Dreaming a New Way to Teach STEM in K-12 Schools

Dreaming a New Way to Teach STEM in K-12 Schools

By. Timothy B. Baird, Ed.D. DREAMS Education (Design, Research, Engineering, Art, Math, and Science) is one of the newest educational models to evolve out of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) movement. STEM’s roots go all the way back to the...
Fostering Environmental Literacy at Environmental Charter Schools

Fostering Environmental Literacy at Environmental Charter Schools

By. Tashanda Giles-Jones, Environmental Charter Schools Defining environmental literacy is crucial when you are cultivating a curriculum that fosters a sustainable school culture. According to California’s Blueprint for Environmental Literacy, “An environmentally...
Apply Now for the 2019 Best of Green Schools Awards

Apply Now for the 2019 Best of Green Schools Awards

Green Schools National Network is excited to partner again with The Center for Green Schools at USGBC to co-present the Best of Green Schools 2019.   The Best of Green Schools celebrates the hard work being done—by people, schools, campuses and organizations—to...
100% Clean Energy School Districts: A Growing Movement

100% Clean Energy School Districts: A Growing Movement

By. Katy Mamen and Lisa Hoyos, Sierra Club’s Climate Parents Program   In an era where local governments and municipal leaders are embracing the need to address climate change, the movement for 100% clean energy cities, businesses, and school districts is...
Sustainable Well-Being: Green Schools and Social-Emotional Thriving

Sustainable Well-Being: Green Schools and Social-Emotional Thriving

By. Jonathan Cloughesy and Hunter Gehlbach   The 2018 winter that produced record discontent with “bomb cyclones” and recurring late season nor’easters from New England to Washington D.C. has turned into an inglorious summer with California, Colorado, and much of...
Green Procurement Strategies for Health and Well-Being in Schools

Green Procurement Strategies for Health and Well-Being in Schools

By. Josh Jacobs, Technical Information & Public Affairs Manager, UL   Over the years, the sustainable procurement movement has helped us reduce our use of virgin material, shrink our carbon impact, and procure more goods and services from local organizations. One...