December 2016 News

In This Issue
Support Our Young People For A Cleaner Future
Yale Young Global Scholars Program 2017
Save the Date: 2017 Green Schools Conference and Expo
COOLNOMIX®-STEM Student Project
Modern Steader has redefined edible education
Save the Date
Competitions, Programs and Grants
Conferences
Start A National Green Schools Society Chapter TODAY!
Grant Opportunities
Feature YOUR Business or Organization in Our Newsletter

Interact With Project Green Schools!


 

Support Project Green Schools and Donate Now!
Make a tax-deductible contribution to Project Green Schools and you will support environmentally responsible students and schools.

Send a Green Shout Out!

 Have someone doing awesome GREEN work? Want to send a birthday message or good wishes to someone? 

Contact us to find out how you can get a Green Shout Out in our newsletter.

 

Green Strides Webinar Series and Resources

 

 

 

Visit U.S. Department of Education Green Strides 

 

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Join Our Mailing List! 

 

 

 

We're re-branding as Project Green Schools! 
 
"Wait... hasn't that always been the name?" you ask.
 
Nope - but we're ending the confusion! We have been "Green Schools" for 10 years, but our Web address is still and has always been http://www.projectgreenschools.org .
 
Watch for changes to our website, publications and program in the next few months.

Project Green Schools Awarded Grants from Walmart Foundation
With much excitement and gratitude to the Walmart Foundation, Project Green Schools has been awarded two $25,000 grants to launch Green Student of the Month in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Stay tuned for more details.

Collaborative Visit with RI Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea
Project Green Schools had a wonderful visit with Rhode Island Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea, Idea Lift's, Lori Prew working to developing Green Student Leaders across the Ocean State with more than a dozen partners

How Green Can You Go Challenge
Project Green Schools has joined forces with the Boston Bruins, Walmart and the How Low Can You Go Challenge (Broward County, FL) to create the How Green Can You Go Challenge. Stay tuned for more details. 
Help Support Our Young People For A Cleaner Future
Young people are taking a stand and suing the federal government for their right to a future free from the threats of climate change. Sign the petition to ask @POTUS to resolve this case before he leaves office. www.care2.com/YouthvGov


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
Save the Date: 2017 Green Schools Conference and Expo

Green Schools Conference and Expo
March 21-22, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
COOLNOMIX®-STEM Student Project
COOLNOMIX®, a retrofit add-on device, saves schools an average of 30% off air-conditioning and refrigeration energy usage. Install COOLNOMIX® and develop STEM skills for students  while  reducing facilities energy usage!

Students will gain knowledge of:
·Energy technologies and the engineering behind them
·Electricity usage, measurement and verification processes
·Analyzing energy usage and develop consumption reports



Woodland Pre-Schools
saved 29% on their
air-conditioning usage
 using COOLNOMIX®




To get started, send a message to CGP with the subject STEM!
Modern Steader has redefined edible education
Our mission is to bring edible education to every single student K-12. The Edible Learning Lab is how we plan to do just that. Our interactive Edible Learning Labes allow kids to manage the food production process from "Lab to Table". Growing food from seed expands their understanding of core academic concepts, fosters a deeper understanding of the food production process, and helps kids hone the skills to transform what they've grown into nourishing meals.

The Edible Learning Lab is an excellent venue for teaching patience and teamwork where kids discover self-confidence and learn about nutrition, ecology, conservation, math, biology, chemistry, and more.  
We support our Labs with everything needed to bring edible education into the classroom.

The full program includes: 8 Stations, 115 Lessons, and 250+ Supporting Articles, Podcasts and Teaching Aids. 

Learn more at modernsteader.com
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. Healthy Schools Network has just released their triennial report, documenting there are fewer public schools today, more children in schools, more children in poverty, and more with special education needs, yet fewer dollars and fewer staff for our schools. This issue is more important than ever! Learn More
Competitions, Programs and Grants
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Deadline: January 31, 2017

The 2017 Ocean Awareness Student Contest is for middle and high school students. The theme of the 2017 Contest is Ocean Pollution: Challenges & Solutions. Students can earn awards of up to $1,500 for themselves and their schools. 

Students are challenged to implement a real-world project in their school or community that uses the creative arts to educate others and inspire action that reduces or prevents marine debris. Students can participate as groups or individuals, and they can earn awards of up to $5,000!

Now acceptiong applications for the 2017 Youth Garden Grant

Deadline: February 23, 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
Conferences
April 2, 2017- Weston, MA
Expand Girls' STEM Horizons & Closes the Gender Gap in STEM Workforce 

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!
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. 

Current Chapters RENEW now for the 2016-2017 school year! 
Join Project Green Schools Now
Did 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. 

January's theme is Energy.  Here are a few resource highlights:
 
Guides and Curricula 

Apps

Useful Links
 

If you'd like to have access to all of these Pathways please become a FREE MEMBER NOW!
Additional Grant Opportunities
If you are an eligible current or college-bound student, you can also enter to win the $2,500 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Awards

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 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!

Your articles could be featured in our monthly newsletter released the first of the month
 
Send us an email to get started on listing your business or organization in our monthly newsletters!
 
Want to become a Project Green Schools Sponsor? 
  
Your investment will provide students and schools with opportunities to develop environmental policies and programs, become environmental stewards, and implement real projects with real impact.
 
 Learn More about becoming a Project Green Schools Sponsors
Sincerely,

Robin Organ

Founder and Executive Director

Project Green Schools