed at school. Find them here:  http://www.namepa.net/education/
Grants, Recognitions, Scholarships, Internships and Competitions

Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grants
GreenWorks! Grants grant a $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world.  Deadline: September 30th, 2018

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
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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