Category Archives: National Green Week

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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Announcing the Winner of the 2013 Green Thumb Challenge Grant!

Congratulations to the winner of the grant –Tappan Middle School (Ann Arbor, MI), the 4 finalists, and everyone who applied for the grant this year. We received over 150 amazing applications from across the country which demonstrates just how impactful … 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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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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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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