September 2018
Your Off-to-College Green and Healthy Checklist 02360 |
Project Green Schools Has A New Address

Please note that we have a new mailing address:

Project Green Schools
3 Village Green North #311 PMB 191
Plymouth, MA 02360 Plymouth, MA 02360 |
An Inspiring Thank You From One of Our Student Scholarship Winners

Alison Carter was one of two 2018 graduating seniors to receive The Bright Future Scholarship which is given to students pursuing higher education in a related area of study; Energy, Environment, Innovation, STEM, Business, Community-related are of student. The scholarship is provided by  Current, powered by GE  and  Project Green Schools .

We are proud to share Alison’s thank you letter as she heads off to college.
“As a recent graduate of Barnstable High School class of 2018, I am so grateful to have been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Energized Future Scholarships sponsored by Current powered by GE and Project Green Schools Scholarship…

I intend to major in Environmental Science at UMASS Amherst to help prepare me for my future (possibly starting my own Biofuel business). I plan on partaking in a domestic university exchange program my sophomore year and studying abroad my…  READ FULL LETTER 02360 |
Project Green Schools Partners with UgMo Technologies

Boston, MA, and King of Prussia, PA – July 30, 2018 - Project Green Schools and smart irrigation specialist UgMO announced today a partnership to develop impactful water conservation curriculum for K-12 students. The partners begin curriculum development this month and will sponsor individual projects and the students implementing those initiatives. The goal of this support is to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders to innovate new ways of driving water conservation and sustainability.

“Smart Irrigation Month makes the perfect backdrop for a partnership that can have a lasting impact on how the next generation views its ability to protect one of our planet’s most important and diminishing resources,” said Brian Dalmass. “It’s an honor to partner with the amazing team at Project Green Schools who has already made incredible inroads in inspiring young people across the country to do their part to reduce environmental impact and costs. We look ... READ MORE " lymouth, MA 02360 |
"STRAWS" Documentary

STRAWS ,” is a new 30 minute documentary film that's inspiring action around the globe on the hottest single-use plastic topic and its harm to marine animals.  Academy-award winning actor Tim Robbins, charts the history of straws and throughout the documentary, marine researchers, citizen activists and business owners discuss how it's possible to make a sea of change through use of sustainable alternatives to plastic straws.

Booklist says, the film is  "Thought-provoking...This inspiring program raises important environmental issues and reinforces the positive effects of grassroots advocacy."

With colorful straw history animation narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS (33 minutes)leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution.  It's estimated every day 500,000,000+ plastic straws are used once and tossed in the U.S. alone. Ocean Conservancy ranks straws as the #5 most found litter item on beaches. They're non-recyclable, so they wind up in landfills, litter streets and add to the estimated 8.5 million metric tons of plastic debris in oceans annually.

The educational version of STRAWS comes with a comprehensive educational discussion guide, plastic straw FAQS, printable posters and postcards, and much more. Our partner Plastic Pollution Coalition provides free plastic pollution curriculum and lesson plans from many sources including PBS, NOAA, Algalita, California Coastal commission, and many more.

Please go to  for more information and to order an educational DVD. 

For screener links to the full film, bulk ordering and speaking engagement information, please contact mouth, MA 02360 |
BEE Strong Massachusetts

Project Green Schools is partnering with Massachusetts’ award-winning Piti Theatre Company to bring their internationally acclaimed musical K – 6 performance To Bee or Not to Bee to 15 – 20 schools during the 2018 – 2019 school year.

Participating schools will receive:
  • An all school performance + optional 45 minute workshop to integrate at least one classroom into the show as performers alongside Piti’s professional actors
  • Curriculum tie-ins
  • Mp3’s of the show’s music to extend the learning
  • An invitation to our annual awards ceremony at the State House to showcase your bee-u-tiful pro-pollinator actions
  • Schools that are interested in having more Piti Theatre workshops or even a full-fledged in-school residency of three days or more where classes are fully integrated as actors, singers and dancers should contact Piti Theatre for more details: (413) 339 – 4569 or Additional same day workshops are $100 each. Residencies may be eligible for Mass Cultural Council STARS funding.

"Let them know Project Green Schools sent you and Piti will take $50 off their performance fee!" MA 02360 |
Project Green Schools National Youth Council Leadership Team

We are excited to announce our leadership team for the 2018 - 2019 National Youth Council!

Olivia San - Lexington High School 12th-MA 

Harjap Singh- Princeton Day School 11th - NJ

Sarah Salvato -- Caddo Parish 12th- LA 

Lead Communications Officer
Molly Gun Aashland High School 11th- MA 

Social Media Executives
Libby Scapperotto- Wilton High School 12th - CT 
Rebecca Pan - Los Altos High School 11th -CA (Co-secretary)

Events Officer
Jennifer Su - Rio Americano H.S, 11th - CA  h, MA 0
National Youth Council students in grades 5-12 are difference-makers who are invited to participate in important regional, national and world events.  Students are given a seat at the table – with government, corporate and professional leaders. 

Project Green Schools Visits Longwood Gardens
Project Green Schools was thrilled to deliver the address at Longwood Garden's Teacher Training for 100 educators across Pennsylvania! Wonderful experience, and look forward to sharing environmental learning opportunities with our students and schools!

PGS Founder and Executive Director, Robin Organ attending one of Longwood Garden's Virtual Field Trips.
Coalition for Healthier Schools Releases Action Toolkit
Students Across New England: Volunteer or Work at the Next Xfinity Center Concert

Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. 

Live Nation Entertainment is looking for dedicated students and adults to support sustainability efforts at the Xfinity Center's events located in Mansfield, MA.  

Here's how YOU can help:

Recycling Sorter
The Recycling Sorter will improve the Xfinity Center's sustainability efforts by sorting the recycling totes that are used throughout the venue to reduce and/or eliminate any contamination in our recycling compactors. (Paid position for 18+)

Green Team Volunteer (Must be at least 14 years of age).
Seeking 10 Volunteers and 1 Chaperone per school group/per event. 

The Green Team is made up of students who are participating in Project Green Schools and who are looking to earn volunteer hours towards induction into the National Green School Society. These students will share their knowledge of sustainability and recycling with guests of the Xfinity Center in an effort to improve the Center's sustainability and diversion efforts.

2018 Healthy Kids Heroes Announced

"For 2018, there are three heroes. Each is known for effective advocacy and professionalism, the ability to inspire others, and especially for being compassionate, genuine and kind. Their work illustrates the power of... Read More "

Nominations for the "Who is Your 2019 Hero?" will be in the fall.

Who Should Attend? Student Leaders, School Administrators, Wellness Coordinators and Educators, Athletic Directors, Coaches, Nurses, Guidance Personnel, Club Advisors, and School Resource Officers
With its mission to green Georgia’s schools in this generation, now is the time to get involved. We are engaging a growing coalition of public, private, and non-profit organizations, school leaders, students, parents and community members that support the transformation of our schools into healthy learning environments. 
Grants, Recognitions, Scholarships, Internships and Competitions

Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grants
GreenWorks! Grants grant a $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world.  Deadline: September 30th, 2018

Healthy Whale, Healthy Ocean Challenge
Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs invites K-12 students in New England and the Gulf of Maine region (U.S./Canada) to create visual art, poetry, or short films that celebrate the North Atlantic right whale and inspire action for its protection. Scholarship awards for students and educators up to $750.  Deadline: December 17th, 2018.  Get started and submit at:

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Internship Challenge
The program facilitates the placement of college students and recent graduates who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences in paid internships across the state.  Apply Today
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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