February 2017 News

In This Issue
Nominate a Green Student of the Month
Former Project Green Schools Student President Attends Inauguration
Congratulations to PGS Advisory Board Member
The Women's Employment Rights Guide
2017 Green Schools Conference and Expo
PD and Webinars
2017 Learn and Earn Program
Waltham YMCA Entrepreneurship
Save the Date
WATCH NOW! Antarctica: Ice and Sky
Yale Young Global Scholars Program 2017
Competitions, Programs and Grants
Start A National Green Schools Society Chapter TODAY!
Feature YOUR Business or Organization in Our Newsletter

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   We are now accepting nominations for the 9th Annual Green Difference Awards!  

Project Green Schools honors and recognizes Outstanding National Environmental Education & STEM Education efforts led in our  Schools & Communities at our Annual Green Difference Awards.
This event will take place at the MA State House  - Great Hall [May -2017]

Complete a nomination form online NOW! Nominations must be received by April 7, 2017. 

Check out our 2016 Green Difference Award winners!

Read about one of our 2016 Outstanding School-led Project in Climate Action winners,   Jayne Stevenson (pictured below speaking before the St. Louis Park City Council). 
Nominate a MA/RI Green Student of the Month
Green Student of the Month is a recognition program modeled after the President's Environmental Youth Awards [PEYA] meets your typical school's Student of the Month Program with an environmental spin.  

Project Green Schools will select 3 Green Student of the Month during the months of December - May representing their school and community.  

This effort was made possible by the Walmart Foundation and is only eligible for K-12 students in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Former Project Green Schools Student President Attends Inauguration of 45th President
A message from Melissa Cowell, Project Green School's past President, on attending the Inauguration of President Trump.  May you continue to stay bold in your leadership Melissa. Thank you for your dedication and service to PGS and make sure you bring it tenfold in DC and always.
Melissa Cowell (pictured right)
"Friday morning I had the opportunity to attend the the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J Trump. My hope for the new President is that he will take action on Climate Change and continue to move forward along with other world leaders. Government officials need to come together to fight against climate change, and continue to work towards saving our Earth. Attending the Inauguration was a truly incredible experience and I am grateful for this opportunity." ~Melissa Cowell
Congratulations to PGS Advisory Board Member Tim McAuley

Congratulations to Project Green Sschools Advisory Board Member Tim McAuley, for his organization CHANGE being selected for the National Award for Environmental Impact Business Achievement in 2016! 
The Women's Employment Rights Guide
A s part of our commitment to 
would like to share this new guide just released. The Women's Employment Rights Guide presents the major federal laws impacting women who are seeking employment, currently working, facing unemployment, or preparing for retirement. 
2017 Green Schools Conference and Expo

This year's Green Schools Conference and Expo will be held in Atlanta, GA, from March 21 - 22, 2017 and will bring together
 hundreds of green school leaders, educators, administrators, advocates, practitioners and enthusiasts from across the nation. This event presents a unique opportunity for the brightest and most influential individuals in the fields of education, building design and construction, facilities management, public administration, and more, to gather, share, and learn from one another while advancing the green schools movement.
Professional Development  and Webinar Opportunities
February 22, 2017 at 6:15 EST. LIVE on Facebook
The first 25 schools who take on the  No Idle Zone Activity also receive a FREE No Idle Zone banner to kick-start their program! 

March 13-15, 2017
Audubon Center of the Northwoods, Sandstone, MN
Join us for a 3-day Institute at the Audubon Center of the Northwoods, where you will gain comfort in communicating on climate change, engage in climate change activities and workshops, and get a chance to explore the beautiful Minnesota northwoods.

