Monthly Archives: May 2012

School Gardens – Plant, Water & Learn!

A significant goal of the Green Education Foundation (GEF) is to promote creative and effective ways for schools and teachers to shrink nature deficit by incorporating the outdoors into their existing curricula. One great ways to get kids more connected … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2012 Green in Action Winners!

This year the Marist School Environmental Science Class and the Thomas Prince PTA Green Team were selected as the 2012 Green in Action winners! GEF would like to congratulate and thank all the schools and participants who submitted their sustainability … Continue reading

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Meet Photo-Synthia… She’s Cleaning the Indoor Air at Southgate Elementary

Congratulations to Southgate Elementary and their adopted plant, Photo-Synthia! GEF and Bonnie Plants would like to congratulate the 6th grade class at Southgate Elementary in Loudonville, New York for coming up with the most creative name for their classroom’s adopted … Continue reading

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At UMass Amherst, EcoReps Rule Sustainability Both In and Outside the Classroom

Post by Jacquelyn Hynes, GEF Curriculum Intern and UMass Amherst EcoRep   Being an Environmental Science major, I have always had a passion for sustainability and living a more sustainable life. Early last fall of my sophomore year at UMass … Continue reading

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Sending Flowers this Mother’s Day? Think Sustainability Before You Buy

In a society increasingly conscious of purchasing local foods, recycling, and conserving natural resources, all to be healthier and kinder to our environment, why are cut flowers still such a powerful commodity? We can’t eat them and they die within … Continue reading

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Green Energy Challenge Contest Winners 2012

Happy 20th Birthday ENERGY STAR T-Shirt Design Contest This year’s t-shirt design contest was all about celebrating ENERGY STAR and the important role the program plays in energy efficiency, helping all of us save money and protect the environment.  GEF … Continue reading

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