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Every school district values educational achievement, low absentee rates, high grades and test scores, and an active and engaged student body. To achieve these aims, schools across the country are focusing on creating healthy indoor environments. Read how Omaha Public Schools, home to two 2012 ED-GRS honorees, has proactively addressed student environmental health issues for the past 13 years>>>.
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. Register here >>>
The Big Help Grants program is dedicated to the development and implementation of ideas, techniques, and approaches to addressing four key concerns — environmental awareness, health and wellness, students' right to a quality public education, and active community involvement.
Multiple grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to select applicants. Public school teachers or public school education support professionals practicing in the U.S. are eligible to apply by the October 15, 2012 deadline. More information >>>
The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) will host the World Congress on Educational Environments in San Antonio, TX from September 22-24. More information >>>
Green Education Foundation and Gardener’s Supply Company are calling on schools and youth groups to submit chronicles of their garden projects by Sept. 30, to win a $5,000 prize. The award is designed to support the continued sustainability of an exceptional youth garden program that has demonstrated success, and has impacted the lives of kids and their community. More information>>>