Submit Your Green-In-Action Awards Today!

There is still time left to submit your 2012 Green-In-Action Award application!  Awards are granted to schools, classes, or groups of green keepers across the country who participate in a sustainability lesson or activity.  Participation is easy- just visit GEF’s website for ideas, templates, and more!  Winning schools will have their videos, photographs, and scanned artwork showcased on the National Green Week site and will receive green packs for their classrooms!

Many different project formats, themes, and topics are eligible to win.  Create a 10 minute video, send in up to ten photographs, or scan and send in artwork!  Schools and groups can also submit literacy efforts such as essays and poems, explanations of green projects, and program descriptions.

Along with your green project, make sure to send the following:

  • Your Name
  • Your Email Address
  • Your Telephone Number
  • Name of School, Class, or Group
  • Address, City and State
  • Description of your Environmental Project (under 500 words)

Applications are due by Earth Day 2012 (April 22nd) and can be sent to  Submitted projects will be reviewed and assessed based on its creativity, educational value, and potential for sustainability and replication.  Check out GEF’s website for more rules on regulations about the contest!

Post by Sarah Kilburne, GEF Programs and Marketing Assistant

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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