Green Schools National Network’s newsletter, GreenNotes, focuses on one overarching topic per month.  We will consider articles for the month that best matches the topic.  Have a question about an upcoming theme?  Contact [email protected].

 

We are looking for a variety of articles for GreenNotes, including:

  • Case studies of schools and school districts doing exemplary work in environmental and sustainability initiatives.
  • Profiles of leaders and advocates in the green schools movement.
  • News and current events of interest to the green schools movement.

 

Check out our newsletter writing guidelines.

 

Themes for the next three months include:

Place-Based Education — March 2017  

Submission deadline: February 24, 2017

Place-based education is a key driver of Education for Sustainability and whole school transformation.  How does place-based education work?  How are schools and districts embracing place-based education in the classroom?  What does place-based education mean for student achievement?  This issue of GreenNotes will share case studies and profiles of the schools and people, respectively, leading the way in place-based education and provide resources and best practices to help schools and districts get started.

Climate Change and K-12 Schools — April 2017

Submission deadline: March 31, 2017

Climate change involves a lot more than global warming.  From extreme weather and shifting seasons to impacts on agriculture, cities, and health, climate change touches many parts of our lives, whether we realize it or not.  As we celebrate Earth Day this month, GreenNotes will be exploring the many ways schools are addressing the issue, including teaching climate change education; managing changes in outdoor learning environments;  responding to extreme climate events and their impact on communities;  becoming beacons of resilience; and practicing energy conservation.

Teaching from the School Garden — May 2017

Submission deadline: April 28, 2017

School gardens have a lot to offer aside from fresh fruits and vegetables for the cafeteria.  From English to Math and even Social Studies, teachers can use the school garden to complement what they are teaching in the classroom.  School gardens also require some unique structures and systems for year round management.  How are you planning, using, and managing your school garden?  What is the impact of a school garden that also functions as a community garden?  How is your school garden inspiring students to become better learners and environmental stewards?  This issue of GreenNotes will share best practices and lessons learned from schools with successful garden programs, as well as the people and organizations that support them.