Community Engagement

Now your school can be officially recognized by the Department of Education as a Green Ribbon School! The Green Ribbon Schools program will recognize schools are going green; schools will be judged based on their incorporation of the environment into their curriculum, facilities, school grounds, and overall building operations. So start getting those applications together because the first schools will be chosen for the 2011-2012 school year!

Take action to save federal funding for environmental education! Since 1990, Congress has been funding the Office of Environmental Education within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget. This funding provides badly needed funds that goes to schools ensuring children have access to environmental literacy materials, training grants and other environmental educational program. Congress is considering cutting ALL funding for the EPA’s environmental education budget. Please tell your U.S. Senator and Representative that they need to continue funding this vital program now.

 

If you would like to see renovations and construction of green schools in your own community, send a letter to your local school district about the importance and potential savings of energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly upgrades.

 

Tell Congress to support environmental education in our nation's schools! The No Child Left Inside Act, recently reintroduced into both the Senate and the House of Representatives, would mandate the formal inclusion of environmental education into our nation's K-12 public school curriculum. Help us make this incredible opportunity a reality for our nation’s schoolchildren!

 

Express your support for No-Idle laws in your state and community. Send a letter to your state and community legislators encouraging the implementation of No-Idle legislation. Your voice can make a difference.

 

 

 

Express your support for your state’s Environmental Literacy Plan. Send a letter to your state legislators and local school board encouraging the implementation of environmental education. Your voice can make a difference.