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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...

To Unplug or Plug In

By. R. Justin Hougham and Steve Kerlin   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #111, Fall 2016. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at...

GSNN Educator’s Toolbox: Professional Development, Resources, Grants, and Awards for May

Professional Development Be a Catalyst for Change…Become a Green Schools National Network Member The green schools movement is the most critical education reform initiative of our time. Through the Green Schools National Network (GSNN) membership program, you can show...

2018 Best of Green Schools Honorees Announced at Closing Plenary of the Green Schools Conference and Expo

On May 4, Green Schools National Network (GSNN), in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, announced the recipients of the 2018 Best of Green Schools Awards. The awards were announced during the closing plenary of the Green...