A Message from GEF’s CEO – Earth Day Resolutions

As a mother of two and a citizen of our planet, I truly believe in the critical importance of maintaining a sustainable lifestyle, and evolving as new information and technologies become available. For example, the recent data from the EPA that suggests “at least 36 states are anticipating local, regional, or statewide water shortages by 2013, even under non-drought conditions” has sparked a passion for water conservation on a global scale. In working toward a goal of sustainable living, complacency is our most detrimental friend. There is no time for a passive approach in life. I want to set an example for my children, colleagues, and the entire GEF community that walking the talk of sustainability requires ongoing education and a concerted effort to make long-lasting behavior changes. That’s why, this Earth Day, I’m making a resolution to implement easy water saving strategies in my home over the course of this year. Simple steps, like installing aerators on all my faucets, are not only going to save money and water, they also prompt questions from my kids about the way we treat our natural resources.

Will you join me in making Earth Day a year-long event? Pledge to take small steps toward more sustainable living and share them with me, and the rest of the GEF community on Facebook. Together, we can inspire the inquisitive minds of tomorrow.

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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 www.greeneducationfoundation.org to register for free and to gain full access to GEF’s comprehensive library of standards-based lessons and activities.
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