The Green Education Foundation is mobilizing students across the nation to participate in environmental educational programs during National Green Week February 1 – 5, 2010. GEF’s cirriculum provides preK – 12 schools with standard-based lessons couple with the following eco-challenges:
Green Thumb Challenge
The largest gardening initiative that calls on classrooms and schools to plant 10,000 indoor/outdoor gardens during spring 2010.
GEF’s website provides garden instructions, checklists for school approvals, plot location guidelines, container garden suggestions,
funding resources (including grant templates) garden plans, vegetable and flower suggestions and more. Lessons link gardening to
science, math,language arts, creative arts and technology. Online professional courses for teachers, student summer internships
and community service programs will be available.
Waste Free Snacks
Participate in the largest school based waste-reduction program by students pledging to carry their drinks and snacks in reusable containers during the same week. Program goal: Eliminate 500,000 pounds of trash from schools and landfills.
Green Energy Challenge
Students will audit classrooms, schools and homes to locate energy leaks and correct them in an effort to reduce energy consumption by 5%.
For more details: http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org