SAVE THE DATE for our 2021 Annual Green Difference Awards Celebration!
Project Green Schools is excited to honor and recognize Outstanding Energy, Environmental & STEAM Education efforts led in our Schools & Communities at our Annual Green Difference Award this coming May 27th from 1-3pm EST. Our live virtual event, streaming on Facebook, will be engaging and rewarding for our Honorees and guests.

Stay tuned for a separate publication announcing our 2021 Honorees. Honorees will be invited to participate over Zoom.

Featuring Special Guests:
  • Lily Kanter, CEO of Boon Supply
  • Mark Falzone, President of Scenic America
  • State Representative Jay Barrows (MA)
  • Sushil Reddy, ex-Guinness World record Holder for the longest journey on an electric bicycle (solar powered) - Read National Geographic article.
  • Heather Morecock, National Youth Council President
  • Cory Shin, National Youth Council President
  • Project Green Schools Board Chair, Stacy Goodman

Featuring musical guests and performances by:
MA and RI Graduating Seniors - Apply for the Green Difference Maker Scholarship
Project Green Schools and National Grid will provide a $2,500 scholarship to a graduating senior(s) in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island who are pursuing higher education, and has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the fields of energy and environment. This scholarship honors impactful leadership that takes place beyond the walls of a traditional school and out in our communities. These changemakers have made a real difference in the lives of many, and we anticipate great things in these young person’s future for years to come! Deadline to apply May 9th, 2021
Register for the Project Green Schools Annual Golf Tournament
Project Green Schools cordially invites you to join us at our Annual Golf Tournament and Luncheon to be held at the White Cliffs Country Club in Plymouth, Massachusetts on August 2, 2021.

All proceeds go to Project Green Schools to support the development of the next generation of environmental leaders through education, project-based learning and community service. By participating as a golfer, you will be helping PGS to support tomorrow’s environmental leaders who are influencing sustainable practices and policies, designing school and community-based projects locally and globally, and standing up to fight climate change and other critical issues of our time.

All are welcome, but space is limited. Please spread the word, and we hope you can join us by registering at the link below to secure your spot today!

Register as a foursome or individual player by July 29, 2021.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Email Robin
Engage Your Students with Real World and Augmented Reality Learning Experiences through Agents of Discovery
Scenic America has partnered with Agents of Discovery to offer an exciting new way to learn about scenic conservation. Agents of Discovery is a mobile app that provides a dynamic, engaging, learning experience. With the app, users can play informative games in the form of “Missions” that challenge them to think and learn about the environment around them.

Watch Project Green Schools/Scenic America Live Training on the Agents of Discovery App here.

Learn how to use the Agents of Discovery App here.

Learn more about the Scenic America Agents of Discovery app here
Green Schools Society Applications for End of Year Recognition NOW OPEN!
We are excited to let you know our end of year recognition applications are open and we can't wait to honor our students' and schools' commitment and work to our environment even during this still abnormal school.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and once received and reviewed require 10 business days to mail out pins or stoles. Please review the on our Green Schools Society page or by viewing our recent newsletter and when ready head to the appropriate form. Learn more here.
Project Green Schools Welcomes New Members to Our Advisory Board
Andrew Budsock is a scientist by training that has since transitioned into the private sector where he leverages his background to strengthen responsible investment strategies in the financial sector. He graduated with his MA in Conservation Biology at Columbia University, where he studied the impact of climate-driven stress on tropical forests. Andrew’s work has since been published by the Ecological Society of America. Read Full Bio.
Matthew Rich has over 16 years of digital and traditional marketing experience. As the Chief Experience Officer for Digital Impulse, Matt is responsible for creating excellent relationships with new clients and partners. Throughout his career he has served as the strategic lead for a wide variety of digital engagements. Read Full Bio.
As a 200-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher, and a current Ayurveda Health Counselor student at Boston Ayurveda School, Kimberly Rioux’s passion is to help others find the best version of themselves. With experience working in both nonprofit and private industry, she has been able to develop skills and leadership qualities in the business world. Read Full Bio.
Join PGS Friend, Stephen Ritz from Green Bronx Machine, for his New Educational Series for Kids: Let's Learn with Mister Ritz!
We are so excited to share Stephen Ritz's new adventure and educational series for kids in ages 3-8 as Mister Ritz explores topics in reading, writing, math, science, social studies and more! Check out all of Mister Ritz's episodes here.
Summer Internship Opportunity with PGS' New Partner - Common Energy Impact Team
Common Energy is a clean energy company that works with a state program called Community Solar, which increases access to clean energy by connecting solar farms to existing utility grids. The Impact Team is their youth-led outreach branch, which gives young climate activists an opportunity to participate in this transition to clean energy.
The Impact Team offers a paid Summer Internship for highschoolers, college students, and recent graduates. This is a paid, part-time position that builds skills in communication, environmental education, community outreach, and public speaking. Learn more and apply here.
Virtual Summer Internship with U.S. Forest Service
Youth Conservation Crew Corp members will complete conservation-related projects, participate in interactive workshops with experienced crew leaders and interact with experts in the conservation field. 

