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June 2015

In the June edition of the newsletter, we celebrate the accomplishments of this school year and look toward the 2015 - 2016 school year for opportunities to strengthen and expand Green Schools programs throughout the state.

Oregon Green Schools would like to thank you for your continued efforts to conserve resources in schools across Oregon and wish you a fantastic summer filled with exploration, creativity and new learning opportunities!
 

Oregon Green Schools Coordinator Meeting

photo 3Oregon Green Schools Regional Coordinators and Board Members met during the Association of Oregon Recyclers Conference June 3 – 5 in Bend. Coordinators were treated to a student-led tour of the Green Schools Certified REALMS School where we learned about the school’s efforts to conserve natural resources and provide educational opportunities for students outside of […]
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Eco-Schools USA and Oregon Green Schools

Eco-Schools USADid you know that your Oregon Green Schools certification opens the door to additional resources available through the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program? Through school-based action teams of students, administrators, educators and community volunteers, National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA combines effective “green” management of the school grounds, the facilities and the curriculum; truly providing […]
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Oregon Bans the Use of Styrofoam Trays in Schools

statesman journalOn June 4, lawmakers in Salem passed HB 2762 that requires school districts to eliminate use of polystyrene foam (Styrofoam) plates, trays, food containers, and food packaging  for any meal unless school district recycles polystyrene foam. Representative Rob Nosse of Portland introduced the bill and was joined by students from Sunnyside Elementary in presenting evidence […]
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Guy Lee Custodian Recognized at Sustainable Oregon 2015

BarnhartBradley Barnhart of Guy Lee Elementary School was honored during the 2015 Association of Oregon Recyclers meeting with the Alice Soderwall Reuse and Waste Prevention Award. This award recognizes individuals or nonprofit organizations that have gone beyond the norm to reuse materials and prevent waste and has made a significant impact on the community as […]
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Increase your Recycling Knowledge this Summer with Recycling 101

Recycling 101Registration is open for Recycling 101, an innovative noncredit, online recycling education course. The cost is $75 for individuals and $50 per person for groups of five or more. Recycling 101, offered by Oregon State University (OSU) Professional and Continuing Education, teaches participants about the life cycle of recyclables, the impact of hazardous waste, how […]
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OGS Klamath Falls Coordinator Helps Community Recycle Right

Herald and NewsJeremy Renner, an Oregon Green Schools Regional Coordinator in Klamath Falls took his WM Recycling truck to Peterson Elementary to educate students and staff about the recycling process. He spoke to the Herald and News about the best ways to promote correct recycling in the community. Check out the full article online at the Herald […]
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Mount Rainier in Your Backyard – FREE Workshop for Teachers

Mount_Rainier-620x264                                       Image: STEM Oregon Mount Rainier National Park offers a variety of free education workshops each year. These interdisciplinary workshops combine instruction, activities, field sessions, curriculum development, and curriculum review focus groups. Come spend a few lovely summer days at the park with US Geologic Survey scientists and park educators. The workshop will be a […]
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Zayed Future Energy Global High School Prize

zayedprizeThe primary aim of the Global High Schools category is to inspire future generations across the globe by instilling an ethos of sustainability from an early age, including an appreciation of issues in energy and broader sustainability. The Global High Schools category will therefore not focus on past activities of the school. Instead, each school […]
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Green Apple Day of Community Service

Day of ServiceThe Green Apple Day of Service gives communities the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe, and productive learning environments through service projects, education, community events and more. WHEN?  Created by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Center for Green Schools (http://www.centerforgreenschools.org), the international day of service is on Saturday September 26, 2015, but […]
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Summit Survey Gift Card Winner and OGSA on AmazonSmile

Amazon SmileCongratulations to Nancy Bond who was selected at random to win the $50 Amazon Gift Card for taking the 2015 Oregon Green Schools Summit Survey! Thank you to everyone that filled out the survey; your feedback helps us strengthen our future programming! Oregon Green Schools Association is an AmazonSmile charitable organization. For purchases made through […]
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