Green Schools Conference and Expo
Early bird registration for the 2016 Green Schools Conference and Expo opens in mid-November. Make plans now to join fellow green schools advocates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania March 31-April 1, 2016 for the 6th annual conference and expo!
Proposals now being accepted for National Farm to Cafeteria Conference
Organizers of the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference are seeking compelling proposals for workshops, posters and lightning talks to feature during the two-day gathering in Madison, Wis., June 2-4, 2016. This event is the premier gathering of individuals and organizations working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America. Cafeterias in schools and early care, colleges and universities, hospitals, prisons and other institutional settings serve tens of millions of Americans every day, placing the farm to cafeteria movement at the forefront of the fight to end obesity and strengthen local food systems. The 2016 conference theme Moving Forward Together lifts up new and innovative partnerships to continue building momentum and ensure long-term sustainability in the movement. The application period is open now through Dec. 4, 2015. Learn more at farmtocafeteriaconference.org.
Discovery Education offers a broad range of free classroom resources for teachers in grades K-12. Subjects covered include science, math, English, social studies, health, and technology. Find lesson plans, videos, puzzles, worksheets, and more.
Fourth grade educators can download an activity on exploring federal lands and waters with their students, as well as print out paper passes that grant fourth grade students free access to all national parks, lands, and waters through August 31, 2016.
Leadership and Networks: New Ways of Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World
This report, written by Deborah Meehan and Claire Reinelt of the Leadership Learning Community, provides examples of leadership models, values, skills, and behaviors needed to embrace network strategies, and recommends practical things you can do to develop network capacities and a network mindset.
The Movement Strategy Center (MSC) is dedicated to transformative buy ambien in dubai movement building. MSC seeks to create a movement ecosystem of deeply connected groups that share values and rely on each other to respond to the needs of impacted communities, advance policy solutions, and transform the lives of people on the frontlines of change. Their website highlights a number of resources around movement building, including youth development and engagement.
Society for Organizational Learning, North America
The Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), North America is an intentional learning community devoted to the interdependent development of people and their institutions in service of inspired performance and meaningful results. SoL, North America offers courses and programs led by world renowned authorities on organizational learning, systems thinking, and leadership, as well as coaching and consulting services.
The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting the next round of applications for small grants totaling $500-$2500. Grant activities must be project-based, performed by youth, and have real environmental outcomes. Visit the website to learn more about eligibility and restrictions, and to fill out an application. The next deadline for applications is January 31, 2016.
Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools
Launched in 2010, Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools mission is to donate salad bars to U.S. schools so every child has daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables. This grant program is an equipment grant. Grantees receive an actual salad bar and the training needed to implement a school salad bar program successfully. Interested schools should have their food services director complete the application and be the point of contact.
The Toshiba America Foundation gives grants to teachers in K-12 schools to help them teach math and science in innovative ways. Applications are for project-based learning only and must be completed online. Grant applications for grades 6-12 that are $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year, while grants exceeding $5,000 are reviewed twice a year. The next deadline for these grants is February 1, 2016.