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


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.


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Themes for the next three issues include:


Think Global, Act Local — August 2017

Submission deadline: July 21, 2017

The actions we take at a local scale add up to impact the much larger global community. As globalization increases, it is critical that students develop an understanding of their role in a global society and how engaging locally can bring about real, positive change in areas of sustainability and environmental/social justice, just to name a few. This issue of GreenNotes will explore how schools and school districts are preparing students to be environmental stewards and good citizens, both at home and for the global community.


Farm to School — October 2017

Submission deadline: September 29, 2017

Farm to school programs are about much more than ensuring students have access to fresh, healthy food during the school day. They provide rich educational opportunities through interdisciplinary curriculum, incorporating hands-on science and math lessons in school gardens; food science and chemistry lessons in the school kitchen; field work with local farmers; and learning about the history, politics, and economics of agriculture. This issue of GreenNotes will highlight some of the innovative farm to school programs being implemented in schools across the country, as well as nonprofit programs that are supporting and encouraging these efforts.


Creating a Culture of Sustainability in K-12 Education — November 2017

Submission deadline: November 3, 2017

A child will spend up to 15,000 hours in school from the day she begins kindergarten to the day she graduates. While it is important for her to graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary for college, It is just as important for her to graduate with a strong social and emotional foundation. Education for sustainability influences the culture of a school and school district, and has the potential to influence how a child thinks and feels about her role in co-creating a sustainable future. This issue of GreenNotes will explore how a culture of sustainability influences today’s students to be tomorrow’s environmentally-conscious, sustainability natives.