September 2015 News

In This Issue
Green Schools Attends White House Event
Message from PlanetAid
Clean Power Plan is Here
The Science of Climate Change
Help Support YVCC
EarthEcho PD
Articles and Videos
Grant Opportunities
Feature YOUR Business or Organization in Our Newsletter

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Green Strides Webinar Series and Resources




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Green Schools Attends White House Back to School Event
Students and Teachers Act on Climate at the White House
Students and Teachers Act on Climate at the White House
The White House hosted a Back-to-School Climate Education Event to support the Climate Education and Literacy Initiative, launched in December 2014 to connect students and citizens with the best-available, science-based information about climate change.

Kicking Climate Green Schools Style!
Pictured: Christy Goldfuss (Managing Director, White House Council on Environmental Quality), Robin Organ (Executive Director, Green Schools), and Aaron Polansky (Principal, Bristol County Agricultural High School) at White House Back-to-School Climate Education Event

Special thanks to OT Sports for the awesome Green Schools socks pictured above! Manufacturer of custom team uniforms, sideline apparel, and fundraising opportunities!
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A Message from Green School Sponsor Planet Aid

Be green after back-to-school shopping! Donate and recycle your old clothes and shoes in a yellow bin to make room for the new! You can also check out Planet Aid's Eco-Friendly Tips to Start the Year Green.
The Clean Power Plan is Here!
"We have a moral obligation to leave our children a planet that's not polluted or damaged. The effects of climate change are  already being felt across the nation . In the past three decades, the percentage of Americans with asthma has more than doubled, and climate change is putting those Americans at greater risk of landing in the hospital... The most vulnerable among us - including children, older adults, people with heart or lung disease, and people living in poverty - are most at risk from the impacts of climate change. Taking action now is critical." 

Read the entire Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet  White House 
Press Release
Check Out This Fun Way to Engage Kids On The Science of Climate Change

To get youth thinking about greenhouse gasses have them explore how 1.5 billion cows on Earth farts are increasing the methane in our atmosphere. How does that hamburger they love so much impact our climate? Methane is more powerful heat-trapping gas than carbon dioxide. The book Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth uses cool concepts, observations, STEM activities and stories to tell about Change.


Help Support Young Voices on Climate Changes's Director in Climate Ride Northeast
Young Voices on Climate Change's Director Lynne Cherry Bicycling in CLIMATE RIDE. Lynne to cycle 300+ miles -- from Bar Harbor, Maine to Boston, Mass -- to raise funds and awareness for climate solutions.

Join the YVFP team and 
ride with us in the Climate Ride on September 17-21st! 

Young Voices on Climate Change is a beneficiary of the Climate Ride! 

PLEASE SUPPORT YVCC! Your contributions matter! They will help to get more of the Young Voices for the Planet films broadcast on PBS!! 

To do so, go to:  and scroll down to "Support a Participant". Type in "Lynne Cherry" & hit "search" and hit "Donate Now". Feel free to select a generous amount :-) and please write an encouraging message for Lynne! 


EPA Webinar
Changing How We Think About Our Resources for a Better Tomorrow: How to Donate Surplus Food from K-12 Schools

Join for a free webinar on Thursday, September 17th 2015 at 1:00pm -2:30pm EST / 10:00-11:30 am PST

EarthEcho International Paid Professional Development

 Please note this is for DCPS Educators ONLY

Join EarthEcho International staff in an interactive forum for middle and high school educators from DC Public Schools. This workshop explores best practices for project based learning, focusing on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Participants will: 
  • examine critical environmental issues;
  • explore actions students and classrooms can take; 
  • leave with the tools to make science more relevant and action-oriented.
For more information and to register please visit:
This workshop is currently only for DCPS educators. Please email with any questions.
Articles and Videos
"In a truly collaborative fashion, NOAA educators, staff, and leadership combined efforts with the broader education and resource management community, nongovernmental organizations, teachers, and interested citizens to produce this blueprint for NOAA's future work in education."

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. 

Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit & Expo
Pasadena, CA
The Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit and Exposition comes to the Pasadena Convention Center October 29-30. JPL climatologist and water expert Bill Patzert will keynote the opening session. Through an Expo with over 100 companies and dozens of educational sessions, the Summit offers insights into innovations in green policy, technology and practice. At a reception on October 29, the annual Leadership Awards reception will recognize outstanding projects at California campuses. Keynotes and exhibit hall are free.

Grant Opportunities
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

GEMS Science Fair Mini Grants - MA Teachers only - Deadline: September 30, 2015
GEMS Science Fair Mini Grants of up to $1,000 are now available to all schools with grades 6-12 that currently do not have a science fair program.

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

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