December 2018
Give the Gift of Education & Leadership this Holiday Season and Help Bring Project Green Schools to More Students and Schools!
As the year comes to an end, Project Green Schools asks you to consider making a tax-exempt donation that helps develop the next generation of green students and schools.

Information about Project Green Schools and how your money will be spent can be found below.

Mission : Developing the next generation of environmental leaders through education, project-based learning and community service.

Our students get extraordinary opportunities. They engage in discussions with state and federal government leaders through our National Youth Council, participate in leadership events at the White House, present at UN Climate Week in NYC & the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, earn college scholarships, and so much more.

Please join us in supporting the development of young environmental leaders in k-12 schools.

Your donation will:

$50 – Support the engagement of 1 Student Leader in National Leadership Council

$100 – Enable PGS to profile the work of a student leader on our website and release it to local and national media

$250 – Enable the adjudication of submissions and awarding of a Green Difference Award or scholarship

$500 – Provide a year of customized program and event support for an entire school

Thank you for your support and a happy, healthy New year to you and yours.


Robin Organ
Executive Director, Founder of Project Green Schools
K-12 Water Conservation Curriculum for Schools with UgMo Technologies and PGS

UgMO is committed to delivering purpose-built platform solutions that drive sustainable change in natural resource management practices and outcomes. Through agronomic expertise and cutting-edge technology solutions, UgMO delivers live soil conditions and actionable insights that conserve resources, save money and improve operations - all while guaranteeing healthy sustainable landscapes.

Recognizing that education is the foundation of all sustainability efforts, UgMO has partnered with Project Green Schools to support and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders to innovate new ways of driving water conservation and sustainability. Through this partnership, UgMO develops impactful water conservation curriculum for K-12 students and sponsors the students implementing those initiatives.

Who should apply?
Any interested student, class, club or school who wants to explore water conservation at their school.

How do I apply?
Applications are completed online here. Rolling deadline.

What happens next?
All applicants will be notified within one week of completing the application. Applicants will receive a link to curriculum to support their water conservation goals.

Congratulations to PGS Advisory Board Member Brett Feldman
Project Green Schools is excited to share that Advisory Board member Brett Feldman has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee.

Congratulations Brett!

Call for Applications for the President’s Environmental Youth Award

The application period is now open for the 2018 President's Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) program. The PEYA program recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship projects by K-12 youth, promoting awareness of our nation's natural resources and encouraging positive community involvement. Winners of this year’s awards will be invited to a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in mid-2019, and have their project highlighted on EPA’s website. EPA will select up to two winners in each of EPA’s 10 Regions – one regional winner for Grades K-5 and one regional winner for Grades 6-12. Applications are due February 1, 2019 . Learn More
PGS Green Schools Society Student Leadership Team Updates

Click to see what our Student Leadership Team has been up to over the past few months.

Project Green Schools' Members receive a complimentary membership to National or International Green Schools Society. NGSS/IGSS is recognition program for environmentally focused students who achieve extraordinary impact in schools and communities. Students are awarded pins and certificates for recognition of their hours of service. Seniors can achieve a graduation stole by completing a capstone project. Learn More

Check out the new area of our Green School Society webpage with FAQs and resources.
National Youth Council Update

In September,our National Youth Council presented at a side event during UN Climate Week in New York City and did an amazing job! This is just one of many outstanding opportunities our students on the National Youth Council are able to participate in and show their leadership skills, on a national and international level. 
Follow the National Youth Council students on their Instagram page:  pgs_council

Pictured above f rom Left to Right: Libby, Molly, Sarah, Haley, Ria and Harjap.
Join the Grades of Green Waste Campaign
Starting in January, Grades of Green is launching our four-month Waste Campaign for 6th-12th grade students to engage eco-heroes across the globe to take action to reduce waste and develop sustainable, student-led solutions to waste issues relevant to their region. 

Winning Campaign Teams, announced in April, will also receive up to $1,000 in Eco-Grant prizes to fund their innovative solutions.  Learn More .
To join the Waste Campaign, have an adult lead complete this  Google Form  by January 11th! 
"The Lean, Green and not so Mean School"

American School and University Library has just released their Green Schools Digest e-book. " Get this eBook to discover some of the leading sustainability strategies being employed by education facilities across the United States. From daylighting to onsite power generation to green cleaning, you’ll glean new ways to make your school or university leaner, greener, and more attractive to environmentally-minded students and faculty, as well as your community." Download a copy now
Registration is currently open and early bird rates end January 25 th .

Expo booths and tabletops are also currently available, and the early bird rate for them ends January 31 st . Click for more information.

Green Schools Conference workshop offerings (full-day on April 10 th ) are currently listed on the website .
Additional Resources, Grants, Recognitions, Scholarships, Internships and Competitions

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 accepted until January 10, 2019
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 |
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.

Project Green Schools |3 Village Green North #311 PMB 191, Plymouth, MA 02360 |