Earth Day Network Blog Updates
Congratulations again to the 2013 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools! The sixty-four winning schools were announced in April, but they were honored yesterday at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Additionally, 14 school districts were recognized with the District Sustainability Award.
There were some special guests in attendance for Earth Day Network’s fourth annual Climate Leadership Gala: 23 high school students from the D.C. area who take a special interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Many are part of a high school robotics team.
Six D.C. area schools were represented: Coolidge, Benjamin Banneker Academic, Friendship Collegiate, School Without Walls, Whitman, and Wilson.Read More
Earth Day Network hosted its fourth annual Climate Leadership Gala on May 22nd. Hundreds of green economy leaders in business, government and the NGO community assembled at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel to celebrate achievements, share ideas, and advance bold visions for expanding the green economy.Read More
As Teacher Appreciation Week continues, Earth Day Network is happy to recognize Ms. Lindsey Fagrelius from Skyview High School in Soldotna, Alaska for her contributions to the Canopy Project. For Earth Day 2013, Ms. Fagrelius and her classes organized a bake sale to raise money to plant trees around the world.Read More
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week (05/06 – 05/10). Take the time this week to reach out to a teacher who has impacted you or your child to say “thank you.” Teachers play a vital role in ensuring that students receive the quality education they need to become the leaders of the future. Let the teachers in your community know that you appreciate the creativity, patience, dedication, and positivity they bring to their job.Read More
Today, we celebrate the 11th National Healthy Schools Day in order to bring attention to the correlation between healthy indoor school environments and student health and academic success. Nearly 55 million children and 7 million adults in the United States (20% of the population and 98% of all children) spend their days inside school buildings. Children have no control of their environment but are suffering the consequences of attending unhealthy schools. Read More