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How One Parent Made Biking a Priority for Fairfax County Public Schools

3/29/2013 // By Jennifer Murck

When Jeff Anderson requested bike racks at his children’s school in the fall of 2008, he had no idea this simple request would lead to him playing a key role in supporting the Safe Routes to Schools initiative in Fairfax […] Read more >

Cows In the Garden: How One Teacher at a NYC Eco-School in the Bronx Engages Children in Science

3/5/2013 // By Emily Fano

One sunny day in 2010, a farmer came to visit PS 69 Journey Prep School in the Bronx, a NYC Eco-School. The farmer brought Rainbow, a 7-day-old calf, along with him.  While Rainbow munched contentedly on plants in the school garden, the […] Read more >

Pine Middle School Teaches Life Skills and Environmental Stewardship in the Garden

1/28/2013 // By Liz Soper

On any given day at Edward Pine Middle Schoolin Reno, Nevada, you can find students out in the school garden: building raised bed boxes, weeding, filling them with compost or selling produce they grew to neighbors in their community. Mike […] Read more >

Green Roof on PS 41 in New York

Green Roof Inspires New York School: Video

10/9/2012 // By Carla Brown

I grew up watching movies set in New York City, so I have many pre-conceived images of life there. A peaceful garden on top of a school was not one of those images. PS 41 is this magical school with the […] Read more >

Kindergartners congregate on the Greenroof Environmental Learning Laboratory, PS 41, Manhattan. NWF photo by Carla Brown.

Greening the Way for our Kids’ Future

10/4/2012 // By Emily Maxwell

We all need an oasis. Standing on New York City Eco-School PS41’s new green roof, I found a truly inspiring one.  Seeing the whole sky, feeling the late summer breeze, smelling fresh herbs, and hearing the happy exclamations of PS41’s […] Read more >

Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Ben Franklin Elementary School

8/17/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

Ben Franklin Elementary School’s EPA Program teaches Civics and Government through an Environmental Lens At Ben Franklin Elementary School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, students are learning how to be leaders, engaged community members and true stewards of the environment. Last year the […] Read more >

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Guest Post: Middle School Students Work to Ban the Plastic Bag

12/19/2011 // By NWF

Mike Garguilo is a passionate middle school science teacher in Sleepy Hollow, NY. He is the host of the Environmental Action Club which received the award for the environmental club of the year in Westchester County and co-writer of the […] Read more >

Trash sorting at school (photo by Ann Sussman)

Guest Post: Eye on the Green Flag, Massachusetts Eco-School Holds a Trash Audit Party

12/7/2011 // By NWF

Kate Crosby serves as the Energy Advisor for the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District and the Acton Public Schools in Acton, MA. She will be presenting at the National Green Schools Conference on energy conservation in K-12 schools in February 2012, […] Read more >

Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Student Reflections on the Plastics Are Forever Youth Summit

8/1/2011 // By Kate Hofmann

  In March, 2011, Paige Dedrick, Caroline Finn and Donata Lorenzo, students at Nichols School, an Eco-School in Buffalo, New York, participated in the Plastics Are Forever International Youth Summit in Long Beach, California. The symposium, sponsored by the Algalita […] Read more >

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Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Students Take the Lead at Lothrop

6/10/2011 // By Kate Hofmann

“My hands should never touch the recycling bins,” says Pamela Galus, the science specialist at Lothrop Science and Technology Magnet School in Omaha, Nebraska. At this bronze-level Eco-School, Galus strives to make sure students take the lead in every aspect […] Read more >

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