January 2017 News

In This Issue
Welcome Our New Advisory Board Member
2017 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference
Waltham YMCA Entrepreneurship
Save the Date: 2017 Green Schools Conference and Expo
Save the Date
Yale Young Global Scholars Program 2017
PD and Webinars
In The News
Competitions, Programs and Grants
Start A National Green Schools Society Chapter TODAY!
Addtional Grant Opportunities
Feature YOUR Business or Organization in Our Newsletter

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    Happy New Year!! After an enjoyable holiday we are ready to get back to work and engage and inspire for 2017!  We have lots to share in this newsletter so please take the time to view all of the program, scholarship, conference and event news.  Some deadlines are fast approaching. 

We want to take a moment to highlight two student recognition opportunities.

President's Environmental Youth Award.  
The  President's Environmental Youth Award (PEYA)  recognizes K-12 students and their efforts to protect the environment. The award promotes awareness of our nation's natural resources and encourages positive community involvement.

Winning projects have included restoring natural habitats, starting recycling programs at school and in communities, and installing renewable energy projects. 

Applications are OPEN and due March 1, 2017. Spread the word and encourage students to apply. 

Action for Nature 2017 Eco-Hero Awards
Scholarship opportunity! Are you involved in environmental activism? Apply to our Young Eco-Hero scholarship! Our program recognizes the inspiring accomplishments of individual youth (ages 8-16) whose personal actions and initiatives have significantly impacted the environment. 

Please Welcome Our New Advisory Board Member

Please extend a warm welcome to Project Green Schools Newest Advisory Board Member, Timothy R. McAuley, MS, PhD (VETERAN) a Multi-Award Winning, World Renowned Environmental Leader & Expert, Founder, Chairman & CEO, CHANGE

We have had a long standing relationship with Tim and we are honored to have him join us in this capacity! Welcome!
2017 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference
NOFA/Mass Winter Conference                               
Worcester State University, Worcester, MA
T he Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) invites you to its 30th Annual Conference, featuring over 70 workshops, exhibits, an all-day seminar and keynote by Paul Kaiser from  Singing Frogs Farm in Sonoma County, CA. Paul and his wife Elizabeth have been successfully demonstrating how to produce high volume, high quality vegetables in an inspiring no-till system since 2007.

  It's fun for the whole family! The children's conference (ages 3-12) provides a lively, interactive educational experience for kids. Hands-on, do-it-yourself workshops keep teens active and engaged.

More information at  www.nofamass.org/events/wc
Waltham YMCA Environmental Entrepreneurship Program
Waltham YMCA Environmental Entrepreneurship Program
March 2017 - June 2017
This experiential, out-of-school-time (spring through summer) environmental enrichment program will engage and empower teens, age 14 - 17, to act positively for the environment and themselves by building a service business where they provide organic landscaping with native plants to the City of Waltham and business- and homeowners. Learn More
Save the Date: 2017 Green Schools Conference and Expo

Green Schools Conference and Expo
March 21-22, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
Save The Date: National Healthy Schools Day 2017
National Healthy Schools Day is a day of action and awareness where people and organizations promote and advocate for making sure children in schools across the nation are able to learn and thrive in healthy environments. Healthy Schools Network has just released their triennial report, documenting there are fewer public schools  today , more children in schools, more children in poverty, and more with special education needs, yet fewer dollars and fewer staff for our schools. This issue is more important than ever! Learn More
Yale Young Global Scholars Program 2017
The Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship (SDSE) session of the Yale Young Global Scholars program is designed for students who are interested in exploring innovative solutions to the world's greatest challenges facing our species and the planet. 

Dates: June 19 - July 2, 2017
Professional Development  and Webinar Opportunities
The online course is for science and social studies educators of grades 6-12 and will run March 13th - May 12th, 2017.

A free webinar series presented by Antioch University New England, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). January 12, 2017 Noon - 1pm 
In The News
Competitions, Programs and Grants
April 2, 2017- Weston, MA
Expand Girls' STEM Horizons & Closes the Gender Gap in STEM Workforce 

April 18 - April 21, 2017  - Palm Springs, CA
Inspire Youth, Inspire Learning, Inspire  Change                    
Redefining Leadership in Out-of-School Time

Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 22-23, 2017 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's leading and largest global health conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, professionals and students from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
Start A National Green Schools Society Chapter TODAY!
Now is the time to sign up for a National Green Schools Society Chapter for your school and students. Complete a  NGSS Application  TODAY. 

National Green Schools Society (NGSS) provides a k-12 student recognition and awards program for environmentally focused students who are creating extraordinary impact in schools, organizations, and communities. 

Current Chapters RENEW now for the 2016-2017 school year! 
Join Project Green Schools Now
D id you know when you become a   Free Member  of Green Schools you have access to our 12 Pathways to Greening Your School? 
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. 

February's theme is Land, Air and the Natural World.  Here are a few resource highlights:
Guides and Curricula 


If you'd like to have access to all of these Pathways please become a  FREE MEMBER NOW !
Additional Grant Opportunities
If you are an eligible current or college-bound student, you can also enter to win the  $2,500 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Awards

CREDO will grant up to $500 to 50 activists or local groups doing the work of Climate Heroes to fight fossil fuels in their community

A curated collection of thousands of grants and awards and grant writing resources

Grants, awards, and contests created for teachers

Resources for finding grants, grant writing, and fundraising for schools
Feature YOUR Business or Organization with Project Green Schools 
Project Green Schools (PGS) is a multiple award-winning 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, organized for innovative Environmental Education [EE], STEM Education, and Environmental Literacy purposes. PGS' mission is to create Greener &healthier students & schools through Innovative Environmental Education, Leadership, and Action! Project Green Schools provides  a number of Hands-on programs and resources to help you develop the Next Generation of Students & Schools!
The most active green schools organization on social media! PGS reaches between 20,000-40,000 individuals per week, and is the leading place to receive Green Schools News!

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Bronze Listing - $150...2 Featured Business articles and 2 posts on Social Media [Twitter/Facebook]

Silver Listing - $250...4 Featured Business articles and 4 posts on Social Media [Twitter/Facebook] Quarterly plus 1 blog post on our website (home page).. Choose your time of year!

Gold Listing  - $350...6 Featured Business articles and 6 posts on Social Media [Twitter/Facebook] Half-Year  plus 2 blog posts on our website (home page).. Choose your time of year!

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Robin Organ

Founder and Executive Director

Project Green Schools