The ED Green Strides Webinar Series Takes Off!

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The Green Strides Webinar Series Takes Off

The Green Strides Webinar Series continues weekly with dozens of sessions to help all schools reduce environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and provide effective education for the challenges of the 21st century.  Upcoming Green Strides Webinar Series sessions feature U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, Department of Agriculture and the Interior experts and programs. Register here >>>


ED-Green Ribbon Schools Preparing Graduates for Green Careers

Many ED-Green Ribbon Schools use an inquiry-based approach that allows students to engage with the environment, sustainability, and their community through real life application. This week, we look at how high schools are preparing their graduates for future careers in natural resource conservation, clean energy generation, and medical and biological sciences. Read more>>>

White House Hosts Kids’ State Dinner with School Lunch Recipe Winners

Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama greeted 54 amazing young chefs at the White for the first-ever Kids’ State Dinner. View behind the scenes video of preparations for the event>>>


38 States have Indicated their Intent to Nominate Schools for ED-GRS 2013

38 state authorities have indicated that they intend to nominate schools to ED.  State education agencies should indicate their intent to nominate schools in an email to by August 30th.  Schools cannot apply directly to ED and must be nominated by their state education agency. State participation is voluntary and may depend on hearing from interested schools.


Teacher Certification: Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning University is a series of five free online two-week classes and a capstone Project Based Learning certification course featuring Common Core aligned projects that teachers may customize and implement while receiving support from an experienced PBL facilitator and the online community. Find out more>>>.

National Green Cleaning Awards

Healthy Schools Campaign is pleased to recognize the efforts of schools around the nation with outstanding green cleaning programs. The Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities honors schools and their partners that embrace green principles and practices in their maintenance operations. Applications must be received by September 10. More information>>>