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February 2015

Call to Action Edition

Oregon Green Schools come from many different backgrounds but share two common goals: a passion for creating vibrant communities and the willingness to act on the DIY ethos.

In this edition of the newsletter we celebrate our shared accomplishments by inviting you to register for the 2015 Oregon Green Schools Summit, connect you with opportunities to get funding for your projects, provide inspiration for future projects and ask you to tell us what's working for your school's green team!

OGS Summit Registration Opens Friday!

greenschoolssummitThe 19th annual meeting of certified Oregon Green Schools will be held Friday April 3, 2015 at the Western Mennonite School in Salem. Online registration for the Summit will be open February 6 – March 6 or when registration has reached capacity. The Summit is an opportunity for students from across the state to convene […]
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Cap and Gown Recycling

greenergradsOur cap and gown collection partnership with Greener Grads has received a lot of attention in the media recently. If you haven’t seen it, check out the coverage at: The Oregonian, Sustainable Business Oregon, Statesman Journal and the Association of Oregon Recyclers. Greener Grads aims to collect 5,000 or more gowns from Oregon high schools […]
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School Spotlight: Share your Stories

Oregon Civil War Recycling Trophy  We want to hear about the resources that you use at school to motivate green behaviors. Some of you are using recycling report cards, rotating trophies, visualizations of trees saved and iron chef competitions. What else keeps your green teams reaching for improvement? We want to share your stories and ideas with schools across […]
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Is your school ready to start a Walking School Bus program?

SRTSThe Safe Routes to School Walking School Bus page has all the information you need to know as you start exploring the opportunity. Here are the steps needed to get a Walking School Bus started and going: Map the route Determine interest Arrange “meet and greet” event, cultivate trust and get help Modify map, add finalize routes Pre-walk […]
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Young Reporters for the Environment Competition

eco-schools_usa-287x300In the United States, youth between the ages of 13 and 21 are invited to participate in the national Young Reporters for the Environment competition. They may enter as individuals or as part of a class or group. Participants investigate an environmental issue and report on it in writing, photography, or video. Entries must be relevant […]
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EPA Posts New Environmental Education Grant Opportunity

epaThe second Request for Proposals (RFP) under the 2014-2015 Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program, called the EE Local Grants RFP, is now open. EPA seeks grant proposals to support locally-focused environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship. Successful applicants will submit projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques. […]
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Upcycled Valentine’s Day

heartsValentine’s Day is a great excuse to show your love for creative reuse! Check out these kid-friendly projects that can be easily adapted to incorporate reused materials.   Broken Crayon Valentines Origami Hearts Valentine Collection Boxes Candy Jars  
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Story of Stuff’s Citizen Muscle Boot Camp

storyofstuffDo you want to change something but not sure how to get started? Sign up for the Story of Stuff’s Citizen Muscle Boot Camp! You can do it alone, or get a group of friends from school, church, work, mom’s group, or anyplace to join. The four-week online program promises to strengthen your change-making skills […]
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Growing Gardens Learn & Grow Workshops (Portland)

growing gardens worm binGrowing Gardens’ Learn & Grow workshops are taught by experienced and knowledgeable community members. All levels of experience welcome! Pre-registration is required. They ask for a sliding scale donation of $10-30 (unless otherwise noted), with scholarships and worktrade opportunities available. Proceeds cover the cost to put on workshops and support our programs. Local Bees for […]
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Green Cleaning Resources

greencleanersWant to reduce your exposure to toxins while helping to prevent air and water pollution? Replacing commercial cleaners with natural cleaning solutions is a great place to start. This environmentally friendly cleaners article provides a collection of easy to make recipes for cleaning the entire home. In addition to the health and environmental benefits, you’ll […]
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