Turning Environmental Trash Into Artistic Treasure

Trash or treasure? This is a game I play with students when we are out walking. On a beach, the options could be seashells, balloons, or sticks. Near a creek, we find plastic bottles, newspaper, or smooth glass. Some finds are more easy to categorize than others. This...

Where Advocacy and Decision-Making Meet

You know how important it is to make our schools healthy places to learn and work. You also know how urgent it is to protect and repair our environment. But the fact is, change takes time. Ugh! What’s a school sustainability champion to do? Well, I’m here to tell you...

Video tour of a School District’s Outdoor Education Center

Join me for a brief tour of Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ (Maryland) Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center. The purpose of this environmental literacy and outdoor education space is to, “empower students of all ages through authentic hands-on...

School Champions, Celebrate!

Part IV of the series, Using a Growth Mindset to Advance Healthy Schools Every step is worth a celebration when it comes to greening your school!  Make sure to take time to acknowledge your wins, no matter how big or small on the way to your goal! “How about we...

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