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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 >

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Red, Green and Blue! 34 States Opt In to U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award Program

11/30/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

In a time when our political differences seem to be more polarizing than ever, it is encouraging to see that education remains a bipartisan issue.  Half of the 34 states that have now opted in to the U.S. Green Ribbon […] Read more >

Eco-Schools National Operators gathered with Green Flag in Krakow (Liz Soper)

My Trip to Poland for the Eco-Schools National Operators Meeting

11/17/2011 // By Liz Soper

After three flights and 24 hours of traveling, I finally touched down in Krakow, Poland, three weeks ago and was met by our wonderful friends from the Environmental Partnership Foundation, which run Ekoszkola (Eco-Schools) here. I was in Poland for […] Read more >

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U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award gets the Green Light!

9/29/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

  Today is a fantastic day for the environmental education movement!   The U.S. Department of Education alongside the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency launched the U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award.  This program will recognize and award […] Read more >

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Back to [Green] School!

9/8/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

The arrival of fall marks the end to longer days, ice cream trucks and the return to the classroom.  For some students around the country this return is often marred by preventable illness due to unhealthy school facilities—classrooms that are […] Read more >

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Going to the Mattresses with the Texas Drought

9/6/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

After almost 70 days of 100 degree temperatures in North Texas (we still have a chance throughout September to reach those high marks yet again) it’s time for me and the family to go to the mattresses!  Texas drought you better […] 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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Climate Change Connections: Connecting with Educators from Around the Globe

7/29/2011 // By Laura Hickey

The Eco-Schools USA team held its second NASA/Eco-Schools USA Climate Change Connections professional development institute event on July 27-29, 2011 in Washington, DC.  For this training, we brought in educators from Fairbanks and Wasilla, Alaska, tribal schools from the Southwest […] Read more >

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New Framework to Guide K-12 Science Education Calls for Shift in the Way Science is Taught in U.S.

7/28/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

The new Framework for K-12 Science Standards recently introduced by Dr. Helen Quinn, theoretical physicist at Stanford University and Chair woman for the National Research Council, was not only highly anticipated, but a breath of fresh air. Written 15 years […] Read more >

A Student-Led Recycling Initiative

7/25/2011 // By Jennifer Murck

Recently I had the opportunity to meet Paige Dedrick, a student at Nichols School in Buffalo, New York.  She introduced me to the Plasti-Gone Initiative, a student led project she founded with several of her classmates which aims at encouraging schools and business across the […] Read more >