The online course is for science and social studies educators of grades 6-12 and will run March 13th - May 12th, 2017.
2017 Learn and Earn Program Now Accepting Applicants
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) for qualified applicants to provide career development curriculum and paid summer work experience for students under MassCEC's Learn and Earn Program.  Deadline: March 31, 2017. Learn more
Waltham YMCA Environmental Entrepreneurship Program
Waltham YMCA Environmental Entrepreneurship Program
March 2017 - June 2017
This experiential, out-of-school-time (spring through summer) environmental enrichment program will engage and empower teens, age 14 - 17, to act positively for the environment and themselves by building a service business where they provide organic landscaping with native plants to the City of Waltham and business- and homeowners. Learn More
Save The Date: National Healthy Schools Day 2017
National Healthy Schools Day is a day of action and awareness where people and organizations promote and advocate for making sure children in schools across the nation are able to learn and thrive in healthy environments.  Learn More
WATCH NOW! Antarctica: Ice and Sky
ANTARCTICA: ICE AND SKY  is a stirring portrait of French glaciologist Claude Lorius whose groundbreaking research in Antarctica gave us the first clear evidence of man-made global climate change ( from the director of MARCH OF THE PENGUINS). 

The film will be released in New York and Los Angeles, as well as in Digital HD on demand (Amazon & iTunes) on Friday, 1/20. Is available on DVD and Blu-ray on 1/24. Watch it FREE until February 13, 2017 using iTunes promo code FRTRFRA69R7J. 
Yale Young Global Scholars Program 2017
The Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship (SDSE) session of the Yale Young Global Scholars program is designed for students who are interested in exploring innovative solutions to the world's greatest challenges facing our species and the planet. 

Dates: June 19 - July 2, 2017
Competitions, Programs and Grants
Deadline: February 15, 2017

Deadline: February 23, 2017

Deadline: March 30, 2017

Department of Energy Student Contests and Competitions
National Science Bowl February-March 2017
BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Register Now!
Earth Day Poster ContestApril 1, 2017 Deadline

May 18, 2017  Resources to use

If you are an eligible current or college-bound student, you can also enter to win the  $2,500 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Awards
April 2, 2017- Weston, MA
Expand Girls' STEM Horizons & Closes the Gender Gap in STEM Workforce 

April 18 - April 21, 2017  - Palm Springs, CA
Inspire Youth, Inspire Learning, Inspire  Change                    
Redefining Leadership in Out-of-School Time

Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 22-23, 2017 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's leading and largest global health conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, professionals and students from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
Start A National Green Schools Society Chapter TODAY for FREE!
Now is the time to sign up for a National Green Schools Society Chapter for your school and students. Complete a  NGSS Application  TODAY. 

Current Chapters RENEW now for the 2016-2017 school year! 
Join Project 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. 

March's theme is Water.  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 !
Feature YOUR Business or Organization with Project Green Schools 
Project Green Schools (PGS) is a multiple award-winning 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, organized for innovative Environmental Education [EE], STEM Education, and Environmental Literacy purposes. PGS' mission is to create Greener &healthier students & schools through Innovative Environmental Education, Leadership, and Action! Project Green Schools provides  a number of Hands-on programs and resources to help you develop the Next Generation of Students & Schools!
The most active green schools organization on social media! PGS reaches between 20,000-40,000 individuals per week, and is the leading place to receive Green Schools News!

Consider a listing level that works for you:  
Bronze Listing - $150...2 Featured Business articles and 2 posts on Social Media [Twitter/Facebook]

Silver Listing - $250...4 Featured Business articles and 4 posts on Social Media [Twitter/Facebook] Quarterly plus 1 blog post on our website (home page).. Choose your time of year!

Gold Listing  - $350...6 Featured Business articles and 6 posts on Social Media [Twitter/Facebook] Half-Year  plus 2 blog posts on our website (home page).. Choose your time of year!

Green Listing  - $500...Featured Business articles or ad in both newsletters and posts on Social Media [Twitter/Facebook] Year Round plus 4 blog posts on our website (home page).. Choose your time of year!

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Robin Organ

Founder and Executive Director

Project Green Schools