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Back to School News from Eco-Schools USA!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in News

Back to School News from Eco-Schools USA!

Welcome back to school! As you’re planning your class activities this fall, don’t forget that as an Oregon Green School you are automatically registered in the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program. If you haven’t already taken advantage of this opportunity to receive reciprocal status and a certificate with Eco-Schools USA at the Bronze Award level or higher, contact NWF’s Oregon Education Coordinator, Morgan Parks at parksm@nwf.org or 503-616-3613 for more information. News: Check out the Eco-Schools USA September...

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DEQ Materials Management Grants Open to Public Universities, Colleges, and Public Schools for Food Waste Prevention Projects

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in News

Release Date: Friday, July 14, 2017 PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will award $600,000 for state-wide materials management project and planning grants in 2017. This total includes $100,000 in funds provided by Metro to fund edible food rescue projects in the Portland metropolitan area. A separate $50,000 will be awarded for micro-grants for reuse/repair workforce development. Applications for planning and project grants must be received by DEQ by Friday, Sept. 15. Applications for reuse/repair workforce development are due by August 25. In addition to...

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Upcoming Workshops and Summer Camps

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in News

Intro to Placed-Based Education Design Saturday, June 17 9:00am – 4:00pm Southwest Charter School 640 SW Bancroft St, Portland This is an opportunity for educators to learn about placed-based education and potentially bring it into their classrooms with ongoing support from our expert teachers. The workshop is made possible by a grant from the Oregon Department of Education so we are able to offer a stipend and mileage reimbursement as well as resource materials and ongoing mentorship to public school teachers. • Part 1: The initial workshop will give participants an intro to...

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Grants & Contracts Coordinator Position for Outdoor School Grant Program

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in News

  The OSU University Administrative Business Center is recruiting for a full-time Grants and Contracts Coordinator for the Outdoor School grant program. The position is based at Oregon State University in Corvallis. The recruitment closes June 5, 2017.  Apply online via OSU’s jobs postings at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/42864  The Grants and Contracts Coordinator is a key member of the University Administrative Business Center (UABC) financial team.  At the direction of the OSU Extension Service Director (Director), this position manages the Outdoor School grant...

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New Pathways Coming This Fall for Eco-Schools USA Award

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in News

  Watersheds, Oceans and Wetlands (WOW) Pathway Watersheds, Oceans and Wetlands (WOW), focuses on the unique needs and concerns of water outside of the school building. Schools can address any or all of the sub-pathways within WOW to receive recognition when applying for an Eco-Schools USA award. Now more than ever, it is critical to connect students to water, specifically the important role it plays in human and wildlife health and food systems as well as the role it plays in a community’s recreational activities and economy. Whether students live on or near the coast or...

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