This exciting and unique opportunity will create memories, friendships and skills that will last a lifetime. Program recruitment is targeted to attract youth from diverse backgrounds, including BIPOC and socio-economically disadvantaged youth from urban, rural and indigeous communities across the country.

The Virtual YCC program participants receive a weekly stipend of $150 for 15-20 hours of work per week. We are offering two sessions of this program, session one begins on June 7th and session two begins July 12th. Learn more and apply here.
Summer Exploration Program for Middle/High School Students at Wake Forest University
The Wake Forest Pre-College Programs department is excited to expand our Summer 2021 programing to offer more fun, safe ways for middle and high school students to expand their knowledge and grow their community this summer!

Let your passion for the environment take root with help from the Wake Forest Summer Exploration Program. Middle school students will explore topics including sustainability and climate change through our STEM from the Roots adventure. 

Are you a socially-minded high school student seeking opportunities to learn and grow this summer? The Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program allows students to dive deep into a field of study, with access to our world-class faculty, researchers, and industry professionals. 

 We are currently accepting applications for both programs for Summer 2021. Apply today!
Planting the Seeds Monthly Mental Health Series

Project Green Schools is honored to have our PGS Advisory Board Member, Jill Sylvester a licensed mental health counselor and author, providing monthly strategies and tips for our mental health.

In the energy of Mental Health Awareness Month, ask yourself this May: 

Who do you want to be? 
What is the vision you have for yourself? 
What is that person doing when they are at their best? How are they thinking, behaving, feeling?

How close, or how far away do you feel from that person you'd like to become?

Take a moment and focus your mind. Once you decide that vision and it becomes clear, decide the step you will take each day this month to move in that direction.

Feel the awesome power of that support and let it heal, nurture and sustain you.
Register for Green Schools Conference
The Green Schools Conference (GSC) is the premier education and engagement opportunity for leaders and advocates who are passionate about the future of healthy, sustainable schools throughout the country and around the world. GSC is the only event to bring together all of the players involved in making green schools a reality: the people who lead, operate, build and teach in our nation’s schools.

Collaboration and innovation are necessary ingredients to transform schools into healthier, more sustainable places to learn, work, and play. This year, the pandemic may be preventing us from meeting in person, but we’ve created a stellar virtual experience that will allow us to come together as we work to advance the three pillars of green schools: positive environmental impact, increased health and wellness, and environmental and sustainability literacy. Register today! Visit for more, including scholarship information.
Take the Global Energy Survey - Findings Shared at COP26
The Global Energy Survey from Student Energy is looking for youth perspectives on energy and the future. The goal is to collect responses from 50,000 youth, age 18-30, from around the world.

This questionnaire aims to collect a variety of data from youth around the world on the future of the energy transition in their region. The questionnaire is made up for 40 multiple choice questions, is available in 8 languages and takes between 15 – 30 minutes to complete. Findings will be shared at COP26. Take the survey now!
Calendar of Events/Days to Celebrate

  • First Week of May - International Compost Awareness Week
  • 9th (2nd Saturday): International Migratory Bird Day
  • 16th Endangered Species Day
  • 3rd Friday: Bike-to-Work Day
  • 22nd: International Day for Biological Diversity
  • 23rd: World Turtle Day

  • 1st Saturday: National Trails Day
  • 5th: World Environment Day
  • 8th: World Ocean Day
  • 15th: Global Wind Day
  • 21st/22nd: Summer Solstice

  • 11th: World Population Day
  • 26th: International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem
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