Fun Contests for New England Schools!

Feeling lucky, New Englanders? Now’s the time to enter GEF’s contests for your chance to win great prizes while learning about conserving energy! National Green Week is the largest waste reduction campaign in schools and it takes place February 6 through April 22, 2012. Choose any week to be your green week!

One of the best parts of National Green Week is the Green Energy Challenge and participating in the Happy Birthday ENERGY STAR T-Shirt contest! In celebration of Energy Star’s 20th birthday, GEF and National Grid are calling on all artists to come up with a design that shows their energy saving wish for 2012.  There will be two winners selected. Each winner will receive $250 and a classroom supply of t-shirts printed with their winning design. Wow! To top it off, National Grid employees will be wearing the winning designs when they celebrate Earth Day on April 22!

Check out GEF’s website for inspirational drawings to get started and to review the contest rules.  Entries are due by March 22, so get those creative juices flowing! Eligible states include RI, MA, NH, and NY.

This year, showcase your sustainability initiatives or projects by submitting an entry for a Green-In-Action Award.  These awards are granted to schools, classes, or groups of garden keepers nationwide who take part in green initiatives.  Send in photos, videos, and artwork describing your environmental project, weigh-in, activity, community service projects, or green team programs.  Winning schools will receive green packs and a feature on GEF’s website!

So what are you waiting for? Get started on your t-shirt design or green initiative for your chance to win!

About Green Education Foundation (GEF)

Mission Green Education Foundation (GEF), a non-profit organization, is committed to creating a sustainable future through education. Sustainability Education provides educators with the real-world applied learning models that connect science, technology, and math education with the broader human concerns of environmental, economic, and social systems. GEF provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns and solutions. Visit to register for free and to gain full access to GEF’s comprehensive library of standards-based lessons and activities.
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