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September 2015

OGS Fundraiser and Timbers Signed Ball Raffle

portland timbers ballCome cheer on the Timbers as they take on Real Salt Lake on October 14! Oregon Green Schools will be hosting a watching party at the Kells Brew Pub on NW 21st (between Davis and Everett) and raffling off a signed Timbers ball with proceeds supporting the Oregon Green Schools Association. Raffle tickets are $5 […]
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$500 for Participating in the Litter Less Campaign

Litter Less CampaignIs your school interested in participating in the Wrigley’s Litter Less Campaign and receiving $500 in seed grant funding to jumpstart a recycling and waste reduction campaign at your school? If so, visit http://www.eco-schools-litterless.org/register-school.html to submit your application form by October 9th! The Campaign is run by the International Foundation for Environmental Education’s Eco-Schools with […]
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Oregon DEQ Materials Management Grants

Oregon-DEQ-logo-verticalDo you have a big idea for a project for your school/school district to reduce waste, but don’t have the budget to make it happen? The Oregon DEQ is restarting their materials management grant program, which could be used as a source of funding for school projects that promote waste reduction. This year grant applicants […]
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Jane Goodall at the Oregon Youth Summit

jane goodall picThe Summit is a great opportunity to share your school’s environmental work with Dr. Jane Goodall! The Oregon Youth Summit – Honoring Oregon Youth Environmental Service– taking place on Thursday, October 15 at David Douglas High School in Portland is an opportunity for students to share their environmental projects with other teachers and students from […]
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Portland EcoSchools Network Dessert Meetups for K – 5 Parents

Dessert_MeetupsThe Portland Eco-School Network program, which aims empower parents to introduce or upgrade sustainable practices as a means to enrich the daily experience of their children has a network of parents from around 30 Portland schools that share ideas, experiences, and projects, in person and online. They are looking for green-minded parents to join the […]
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2015 Coastal Learning Symposium, October 9

coastal learning symposiumRegister today for the 2015 Coastal Learning Symposium, October 9th in Newport, OR. This annual event features unique break-out sessions and field trips to provide pre-K-12, informal and post-secondary educators creative ways to address learning objectives using the ocean, forest and community as a context for learning. This year’s program is available online. Highlights and […]
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Target Field Trip Grants

field_trip_grantsThe Target Field Trip Grant program awards K-12 educators grants of up to $700 to fund a field trip for their students to connect their classroom lessons to out-of school experiences. Grant applications will be accepted until 12pm CST on September 30. Visit: https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants for more information.
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Green Apple Day of Service

Green Apple Day of ServiceThe Green Apple Day of Service, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects. Be sure to check out project ideas, pick up helpful event resources, read about last […]
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October 7th is National Walk to School Day

national walk to school dayWhy Walk or Bike? Communities and schools are using Walk or Bike to School Day as the first step to change community culture and to create options for getting around that are more inviting for everyone, both young and old. Here are some reasons to support walking and bicycling to school: It’s Fun! Walking and […]
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Loop Scoops: Story of Stuff for Kids

story of stuffReboot your lesson plan with The Story of Stuff’s Loop Scoops and your students will never look at a juice box the same way again. Created via a partnership between PBSKids and The Story of Stuff, Loop Scoops are a great way to get the whole classroom talking about Stuff. And now, thanks to the […]
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