Please welcome our 2021-2022 National Youth Council Co-Presidents!
Hello, I'm Emory Gun. I am a rising Senior in Maryland. During my first year on the Council, I had the opportunity to work as the Secretary for the National Youth Council and I am so honored and excited to embrace the role of Co-President. Environmental issues that I feel very passionate about are sustainability, minimizing consumer waste via thrifting, and energy conservation. Through Project Green Schools ... Read full bio.
Hello, my name is Japna Singh. I am a rising senior in New Jersey and have been a part of the Project Green Schools community since freshman year. I am honored and excited to be taking on the position of Co-President of the Youth Council. Sustainability and environmental activism has always been a major part of my life. Whether this was from attending climate rallies...Read full bio. 
Meet the Rest of our 2021-2022 National Youth Council Leadership Team
We are pleased to welcome the following students onto our National Youth Council Leadership Team. Head on over to our website to hear from and learn more about each student.

Vice-President - Andrew Cao

Secretary - Rachel Chubb

Outreach Coordinator - Maanit Goel

News Editor - Imran Gangat

Communications Officer - Yixin Tay

Interested in joining our 2021-2022 National Youth Council? Click here to learn more.
Project Green Schools Annual Golf Tournament A Success!
Project Green Schools held our Annual Golf Tournament and Luncheon at the White Cliffs Country Club in Plymouth, Massachusetts on August 2, 2021. Golfers participated in an active day outdoors to help raise funds to support Project Green Schools’ mission of developing the next generation of environmental leaders through education, project-based, solutions-based learning, and community service for K-12 students and schools.

“Participation in this annual fundraiser gives us the ability to bring environmental and ocean conservation education to schools in Massachusetts and across the globe for the upcoming school year through our programming, curriculum and various resources,” said Robin Buchanan, Founder & Executive Director of Project Green Schools. “I sincerely thank all participants for their continuous support which helps us engage students, both inside the classroom and out in communities, with project-based learning to encourage an understanding of ways to positively impact the planet we share.”
Participants took the “Green Pledge,” in which each golfer vowed a commitment to help reduce the ecological footprint of the event through measures such as reusable water bottle filling stations, solar-powered golf carts and charging stations, proper recycling, vegetarian meal choices and more.
Start Your Back To School Fundraiser with Boon Supply
Gearing up for the 2021-2022 school year? Consider Boon Market, a marketplace of goods that do good—for you, your community, and the planet. Whether you’re passionate about reducing toxins at home, donating to your local school, or eliminating single use plastic, consider using Boon Supply for your fundraising needs.

From waste-free options to cleaning, personal care, and lunch on the go, goods are eco-friendly, uplifting, and intended to make your life GREENER.

Impact doesn’t stop there. The Boon Supply platform makes it easy to give back to your school, club, and organizational projects. Shop well knowing that a percentage of your purchase will go directly towards supporting your projects and the remainder goes toward the greater good!

Boon was founded by Lily Kanter, co-founder of Serena & Lily, mother of three, and passionate social changemaker. We have been featured on The View, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and more.

Get Ready for the U.S. Department of Education 2022 Green Ribbon Schools Program
Now is a great time to begin preparing for the 2021–22 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) application cycle by using resources and programs available on Green Strides. Review FAQs about all three award categories. Head to U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools for more information.  
Students! Apply for the FXB Climate Advocates Program
The FXB Climate Advocates program aims to inform, empower, and mobilize youth to address the climate crisis. Through Climate Change Immersion, Advocacy Skill Pods, and advocacy tracks focusing on health, sustainable consumption, or energy, students will connect with peers across the United States, receive mentorship from experts, and learn additional skills and knowledge to enhance their climate action. This is a free program, conducted virtually. No previous climate advocacy experience or knowledge required.

Project Green Schools participants are encouraged to apply. Learn more here. The application deadline for the Fall 2021 cohort is August 15th. Students can apply here.
Common Home Conversations: Pathway to 2022 Season 2 Podcast Released
Check out a new podcast, “Common Home Conversations: Pathway to 2022,” hosted by PGS Advisory Board Member Kimberly White and launched to discuss and draft a Civil Society Declaration with meaningful content to be considered for the 2022 Stockholm+50 Declaration. Join this important global conversation to shape a new pact between society, the economy, politics & the Earth System.

The first episode of season 2 features María Espinosa, President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly and former Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Izabella Teixeira, Co-Chair of the United Nations Environment Programme's International Resource Panel and former Minister for the Environment of Brazil.
Follow The SunPedal Ride Across the United States
Join Sushil Reddy, ex-Guinness World Record Holder for the longest journey on an electric bicycle (Solar Powered) in India in 2016 as he takes his message and journey through the United States.

Starting August 15th in North Carolina, Sushil will travel approximately 5000+ miles in 90+ days around the United States connecting with residents about clean energy and inspiring people to change their individual lifestyle to adopt a more sustainable one.

Follow Sushil on his updated daily ride plan Daily Route-Plan USA TSPR 2021 .
Host Tree Plantings with Tree-Plenish this School Year
Tree-Plenish is a non-profit organization that helps teachers give their students hands-on opportunities to learn about the environment and build more sustainable communities! We give you all the resources and mentorship you need to host your own tree-planting event to offset the paper used at your school in one academic year. From sourcing the saplings to handling all the financials, Tree-Plenish helps classrooms like yours engage with their community. Fill out our one-minute interest form if you want to learn more about hosting an event at your school this coming year!
Noteworthy News and Links
Calendar of Events/Days to Celebrate

  • 12th: International Youth Day
  • 19: National Aviation Day

  • 4th: National Wildlife Day
  • 21st: International Day of Peace
  • 21st: Zero Emissions Day
  • 22nd: World Car-free Day
  • 22nd/23rd: Fall (Autumnal) Day
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