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A National Plan for Sustainability Education Proposed

A key ally in our work for effective green education, the Center for Green Schools, has released a “National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability”  that sets a goal for all 50 state boards of educations to have comprehensive green … Continue reading

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National Green Week Extended to May 16!

Great news, you have not missed your chance to be a part of National Green Week, our largest K-12 sustainability education campaign! You can now make any week through May 16—an extension from April 25—your very own Green Week. National … Continue reading

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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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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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