September 2016 News

In This Issue
Green Schools Welcomes New Board Members
Green Schools Partners with HealthCorps
Green Apple Day of Service
Recycle Bowl Registration
IAQ Important Reads
Green Schools Announces West Coast Student Leadership Summit!
2016 Green California Schools Summit
Workshops
Start A National Green Schools Society Chapter TODAY!
Resources
Educator Resources
Grant Opportunities
Feature YOUR Business or Organization in Our Newsletter

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It's Back to School with Green Schools!!

We are excited to begin another amazing year working with schools both near and far.

And we are pleased to introduce our Green Schools Student President trio for 2016-2017

Mark Thekkethala
"My name is Mark Thekkethala and I am a senior at Xaverian Brothers High School. I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to be a leading voice in Green Schools as your co-president for this upcoming year. I hope to inspire a youth movement towards sustainability and climate change awareness throughout the world." Read More

Olivia Gieger

"I'm so pleased to be coming into the 2016-2017 school year as co-president with a strong, collaborative team. I've enjoyed working with the Green Schools team so much this year, and I feel that because we have worked closely this year, we are ready to hit the ground running."

Eugen Cotei
"Although at times the temperature soars to 120 degrees, volunteers never shy away from serving their communities in Las Vegas, Nevada. Planting trees, picking up trash, and making our community a true home is how everyone should spend their summer days." Read More

Green Schools Welcomes New Board Members
We are privileged and excited to announce new Green Schools Board Members! Welcome everyone!

Executive Director
 

Peter D. Dewar
Director of Professional Development
Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators c/o Tri-County Regional Technical High School

Stacy Goodman
Business transformation Consultant

Johanna C. Jobin
Director, Global EHS & Sustainability

Michael Zhe
Sales Director
Green Schools Partners with Health Corps

Green Schools is very excited to announce a new collaboration with Dr. Mehmet Oz's HealthCorps

"HealthCorps is a national non-profit organization that gives teens tools to improve physical and mental health so they can learn to live more productive and happier lives." HealthCorps works to change the lives of teens across America through school mentorship, advocacy efforts on Capital hill, hosting community events and more! 

HealthCorps offers two programs: Living Labs and HealthCorps University
Green Apple Day of Service September 24th 

Kickoff #GreenAppleDay with us on 9/24! We're joining thousands around the globe to improve the health & safety of our school! http://greenapple.org
Keep America Beautiful Recycle-Bowl Registration OPEN
Keep America Beautiful has opened registration for Recycle-Bowl, its national K-12 recycling competition that engages and educates youth. The competition runs from October 17th through November 15th (America Recycles Day) and includes School, Community, and District divisions.
Important Reads for Indoor Air Quality
Green Schools Announces West Coast Student Leadership Summit!
Ahoy Matey!  Green Schools Announces West Coast Student Leadership Summit! 

Green Schools is excited to announce we're teaming up with San Pedro High School and  ITEP [International Trade Education Programs] for a Green Student Leadership Summit in the spring of 2017.

This Green Difference Award-winning school knows how to make The Green Difference top-down, bottom-up, out in the community, across the globe, and is sure to develop student-led, sustainable solutions for a healthier future!
2016 Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit

The tenth annual Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit and Exposition comes to the Pasadena Convention Center on November 2-3, 2-16. The Summit is the first and largest statewide green schools event.

The opening session on November 2 will include a keynote presentation by venture capitalist, philanthropist and Next 10 founder Noel Perry. Through an Expo with over 100 companies offering green products and services, dozens of educational sessions, and special events including a Leadership Awards reception, the Summit offers two days of total immersion in all aspects of green schools. Dozens of concurrent education sessions and Pre-Summit training will focus on topics including Prop 39 energy efficiency case histories, water conservation techniques, Zero Net Energy buildings, environmental literacy, biophilic design and funding sources.

Keynotes and exhibit hall are free. For more information and to register, go to www.green-technology.org or call 626-577-5700.
Workshops
Project Learning Tree Educator Workshops:
1) Focusing on Trees and Forests -  9/15/16
10:00a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Canton, MA
Ideal for science teachers and out-of-school-time educators, engage students in the natural world around them by using hands-on; minds-on activities.

2) Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood - 9/17/16
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 0 p.m., Sutton MAC     Engage young learners in the natural world by building on what's already familiar to them - the senses, the seasons, and their neighborhoods.  Try out and discuss field-tested experiences that fit a typical pre-school routine.

For questions or to pre-register by September 10, please contact Gini.Traub@state.ma.us, 413/584-6788
Start A National Green Schools Society Chapter TODAY!
Now is the time to sign up for a National Green Schools Society Chapter for your school and students. Complete a NGSS Application TODAY. 

National Green Schools Society (NGSS) provides a k-12 student recognition and awards program for environmentally focused students who are creating extraordinary impact in schools, organizations, and communities. Many of our students join NGSS to receive recognition for environmental service projects, environmental activism and leadership, environmental STEM projects (E-STEM), school projects that focus on the environment, and group projects. NGSS often is the catalyst to start or restart an environmental club in a school, and it serves as a continual motivator for students and advisors to maintain the club each year. This year we worked with students in public, private, charter, and home school.

Current Chapters RENEW now for the 2016-2017 school year! 
Resources
STEM and environment focused graphics that are free to publish and share. Just copy and paste the embed code found below each graphic to post to your website.
Educator Resources from Eversource
Watts-Ville is a 30 minute interactive life-size board game where the class will be in two teams and to advance each team will have to answer energy-based questions. For a video about Watts-Ville, click here.


 For more information visit eversourceinschool.com, email eversourceschoolprogram@eversource.com or call 1.617.929.8600
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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. 

September's theme is Food and Agriculture.  Here are a few resource highlights:
 
Guides and Curricula 

Games

Useful Links

If you'd like to have access to all of these Pathways please become a FREE MEMBER NOW!
Grant Opportunities
CREDO will grant up to $500 to 50 activists or local groups doing the work of Climate Heroes to fight fossil fuels in their community

A curated collection of thousands of grants and awards and grant writing resources

Grants, awards, and contests created for teachers

Resources for finding grants, grant writing, and fundraising for schools
Feature YOUR Business or Organization with Green Schools 
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Sincerely,

Robin Organ

Founder and Executive Director

Green Schools