Category Archives: education

National Green Week Kicks Off in Just 1 Month!

Can you believe it? The kickoff for the largest K-12 sustainability education campaign in the nation is just one month away! National Green Week, GEF’s flagship program, has certainly grown over the years. In 2014 we expect the most participation … Continue reading

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Eco-friendly Decorating Tips for Christmas

In an age where the environment has come to the forefront of society, political campaigns and world-wide initiatives, it seems odd that so much of Christmas can be wasteful. There are meals too large for any family to eat, miles … Continue reading

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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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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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Celebrate the Green Schools National Conference with a 20% Discount this Weekend!

The Green Schools National Conference kicks off today in Florida! To celebrate, you can take 20% off your entire purchase of online courses, certificate programs and classroom curriculum while the conference is happening. Use couponcode GSNC13 to get the deal! … Continue reading

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An Experiment in Zero-Waste

Residence on Earth blogger, Clara Changxin Fang, details her journey toward a waste-free (or minimal waste) life by recycling, composting and cutting back on certain luxuries. From the entry: “The average American generates 4.3 pounds of household waste per day and diverts … Continue reading

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