Green Education Foundation invites all schools, community groups, families, teen green teams, sports leagues, and children to participate in National Green Week. There are multiple ways for your school, class, youth group, or family to participate!
The Green Education Foundation is mobilizing more than one million students to participate in National Green Week (www.nationalgreenweek.com) an environmental education campaign scheduled for the week of February 6 - 10, 2012....but you can choose any week from Feb. 6 - April 22(Earth Day) to participate. This annual event is a replication of the highly-successful Fisher Elementary Green School Experiment, conducted in a small, suburban school in Walpole, Massachusetts in June 2008. This program resulted in the students achieving a 70% waste reduction in classroom trash and new town-wide recycling programs.
The Green Education Foundation will enrich National Green Week with green exercises, activities, and team projects that are easily incorporated into science, math, language arts, social studies, and creative arts curricula. The curriculum is designed to jumpstart a commitment for continuing environmental education and a lifetime of eco-friendly habits. Schools and individuals participating in National Green Week will have access to lesson plans and interactive forums at www.nationalgreenweek.com.
“By participating in National Green Week, students will learn that simple decisions such as the selection of waste-free snacks and drinks can combat monumental environmental problems,” says Victoria Waters, President and Founder of the Green Education Foundation. “Children are in the best position to impact the future of our environment by developing green behaviors that become lifelong habits,” adds Waters.
National Green Week is free. People simply need to enroll at www.nationalgreenweek.com or call 1-888-668-2298. Youth will pledge to be green keepers and parents are notified to send snacks and drinks in reusable containers for Green Week. The Green Education Foundation recommends that those who would like to participate in National Green Week, sign up immediately to avail themselves of free environmental programs and activities leading up to the event.