"We share this planet, our home, with millions of species. Justice and sustainability both demand that we do not use more resources than we need." - Vandana Shiva

Dear Educators,

Do you care about energy conservation, and want your classroom to commit to using energy more efficiently? You can s tart saving energy in your classroom right now with these energy saving tips, and Register today for our Green Classrooms program to engage your students in becoming stewards today!
  • Layer on another pair of socks, an extra sweater and a scarf to keep you cozy instead of turning up the thermostat.
  • Use the sun's heat to warm your house by leaving window shades or blinds open during the daytime.  
  • Try washing only full loads of clothing in cold water (90% of the energy your washer uses is to heat the water!).
  • Plug items into a power strip that you can switch off when electronics are not in use.
If you're interested or have questions about our Green Classrooms Program, please feel free to reply to this email. You can also  read more about our program offerings, or  register today.

Thanks for the great work you do to educate tomorrow's leaders. I look forward to working with you. Stay warm!


Lindsey Gard
Green Classroom Coordinator
a program of RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
(360) 733-8307

Green Classrooms at Work

Marla Reimer, Susan Kelley and Emily Hie's 1st grade classrooms at Kendall Elementary just completed the Waste Prevention program!

he first graders performed a litter clean up around their school and learned how harmful litter can be to the animals and the surrounding environment! 

Liane Koester's 3rd grade
  classroom at Lowell Elementary just completed the Energy Efficiency and Climate Change program. The third graders created energy bolt reminder pledges to take home!  See what other classrooms have done!

Upcoming Opportunities

Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival
February 16th-25th
Come support independent filmmakers, foster dialogue and promote action! Read more.

World Water Day
March 22nd
Schedule a Water Conservation Workshop today and we'll help you incorporate pre-designed, hands-on water conservation curriculum in your classroom! Read more.

Carton 2 Garden Contest
Submissions due April 12, 2017
Contestants can design creative and sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons!  Open to all public and private K-12 schools.  Your schools does not need a garden to participate. Read more.

A program for teachers

A program to help teachers integrate conservation education into curriculum and initiate positive action in the classroom.  Read more.