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April 2015

Group Learning Opportunities

This issue celebrates building strong communities through shared learning experiences. Inside you’ll find information and opportunities to explore sustainability outside of the traditional classroom for students, educators and facilities managers alike.

2015 Green Schools Summit Update

summit 1        The 2015 Oregon Green Schools Summit is this Friday, April 3 at the Western Mennonite School in Salem. We have a lot of exciting sessions planned for the day and have compiled a few reminders for the schools that have registered to attend: Remind students to pack a wastefree lunch from […]
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Donate Your Reusable Bag Credit to Oregon Green Schools

whole_foodsGot a reusable bag? Need groceries? Shop at Whole Foods Market Laurelhurst and you can donate your $0.10 reusable bag credit to Oregon Green Schools. Whole Foods Market Bag Credit Donation Program gives Whole Foods Market customers a unique way to give back to great local non-profits. Every time a customer brings in a reusable […]
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Next Generation: STEM, Standards, and Sustainability Project Based Activities Conference

Image: Oregon STEMThe University of Oregon and Partners for Sustainable Schools are joining together to offer an inaugural conference focusing on aligning STEM with NGSS through the lens of sustainability and ecoliteracy on June 24, 2015. In every session, you’ll engage in hands-on projects you can use in the classroom.   Registration and Fees Non-Credit Fee: $125 […]
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May is Walk+Bike Challenge Month

Walk_Bike_ChallengeThe Safe Routes to School Walk+Bike Challenge is the entire month of May! The Walk+Bike Challenge is friendly competition aimed at encouraging more kids and families to walk and bike to and from school. Participation in the Walk+Bike Challenge is easy! Just register your school, download the Coordinator Packet for awesome tips, ideas, and resources, and return to the […]
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Become a NWF Butterfly Hero

Image: National Wildlife FederationEmpower your students to have a role in saving the monarch butterfly. The simple act of planting milkweed with your class or family provides monarchs with a place to lay their eggs, and helps ensure this iconic species has a future. The National Wildlife Federation wants educators and students to be Schoolyard Butterfly Heroes! They […]
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Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit

Healthy_Schools_CampaignThis summer, Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) will host the first annual Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit on July 30 and 31 in Seattle, WA. They are inviting the top facility managers, school decision makers, green cleaning experts and vendors from across the nation. They’ll have the leading voices in green cleaning there, such as Steve […]
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Green Schools Alliance Renewable Energy Consortium

GSREPC_logoAn Exciting Opportunity to Support Renewable Energy We are all striving to reduce carbon emissions from our energy consumption. One way to do this is to purchase Green-Energy Certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), which are created when electricity is generated from renewable resources. RECs represent the energy produced by clean power sources and are an innovative way of promoting […]
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Multicultural Environmental Education Conference

Multicultural_Ed_ConfSave the Date! IslandWood presents the 2nd Annual Multicultural Environmental Education Conference, on May 30th, 2015, from 10am-3pm, at and in partnership with Antioch University Seattle. This is a great opportunity for educators from all backgrounds to come together and explore theories, practices, and support systems in the field of Multicultural Environmental Education! In an effort to […]
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High Desert Youth Range Camp for HS Students

Image: HDRCHigh Desert Youth Range Camp is held in the Northern Great Basin Experimental Range about 35 miles West of Burns, OR and encompasses more than 16,000 acres. High school students (grades 9-12 at time of application) from Oregon, Idaho and Washington are eligible to apply. Camp is held June 17-20, 2015. Application Deadline: May 1, […]
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Teacher Development Grants, deadline April 15th

MDEF_LogoThe McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation believes that continuous, insightful and innovative professional training and growth is crucial to the effectiveness of educators. It is the Foundation’s goal to promote best practices through cooperative and sustained commitment to increased efficacy, improved teaching and active learning. As such, the Foundation values proposals aimed at concurrently boosting student […]
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