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Ready, Set, Grow: Students Lead the Way at Seatack Elementary’s School Gardens

By. Marie T. Culver, Teacher at Seatack Elementary School, Virginia Beach City Public Schools   "I have learned so much about the environment and have discovered that my own skills are unlimited." Austin Davis, fifth-grader at Seatack Elementary School   Seatack...

Students Transform Nutrition Curriculum through Top Chef Competition

There are many good reasons to make fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and lean meats more appealing and accessible to students participating in school food programs. For one, the health of our nation’s children is at stake. Diseases such...

Learning from Discovery: Arlington Public Schools Begins Effort to Expand Energy Dashboards to All District Schools

“We learn from our building.” This statement was made at a recent presentation to the Arlington School Board by Kathy Olmsted, a fifth-grade teacher at Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, a Green Schools National Network Catalyst School. Discovery,...

Captain Planet Foundation’s Project Hero: Pairing Students with Technology to Protect Local Ecosystems

By. Courtney Kimmel, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Captain Planet Foundation and Leesa Carter-Jones, Executive Director, Captain Planet Foundation   In 2009, a short documentary titled “A Simple Question: The Story of STRAW” was shown at the first Green Schools...

The Intersection of Technology and Sustainability: Using Learning Lab to Support 21st Century Skill-Building

By. Jenny Wiedower, K-12 Education Manager, U.S. Green Building Council   The synergies that exist at the intersection of technology and sustainability have abundant applications within schools. For school leaders, digital record-keeping allows for faster and more...

Harnessing Technology to Increase Environmental Engagement

By. Vanessa LeBourdais, Executive Producer and Creative Director, DreamRider Productions   These days, those of us who care about the well-being of children can be deeply concerned about the effects of technology. It can seem like tech does not have a place in...