Education Drives America, More Webinars and a Green Day of Service!

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Education Drives America, More Webinars and a Green Day of Service! 

The Education Drives America Tour Begins  


With more than 100 events planned in 48 communities in 12 states, there will be many ways to stay connected to ED: Follow #edtour12 and sign up to get the latest from the tour. Read our collection of stories and photos from the road here. 

Nearly 400 Attend a Single Green Strides Webinar Series Session! 


This Wednesday, over 370 people tuned in to learn more about effective asthma management with good indoor air quality in schools. Sign up for next Wednesday’s webinar on outdoor air quality. Learn how EPA's School Flag Program helps schools protect the health of students by using brightly colored flags that signal the local air quality each day.  Find over 40 webinars scheduled on Wednesdays through summer 2013 on our new and improved Green Strides Webinar Series page.


The First Annual Green Apple Day of Service is Sept. 29 

On Sept. 29th, advocates in over 60 countries, including students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations and companies, will come together in support of healthy, sustainable schools by taking action in their communities. The Green Apple Day of Service website contains sample project ideas, including an ED-GRS project idea card.   

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

39 state authorities have indicated that they intend to nominate schools to ED.  State education agencies are encouraged indicate their intent to nominate schools in an email to by September 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.  

Miss An ED-GRS Newsletter? No Problem.

Find all of the ED-GRS newsletters catalogued here. Sign up for all our future newsletters here. Also take advantage of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools new and improved resources page to help reduce schools’ environmental impacts and cost; improve health and wellness; and teach sustainability, including STEM, green career pathways, and civics. Finally, connect with the ED-GRS recognition award, our resources, and our webinars on Facebook.