Author Archives: Green Education Foundation (GEF)

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.

August Is Tree Check Month

Written by GEF guest blogger Rhonda Santos, Public Information Officer, USDA APHIS Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program Teach children that super heroes aren’t just in comic books. Whether it’s a game of hide and seek, or a get away on … Continue reading

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Contaminated Water Can Ruin a Beach Day

Who doesn’t love spending time at the beach on a hot summer day? It’s a great way to get out of the house and cool off—BUT be careful! There are various types of pollutants that can make the ocean unsafe … Continue reading

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Announcing the Return of the Green Thumb Challenge Grant!

Calling all schools and youth groups nationwide! It’s that time of year again – GEF and Gardener’s Supply Company are offering a $1,000 dollar grant to an existing gardening program through the Green Thumb Challenge. This award is designed to … Continue reading

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Wrap-Up of National Green Week 2013!

Thanks to everyone who participated in National Green Week 2013! It was a huge accomplishment and we wanted to follow up with an update on the success of our sustainability programs. Between February 4th and April 30th, schools, classrooms and … Continue reading

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2013 Green Ribbon Awards

The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) is a federal recognition program that opened in September 2011. This program honors schools that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs, promoting health, and providing effective environmental and sustainability … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Ecology Project at Manzo Elementary School

Written by GEF guest blogger Linda Cato Linda Cato is a K-12 educator and curriculum designer, green school advocate, and USGBC volunteer Barrio Hollywood on Tucson’s west side is a neighborhood like so many in the desert-urban areas of the … Continue reading

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