Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Green Thumb Challenge Grant Is Back In Action!

Calling all schools and youth groups nationwide! It’s that time of year again –  GEF and Gardener’s Supply Company are offering a $5,000 dollar grant to an existing gardening program through the Green Thumb Challenge. This award is designed to … Continue reading

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A Wrap-Up of National Green Week 2012! Survey results are in…

Thanks to everyone who participated in National Green Week 2012! It was a huge success and we wanted to follow up on our blog post last winter, Get Ready… National Green Week is only 7 days away!, with an update … Continue reading

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We Want You! Become a Partner in Sustainability!

GEF Institute’s mission is to provide quality, online sustainability education and training to schools and businesses to help create a more sustainable future.  To further this mission, we have announced our FREE Sustainability Partner Program! Sustainability Partners are those K-12 … Continue reading

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Where We Learn Matters… Add a Little Nature!

GEF’s guest post on the Center for Green Schools‘ blog is available today! Check it out to learn why it’s so important to make sure nature becomes an integral part of the classroom setting and curriculum. Read the entry here: http://bit.ly/M6T0MI In … Continue reading

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Connect with Your Community by Volunteering at Schools!

GEF and members of a local organization connected with Bates Elementary School in Salem, Massachusetts last week to add a touch of green to the school’s grounds.  Five volunteers and the fifth grade students worked together to make the school … Continue reading

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Green Schools

Green buildings have existed for thousands of years, although no one had called them that until recently. The Romans used what we know as passive solar techniques to keep their buildings cool from the hot Italian sun. Unfortunately, these simple … Continue reading

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