November 2015 News

In This Issue
Climate Literacy
America Recycles Day
Green Schools Attends ParentCamp
Grant Opportunities
Feature YOUR Business or Organization in Our Newsletter

Interact With Green Schools!


Green Strides Webinar Series and Resources




Visit U.S. Department of Education Green Strides 


Green Schools Sponsors





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JOIN Green Schools to #CutTheRedTape

Green Schools joins No Planeta B initiative to catalyze Climate Action from Students, Schools, and their communities around the globe in lieu of the United Nations Climate Change Negotiations ( COP21 ) in Paris in December.

  SIGN THE SCHOOL DECLARATION - Schools commit to non-binding climate change mitigation actions such as implementing reduction strategies and reducing CO2 footprint, going paperless and/or meatless Mondays to name a few. Your commitment will be shared at a special UN event in Paris!

STUDENTS TAKE ACTION!  Sign the Petition to World Leaders in Paris at the United Nations Climate Change Conference and share it with your friends & family! It's Time to Act-On-Climate for our future generations!


Students and Families SIGN THE PETITION

Climate Literacy
Earth Wordle by Erin Twamley

Erin Twamley and Joshua Sneideman authored two books for middle school students

Featured Articles

Climate Ed Projects to Engage Tweens


"Women's Discoveries that Influence Climate Change."


Follow their work on Twitter @ClimateEdu

America Recycles Day 

This year's America Recycles Day theme, "Bathroom, Bags, and Gadgets," focuses on bathroom products, plastic bags, and electronics recycling to educate on some of the less commonly recycled products.  Get  ideas  and  register  your event. 
Green Schools Attends 1st Parent Camp at U.S. Department of Education
On October 26, 2015 Green Schools was delighted to attend the 1st ParentCamp at the U.S. Department of Education.

ParentCamp is "hybrid 'un-conference'" because it calls upon the expertise of everyone in the room (parents, teachers, principals, administrators,etc) to discuss what is best for our kids education.

The goal of the "un-conference" was to model and "provide a platform for parent-teacher conversations" ranging across topics. @ParentCampUSA
The New Hampshire Environmental Educators and the New England Environmental Education Alliance are pleased to announce the 2015 
NEEEA conference: Climate of Change

The Language of Climate Change
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
College of the Holy Cross,  Worcester, Massachusetts

March 31-April 1, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA
The STEM Mentoring Café - ATTENTION NY Teachers and Schools
STEM Mentoring Café is a speed-mentoring program aimed at inspiring underrepresented individuals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by meeting federal role models and engaging in conversations about STEM careers.

Date:    Saturday, November 14, 2015 
Time 10:00am   -   12:00pm
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86 - W 46th St and 12th Ave
New York , NY 10036-4103
United States
Phone: 877-957-SHIP (7447)

At this STEM Mentoring Café event, 5th through 8th grade students and girl scout troop leaders will engage in show-and-tell chats with federal employees in STEM careers. We are especially interested in reaching girls and female STEM professionals, to combat their underrepresentation in STEM.  However, this program is available to all interested students and STEM professionals.

The federal STEM professionals will move table to table to share how they got their start in STEM, what interests them the most about their job, what exciting projects they have currently, and why STEM matters to our society. Note that all federal employees are committing to serving an additional 20 hours annually as a mentor to students in their community.

To find out more email us at  or to register your girl scout troop to attend use the teacher/student link below.  Teacher (Student) Registration 

SeedMoney - Crowdfunds and grants for food garden projects

Discover Environmentally-friendly degrees and job options

Free educational resources K-12

Address Common Core English Language Arts and Literacy and Next Generation Science "using the greatest environmental writing of the last two centuries-exceptional nonfiction writing specially selected from the acclaimed American Earthcollection that has shaped our understanding of our world and our place in it."

Download for FREE

The Air Quality Flag Program alerts organizations to the local air quality forecast and helps them to take actions to protect people's health, including those with asthma. 
Join 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. 
December's theme is Green Living and Consumerism.  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 !
Grant Opportunities
Get $5,000 for school and give $5,000 to a charity. 

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

Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grants
Schools and community programs that wish to improve the environment are encouraged to apply. Grants up to $1,000 are available and funding will be distributed in January 2016. You must have attended a  PLT professional workshop  either in person or online to be eligible to apply.

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 Green Schools 
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Robin Organ

Founder and Executive Director

Green Schools