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December 2014

December 2014

This month Oregon Green Schools is excited to announce preliminary details for the 2015 Green Schools Summit. Please mark your calendars for Friday, April 3, 2015 and plan to join us in Salem this spring! More details along with other Green Schools news and events are included below.

Thank you to our green teams and regional coordinators across the state for a great start to the '14-15 school year, we look forward to sharing your accomplishments in future newsletters. Please continue to share your news and events with us by emailing Meghan.

Save the Date! 2015 Oregon Green Schools Summit

school toolsThe 2015 Oregon Green Schools Summit will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Western Mennonite School in Salem. The Summit is an opportunity for students from across the state to convene for a day of celebration, learning and networking. At the summit, we strive to celebrate the accomplishments of each school and […]
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Oregon Green Schools on the Radio

LaurelBatesandBaileyPayne1Laurel Bates and Bailey Payne from Oregon Green Schools talk with host Jessica Ramey about how schools in Oregon are making a difference recycling, reducing waste, saving energy and conserving water on Marion County’s Waste Matters Radio Show. Also featured on the segment are Laurie Aguirre, second grade teacher and green team leader at Forest […]
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Tell us how you TerraCycle!

TerracyclelogoOregon Green Schools is compiling a list of all the schools that participate in one or more of the TerraCycle recycling campaigns. TerraCycle is a company that collects a variety of materials that are challenging to recycle in the conventional recycling programs.  Common examples are Capri-Sun drink pouches, chip bags, etc.  If you do participate, […]
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Guy Lee Elementary School, Springfield

GuyLeeGuy Lee Elementary recently unveiled a 40-foot wall mural containing about 15,000 plastic caps that would otherwise have gone in the landfill. The project was spearheaded by the school’s Green Team, comprised of 20 fourth and fifth graders at the school. The students had been collecting caps for this mural for nearly a year, a […]
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New Signs for Bend La Pine

bendlapine2Bend La Pine schools are working hard to educate all students and staff about recycling through new district signage. Currently 10 schools are working on getting waste stations in all classrooms and common areas with signs above the bins to assist students in knowing what can and cannot be recycled in Deschutes county. The goal […]
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Oregon Green Schools Regional Coordinator Meeting

regional coordinators meetingOregon Green Schools regional coordinators and board members from across the state met on October 30 for a training at Salem’s eco-village and intentional community, Pringle Creek. In addition to setting an agenda for future educational training opportunities, coordinators enjoyed a presentation about Pringle Creek’s history, plans for the future and a guided walking tour.  […]
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OR School Garden and OR Farm to School Summits

SchoolGardenSummitSecond Annual Oregon School Garden Summit Friday, January 30 and Oregon Farm to School Summit 
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Both at the historic Willamette Heritage Center (aka Mission Mill) in downtown Salem. About the School Garden Summit: In January of 2014, over 200 people came to Salem for the First Annual Oregon School Garden Summit.  Highlights included garden education workshops, resource-sharing […]
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Camp SCRAP Winter 2014

Camp SCRAP Winter Session‘Tis the season for Camp SCRAP! Dec. 22 & 23, 9:00-3:30 for kids in 1st-6th grade. This creative reuse camp offers a fun mix of staff lead art projects as well as student-selected projects. Campers will have the opportunity to create handmade holiday gifts from materials they select at the SCRAP store and will explore […]
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ABCs of School Recycling Programs

The Waste Stream Advisor Will FlowerNeed help designing a school recycling plan? The ABCs of School Recycling Programs by Will Flower walks you though the steps for implementation, and provides tips for overall success. You can also contact your Oregon Green Schools Regional Coordinator if you have questions about setting up or improving your school’s recycling program.  
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Environmental Education Grants

GrayFamilyFoundationLogoThe Gray Family Foundation 2015 Environmental Education Program Request for Proposals Since 2007, the Gray Family Foundation has supported students and teachers in connecting with outdoor environments through a variety of environmental literacy experiences. Grant Deadlines for Three Project Categories Environmental Professional Development for K-12 Open online November 14th, 2014 Due January 15th, 2015 Awarded in May […]
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