August 2017
Project Green Schools Sponsors and Attends New England Women in Energy and Environment Panel

On July 11, 2017 Project Green Schools was honored to sponsor and attend the New England Women in Energy and Environment: Women Shaping the Agenda Panel. Rhode Island Green Student Leader Laila DeMartino was also in attendance with PGS. 

The event brought 150 women together at the University of Rhode Island for the third annual panel in the "Women Shaping the Agenda" series focusing on "New England's Energy Mix and Environmental Future." 

A special thank you to Commissioner Grant for taking time to talk to PGS and for being a great partner and supporter of #RI #nextgeneration this year!

Pictured: Commissioner Grant, student Laila DeMartino, PGS Founder and Executive Director Robin Organ and far right, PGS President Stacy Goodman

Have you checked out our new Instagram account? @project_green_schools

Call for Proposals for 2018 Green Schools Conference & Expo

Denver, Colorado
May 3-4, 2018

Final call for proposals for the conference closes on August 11th!   Click to learn more and submit a proposal. 
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 will open August 7, 2017 at  greenapple.org.
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. 
Project Green Schools Partners with The Bridges House

Project Green Schools is excited to announce a new partnership with The Bridges House located in Concord, NH.  Together, PGS and The Bridges House is in the "process of developing a program that will support students on their journey in environmental leadership and stewardship in their schools while providing the same goals and objectives for our community events at The Bridges House." 

Pictured: 1st Lady of New Hampshire, Valerie Sununu, Chris Buchanan and PGS Founder and Executive Director Robin Organ
Teachers! Project Green Schools Needs Your Feedback

Teachers, we need YOU! We are in the process of  re-vamping our "12 Pathways to Greening Your School" in order to make it the best, most user-friendly environmental education product out there for you- the teacher- to use.  That means your feedback is critical. Please take this short 5 minute or less survey to best improve our services to you.  Thank you for your time and support. 
Project Green Schools Attends Green Ribbon Schools Ceremony

On July 19, 2017 Project Green Schools attended the U. S Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Ceremony. Take a look at some photos from the event as well as highlights of the 2017 Honorees

We are proud to continue to support this event as well as partner with Green Apple Day of Service. 
1 Year Following Our Green Difference Awards Northern Virginia Students Honored with President's Youth Award

Inspired to see this press release from one of our 2016 Green Difference Award Winners! Congratulations George Mason High School Environmental Group!!

Northern Va. Students Honored with President's Environmental Youth Award for Healthy and Sustainable Farming Practices. 
Founder of Conserve It Forward Will Carry Florida Flag at National Games

Project Green Schools is excited to continue to partner and share the amazing work of Avalon Theisen, Founder of Conserve It Forward.  

Avalon will has been named on of ten 2017 State Games of America MVPs and we're thrilled to share her recent press release. 

"TAMPA, Florida, July 20, 2017 - Dual enrolled homeschooler Avalon Jade Theisen, who studies full time at St. Pete College, will be Florida's flag bearer at the 2017 State Games of America in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has also been named one of ten 2017 State Games of America MVPs, as she helps promote healthy living, training, and eating leading up to the event.

 

The State Games of America is an Olympic-style event held every odd year that features competition between medal winners from State Games and other events across the nation. This year's event is expected to attract over 12,000 competitors. Theisen, 16, earned the opportunity to compete at the national event after receiving a gold medal at the 2016-2017 USA Yoga Southern States Super Regional Championship..." Read More

Make Sure Energy is A Part of Your Green Schools Conversation

Project Green School's  12 Pathways To Greening Your School were created as a way to make it easier to align students’ innate desire to make a difference in the world with their personal interests.  The Energy Pathway has become particularly pertinent now with the current state of our environment and political system. Investment in resources that will further our knowledge, and our future environmental leader's knowledge, is imperative.  That is why we share these WONDERFUL resources for use in your classroom brought to you by the Department of Education.  Perfect timing, too, for Back-to-School season!! 

U.S Department of Energy Education Homepage -  Find information on student competitions, lesson plans and classroom activities, career maps and training information


Women @ Energy site –  over 300 profiles of women in STEM at DOE


Direct Current podcast  


STEM website –  an overview of our major programs
Grants

Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools
The  Chef Ann Foundation  presents Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools. This grant is designed to help increase kids’ access to fresh fruits and vegetables and create experiential nutrition education when and where students make their food choices: in the cafeteria. The $2,500 one-year grants support food costs to incorporate school-wide fruit and vegetable tastings into the school's nutrition program. Grants will be determined on an ongoing basis depending on available funding.  Learn more and apply

NAAEE Annual Awards, Recognitions and Scholarship


Annual Awards for Excellence in EE

Do you know an individual or organization that deserves recognition for their efforts in environmental education? Nominate them for an NAAEE Award for Excellence in EE! Each year, we honor valuable local and global contributions to EE research, practice, and service at our annual conference. Please help us recognize the remarkable work of your colleagues! Submit nominations by August 4thhttps://naaee.org/our-work/programs/awards


NAAEE Scholarships to 2017 Annual Conference in Puerto Rico. 
The North American Association for Environmental Education is awarding 6 scholarships to their annual conference in Puerto Rico. Jane Goodall will be one of the keynote speakers. Scholarship attendees will be required to attend all plenary/keynote sessions, a number of specific U.S. Forest Service sessions, which will be shared prior to the event, and the awards luncheon on Saturday. Complete an  application  no later than Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM PDT.


Young Professionals Scholarship Program
NAAEE and the US Forest Service recently announced the 2017 Young Professionals Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship program. Young professionals from underrepresented communities, seeking to begin or advance their environmental education careers, are encouraged to apply. Winning candidates will participate in professional development workshops, trainings, and networking opportunities with EE professionals from diverse cultures and communities at the NAAEE Annual Conference. The application period closes August 14thhttps://naaee.org/eepro/opportunities/us-forest-service-naaee-2017-young


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: https://naaee.org/our-work/programs/ee-30-under-30

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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