"Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Educators,

Welcome to 2017! Lets start the year off with easy ways to conserve the natural environment and serve our communities.  The Green Classrooms program offers an opportunity for you and your students to get involved in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The program enhances youth understanding of their part in creating a stronger and resilient community. Workshops and service projects a vailable include:
  • Waste Prevention workshop & service project:
    • Plan a school litter pick-up
    • Conduct a waste audit
    • Make recycled paper and complete an art project
  • Energy Efficiency and Climate Change workshop & service project:
    • Conduct an energy audit
    • Create "reminder bolts" for students to make a pledge for home energy efficiency
    • Start a biking/walking program or a campaign for parents to take a "no-idle" pledge
  • Water Conservation workshop & service project:
    • Create "reminder droplets" for students to make one pledge for home conservation
    • Conduct a water audit
    • Create conservation campaign posters for student and staff restrooms and sinks


Thank you for doing your part to educate our future generations about waste prevention, energy efficiency, and water conservation,

Lindsey Gard
Green Classrooms Coordinator
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
(360) 733-8307 x100

Beach Cleanup on MLK Day

Semiahmoo Spit Beach Cleanup
Monday, January 16th
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Semiahmoo Park, near Blaine (map)

Join our Green Classrooms program and WWU club Students for the Salish Sea for a beach cleanup in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. RSVP.

Service for Others Curriculum

Want to engage with your students in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day? 

Check out this Scholastic Curriculum -- called "In the Spirit of Service, What Are You Doing for Others?" -- featuring lessons for 3rd through 5th grades, with topics on Words in Service, Service Pioneers, and Healthy Futures. 

Free Park Pass for 4th Graders

Have you heard of the Every Kid In A Park campaign?  Right now, any 4th grade educator can connect their students with a one-year pass for themselves and their families to visit hundreds of national parks, forest lands, and waters -- for free.

Plan a field trip or encourage your students to plan one with their families!  Read more.

Info Session: Green Education Made Easy 

Gain a better understanding of how you, your students, and your school community can 
take the next step in greener education . The Green Classrooms Coordinator will give a quick program overview and be ready to answer all of your questions. 

Contact us at  schools@re-sources.org  or call (360) 733-8307 ext. 100 to set up a staff presentation today. Read more.

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

See what classrooms have accomplished in our Sustainable Schools blog for the school years 2016-20172015-2016, 2014-2015, and more.